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Symbols of Art, Religion and Philosophy

Padma Sudhi (Author)
Synopsis The present book is unique and is one of its own kind. During the last decade, several books on symbols have been published by oriental publishers but not a single book has touched those symbols which are tackled here by the present author. More so, almost all the books took Indian symbols partially. Sometimes, they deal them with the literary evidences and sometimes with the help of Archaeological proofs. Elsewhere, they have been interpreted through the art forms. The present writer, being unhappy by the partial approach of different authors, has tried to analyse through her discussions the nine symbols as have been represented in the art forms, religions and philosophies of India. Besides the elaborate treatment given to the nine symbols of Rudraksa, cakra, Prabha mandala, Mudra, Salagrama, Svastika, Sikhara, Circumambulation and Philosopher's stone, the author has deciphered at least more than a hundred symbols which are connected with the studies of these symbols. A manuscript on Salagrama, together with the details of other manuscripts on salagrama, has been photo printed from the Govt. Manuscript Library of the BORI, Poona under the Appendix No.I. In the Appendix no.II , the plates and sketches concerning nine symbols have been given. This book has been devoted to the discovery of India through symbols.
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About the author

Padma Sudhi

Dr. Padma Sudhi is a famous poet and author, and Sanskrit Scholar since 1955. Born during world war II, she was a post graduate student of Sanskrit in the University of Delhi. Received the degree of Ph.D. from Poona University. Learnt Music, Painting and Yoga, together with Typing in the States. Published 12 books in Hindi and English, fiction and nonfiction. Fetched five scholarship in India and America. Appointed thrice as visiting professor to the university of Colorado, California and Texas. Visited 12 states of the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Western European countries, Nepal, Japan, Thailand and whole of India. Presently Research Professor in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Instt. Poona 411004. Presently she has become a publisher of the firm, Western Ghat Publication, Poona 411025.

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Bibliographic information

Title Symbols of Art, Religion and Philosophy
Author Padma Sudhi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.05.1988
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170760135
length 320p., 24cm.