I'm just about to make my first fieldwork trip to Orissa, where I hope to be living with the Dongria Kondh. These are a group you will no doubt have heard of, who this year won a campaign against Vedanta mining company taking the…"
Mostly worked in Kerela since 1945A short snippet abt the authors profile... (from the last link)I AM 80 years old, and in my childhood India was a fairytale land of rajas, silks and spices, tigers, monkeys and peacocks. As a schoolboy my fairytale picture of India was mildly spoiled by my history book with its stories of the Black Hole of Calcutta and the Mutiny!During the Second World War, I was doing paramedical work in China and on the way back to England I had to wait for three months in…See More
Avadhana is a unique classical Indian art of spontaneous creation. It is a feat of the mind. Avadhana literally means concentration. Its origin is said to date back to 1st B.C. The oldest available details of Astavadhana are recorded in Kannada language, dating back to 1200 A.D. Though we have the tradition of Sahityavadhana in Prakrit, Tamil, Gujarathi, Hindi and other languages, it is in Telugu and Kannada languages that we see this heritage maintained.In Telugu this art has taken titanic…See More
"For the same reason, I went through a lot of his articles/papers before starting on the book :) ah! the adv of a univ. lib.. :)
I think you might need a little background of indology before you can start off with this book... (not sure how non…"
The author, Sheldon Pollock has a very interesting profilehttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/mealac/faculty/pollock/ He has a paper on Indian intellectual history too on his faculty page which is a very interesting read if you are interested in pre colonial, sanskrit based Indian intellectual movement.. Though, I have a feeling that there might be some better works available right here...Has anyone here read this book? Any…See More
"I have not read this book, so I jumped over to Amazon, where they have one copy in stock... for $323.00!!! Granted there's a used copy for only $68... I'll need to keep watching for a cheaper used copy or check at my library.
"oops.. for some reason, I had the vedic defn of swarga in mind.. :) you are still in the process of setting up swarga? if you have set it up formally through registration, I might need some information on how to go about it from you..
I am on a…"