Thursday, June 16, 2016

South Asia Books in June 2016

South Asia Books in June 2016

For the WorldCat bibliography click on this link and the individual titles below

Bibliography of 16 titles - Titles from South Asia received in May/June 2016 at the University of Virginia Library - two Sanskrit, 3 Urdu, and the rest in English, on topics of Calcutta, Bihar and Jharkhand, a big volume on kavya, lovely plates and paintings of Pahari miniature painting, early Indian art, the 1984 anti-Sikh violence (following Indira Gandhi's assassination), "understanding Pakistan," the Tiger action plans in 13 countries, India's military in the first world war, the Election 2014 and back to 1952, Buddhist art, and a tantric text
[Click a title (eg Calcutta ) to see its details in WorldCat. 
Click an image (eg Pahari)to see a larger version]

  1. Sarkar, Tanika, Bandyopadhyaya, Sekhara. Calcutta : the stormy decades. 2015.
  2. Singh, Lata, Pati, Biswamoy. Colonial and contemporary Bihar and Jharkhand. 2014.
  3. Javid, Khalid. Nimat khanah. 2014. Contents: Novel based on social themes. 
    Bronner, Yigal, Shulman, David Dean, Tubb,Gary A. Innovations and turning points : toward a history of Kavya literature. 2014.
  4. Rahi, Onkara. Growth and tradition of Pahari miniature painting. 2013.
  5. P. C. Jain. Early Indian art and architecture. 2015.
  6. Lokesh Chandra, International Academy of Indian Culture. The Buddhist cosmopolis. 2014.
  7. Joseph C., Mathew, Jamia Millia Islamia (India), Centre for Pakistan Studies. Understanding Pakistan : emerging voices from India. 2015.

    Contents: Contributed articles presented at a seminar organized by Centre for Pakistan Studies, MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  8. Ashraf, Tariq. Election 2014 : a complete documentation & analysis of Indian parliamentary elections since 1952. 2015.
  9. Global Tiger Forum (Noida, India), Secretariat, Wildlife Trust of India. Action Tiger : Tiger action plans of 13 tiger range countries. 2014.
  10. Amarinder Singh. Honour and fidelity : India's military contribution to the great war 1914-18. 2014.
  11. Mishra,Giri Ratna. Lankesa Ravana's Uddisa Tantra = Uddisatantra : with Sarveshwari English commentary & introduction. 2015.
    Contents: Tantric text on black magic etc.
  12. Masud Khan, Muhammad Athar, Cand, A'ishah. Do gaz zamin : afsane va inshay'e. 2013. Contents: Selected short stories, essay and plays on various themes; includes contributed articles on the life and works of Muhammad Athar Masud Khan, 1961, Urdu author.
  13. Husena, Jabira. Yih shahar lage mohe ban. 2014.
  14. Jayarasibhatta, Nyaupane, Kasinatha, sarma, Ambikadatta, Jayarasibhatta, Jayarasibhatta.Tattvopaplavasimhah. 2015. Contents: Critically edited Sanskrit text with Hindi translation on Carvaka school of philosophy, with refutation of other schools in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
  15. Vasupujya. Danasasana. 2009. Contents: Sanskrit text with Hindi explanation on Jaina doctrines of charity.

Collected by Philip McEldowney, Library. 2016 June 16.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

First Annual Sweat Shirt Week, University of Virginia, 17-25 March 2016

Celebrate Spring by wearing your favorite colorful attire to work. Leave the winter doldrums behind. 

Announcing the First Annual Sweat Shirt Week at the University of Virginia libraries, starting on St. Patrick’s Day the Thursday the 17 March and running through the following Friday the 25 March 2016.
We’ve expanded the definition of ‘sweat shirt’ to include other attire (since several of us do not have 7 great Sweat Shirts to wear) – sweaters, special shirts or blouses or garments, pants, crazy socks (Suzanne B’s suggestion); and even small ribbons, sashes, ties, pins with messages or images on them, hats, baseball caps, jewelry? In combination with other attire or by themselves. Some themes are suggested (only) below.

Photo shoot at noon each day on the front steps of Alderman Library. But feel free to have others take photos of you alone or in pairs, etc. and send them on to me. Smile.

Deej suggests we call each day “express yourself” day.  Please join in

Be inventive, creative.  This is your chance to exhibit, shine in your favorite outfits. As Suzanne says - you have a week to plan your wardrobe.

Enjoy!
 
Themes (colors, messages, types) Help me, help me! Send me suggestions or modifications. None of my suggestions below are set in stone.  What do you think?
Maybe --
17th March green (sweat shirts, shirts, sweaters, ribbon, pin, etc). St Pats sweat shirt, or other festival theme
18th March Friday reds Celebrating the colorful Friday (or pinks or purples) Sports or team sweat shirt
21st March Monday Its Spring Blues (blue sky, blue water, blues, blues). Schools / Colleges sweat shirt
22nd March Tuesday Yellows, oranges brighten up, sun, sun, sun. Organizations (ALA, Semester at Sea) and places (Charlottesville, cities) sweat shirts
23rd March Wed Hump day – boring, sad, nearing the last day of Sweat Shirt Week.  Black, browns, dullness, the earth.  (Environment, nature, places, Grand Canyon sweat shirt)
24th March Thursday Multicolor or any. International Day – wear your favorite native or ‘foreign’ sweat shirt or attire – German, Egyptian, Native American, African, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, etc.
25th March Friday – the Last day – come clean. Whites! Cleanliness, celebration, pureness. Your most favorite sweat shirt or attire. 

Whoa! The Annual Sweat Shirt Week is over – can’t wait for next year.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

South Asia books - New for Summer 2014, 80 titles

New for Summer in August 2014 – 80 South Asia titles or books received at the University of Virginia. Sections – A. History – India, 1-8. B. History – Pakistan, 9-13. C. General with cultural, social and political, 14-27. D. Religion, 28-38. E. Literature, 39-41. F. Food, 42-47. G. Art, architecture, and design, 48-66. H. Comics and graphics, 67-73. I. Childrens' and music, 74-80.
[Click a title to see its details in WorldCat. 
Click an image to see a larger version]

What are these amazing titles? 1. Frog Hymns and Rain Babies 
2.  Chairman Meow and the Protectors of the Proletariat

The complete list of 80 English titles https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/uvalibrary/lists/3458064
Also see 11 non-English titles new for summer 2014 https://www.worldcat.org/profiles/uvalibrary/lists/3458458

    A. History - India
  1. Lall, J. S. Begam Samru: Fading Portrait in a Gilded Frame. New Delhi: Lotus Collection, 2012.
  2. Thapar, Romila. Readings in Early Indian History. 2013.
  3. Chandra, Bipan. History of Modern India. 2012.
  4. Garg, Sanjay. The Sikka and the Raj: A History of Currency Legislations of the East India Company, 1772-1835. 2013.
  5. Pandey, R. G. Scindias of Gwalior. 2013.
  6. Chatterji, Rakhahari. Gandhi and the Ali Brothers: Biography of a Friendship. 2013.
  7. Kosambi, Meera. Mahatma Gandhi and Prema Kantak: Exploring a Relationship, Exploring History. 2013.
  8. Atkinson, George Francklin. The Campaign in India. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2012.   
  9.   B. History - Pakistan
  10. Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Pakistan on the Edge. 2013.
  11. Adeel, Narmeel, Noorzadeh Raja, Saad Idress, Sara pervaiz Amjad, and Zoia Michelle Pervez. The History Project. 2013.
  12. Khan, Fazle Karim. The Oxford School Atlas for Pakistan. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  13. Imperial Gazetteer of India. 2013.
  14. Hussain, Ejaz. Military Agency, Politics and the State in Pakistan. New Delhi: Saṁskr̥iti, 2013.
  15. C. General - social, sultural, political
  16. Joshi, Shubhada A. Perspectives on Maharashtra: Cultural-Intellectual Contributions. New Delhi: Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, 2013.
  17. Trautmann, Thomas R. Does India Have History?: Does History Have India? 2012.
  18. Devaṛā, Ji. Esa. Ela. Environmental Crisis and Social Dismemberment in Northwest India: During the Pre-Colonial Period. 2012.
  19. Gupta, Charu. Representing Dalit Bodies in Colonial North India. 2012.
  20. Bhukya, Bhangya. Colonialism and Its Nomads in South India. 2012.
  21. Rangachari, Devika. Exploring Spaces for Women in Early Medieval Kashmir. 2012.
  22. Datta, Partho. Patrick Geddes and the Metropolis. 2012.
  23. Howes, Stephen, and M. Govinda Rao. Federal Reform Strategies: Lessons from Asia and Australia. 2013.
  24. Bajpai, Kanti P., and Harsh V. Pant. India's Foreign Policy: A Reader. 2013.
  25. Bajpai, Kanti P., and Harsh V. Pant. India's National Security: A Reader. 2013.
  26. Das, S. K. The Civil Services in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2013.
  27. Ray, Partha. Monetary Policy. 2013.
  28. Sikdar, Soumyen. Capital Flows and Exchange Rate Management. 2013.
  29. Acharyya, Rajat. Trade and Environment. 2013.
  30. D. Religious
  31. Singh, Prakash, and Maneesh Agnihotri. A Celebration of Faith and Spirituality: Mahakumbh, 2013. 2013.
  32. Menen, Rajendar. Karma Sutra: Adventures of a Street Bum. 2012.
  33. Chopra, Swati, and Aditi Ghosh. Sadhus & Shamans. 2012.
  34. Obeyesekere, Ranjini. The Revered Book of Five Hundred & Fifty Jātaka Stories: Translated from the 14th Century Sinhala Version. 2012.
  35. Kalupahana, David J. A Sourcebook on Later Buddhist Philosophy. 2008.
  36. Kalupahana, David J. A Sourcebook of Early Buddhist Philosophy. 2007.
  37. Raman, N. S. S. Hinduism. 2013.
  38. Pande, Govind Chandra. Buddhism. 2013.
  39. Robinson, Rowena. Boundaries of Religion: Essays on Christianity, Ethnic Conflict, and Violence. 2013.
  40. Ḍuṅgaḍuṅga, Glaiḍasana. Whose Country Is It Anyway?: Untold Stories of the Indigenous Peoples of India. 2013.
  41. Globalization, National Development, and Tribal Identity (National Seminar), and S. N. Chaudhary. Globalization, National Development, and Tribal Identity. 2013.
  42. E. Literature
  43. Sharma, Suman K. Tales from the Tawi: A Collection of Dogri Folk Tales. 2007.
  44. Mahātmā Gāndhī Antararāshṭrīya Hindī Viśvavidyālaya (Wardha, India). Bhīshma Sāhanī. 2001.
  45. Faiẓ, Faiẓ Aḥmad, K. K. Mohapatra, Leelawati Mohapatra, and Paul H. St. Pierre. Faiz Ahmed Faiz: last night : the quatrain in multiple translations, translated from the Urdu. Bhubaneswar: Four Corners, 2011.
  46.   F. Food
  47. Prasada, Neha, Ashima Narain, and Priya Kapoor. Dining with the Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition. 2013.
  48. Halarnkar, Samar. The Married Man's Guide to Creative Cooking and Other Dubious Adventures. 2013.
  49. Tennebaum, Tara Deshpande. A Sense for Spice: Recipes and Stories from a Konkan Kitchen. Chennai: Westland, 2013.
  50. Dasgupta, Kaushik. First Food: A Taste of India's Biodiversity. New Delhi: Centre for Science and Environment, 2013.
  51. Purohit, Anjali, and Bahinabai Choudhari. Ragi-Ragini: chronicles from Aji's kitchen. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2012.
  52. Khosla, Ishi. Is Wheat Killing You?: The Essential Cookbook and Guide to a Wheat-Free Life. New Delhi: Penguin Books India, 2011.
  53. G. Art, architecture, and design
  54. Vajrācārya, Gautamavajra, Vidya Dehejia, and Savita Chandiramani. Frog Hymns and Rain Babies: Monsoon Culture and the Art of Ancient South Asia. 2013.
  55. Satya Sai, M. S. C. Stop, Look, Go: Rupturing of a Flow / Narrative : Decemebr 2009, Delhi. 2009.
  56. Sengupta, Paula. The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking. New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 2012.
  57. Desai, Devangana. Art and Icon: Essays on Early Indian Art. 2013.
  58. Agrawal, Ashvini. Legacy of Indian Art: Continuity in Change. 2013.
  59. Nevile, Pran. The Raj Revisited. 2012.
  60. Gangoly, O. C. Masterpieces of Rajput painting: selected, annotated and described in relation to original Hindi texts from religious literature, with an introduction. Calcutta: Republication by Subhasis Chatterjee on behalf of Rabindranth Roy Charitable Trust, 2012.
  61. Rag, Pankaj. Known & Unknown: An Encyclopaedia of Historical Monuments of Madhya Pradesh. Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Madhyam for Directorate of Archaeology, Archives & Museums, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, 2008.
  62. National Museum of India, Daljeet, Rajeshwari Shah, and Tejbir Singh. Dasavatara: the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu = Vishṇū ke dasa avatāra. New Delhi: National Museum, 2009.
  63. Chauhan, Muktirajsinhji, and Kamalika Bose. A History of Interior Design in India. 2007.
  64. Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, World Heritage Centre, and Nepal. The Patan Royal Palace Restoration and Conservation Project: Joint Mission Report, December 2006. 2006.
  65. Parikh, Pranali, and Yatin Pandya. Hindu Notions of Space Making. Ahmedabad: SID Research Cell, School of Interior Design, CEPT University, 2008.
  66. Jose, Mridula. An Eclectic Juxtaposition: A Perspective Study of the Transformation That Set in on Account of the Early Trade to the Kerela Built Form with Respect to Its Defining Interior Elements & Its Aesthetics. 2007.
  67. Vyas, H. Kumar. Design the International Movement: With Indian Parallel. Ahmedabad, Gujarat: SID Research Cell, School of Interior Design, CEPT University, 2009.
  68. Bose, Kamalika. Seeking the Lost Layers: An Inquiry into the Traditional Dwellings of the Urban Elite in North Calcutta. 2008.
  69. Manu, Sanyogita, and Rajan Rawal. Exploring the Realm of Energy and Comfort in Interiors: "Experiments" to Understand Thermal Effects of Furniture on Interior Environments. 2006.
  70. Ramaswamy, Sakthivel. Biomimicry: An Analysis of Contemporary Biomimetic Approaches. 2007.
  71. International Seminar on Vernacular Settlement. ISVS IV: Pace or Speed? : 4th International Seminar on Vernacular Settlement, Ahmedabad, India, February 14-17, 2008 : Proceedings. 2008.
  72. Thakkar, Jay, and Sheila Skye Morrison. Mātrā: Ways of Measuring Vernacular Built Forms of Himachal Pradesh. Ahmedabad, India: SID Research Cell, School of Interior Design, CEPT University, 2008.
  73. H. Comics and graphics
  74. Vakil, Mohammed Ali, and Mohammed Arif Vakil. 40 Sufi Comics. 2012.
  75. Anant Singh, and Abhijeet Kini. Chairman Meow and the Protectors of the Proletariat. 2012.
  76. Rāvu, Anil Sī. Yes. Hyderabadi Biriyani. 2012.
  77. Arora, Karan Vir. Karan Vir's Shiva: The Legends of the Immortal. 2011.
  78. Bakshi, Aditya, and Dipak Prajapati. Col N J Nair AC, KC: The True Maratha. 2009.
  79. Vakil, Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Arif Vakil, Rahil Mohsin, Abdul Gafur Madinal, and Muqtar Ahmed. The wise fool of Baghdad. Bangalore, India: Sufi Comics, 2012.
  80. Bakshi, Aditya, Sony Thokchom, and Dipak Prajapati. Maj Sandeep Unnikrishnan AC: Braveheart of Mumbai. 2010.
  81. I. Childrens' and music
  82. Jain, Geetika. Birds and Animals in Indian Art. 2008.
  83. Bond, Ruskin, and Kollol Majumder. The World of Trees. 2008.
  84. Joshi, Usha, Manjula Padmanabhan, and Mala Singh. The Rainbow. 2011.
  85. Kamakshi Balasubramanian, and Yusuf Bangalorewala. Waiting for the Rain. 2008.
  86. Devnath, Lakshmi, Ajay Krishnan, and Madurai Mani Iyer. Madurai Mani Iyer: The Joy of Song. 2012.
  87. Devnath, Lakshmi. G.N. Balasubramaniam: Speed Thrills. 2011.
  88. Devnath, Lakshmi. M.S. Subbulakshmi: The Queen of Song. 2011.

Collected by Philip McEldowney, Library. 2014 August 15.

Monday, October 6, 2014

South Asia New in Fall 2014

New books for the Fall of 2014 from South Asia. Cook with new books, one the Jewels of the Nizam and the other "Oh! Calcuatta". History and politics - partition, colonial clubs, Ghadar, Habib on economics, Bengal Zamindar. Then social aspects of Anglo-Indians, Dalits, social scientists. Literature - Ruskin Bond and others English.  Delhi in the eyes of a Pakistani, Delhi's architecture, also Kolkata and Mushidabad.  A graphic book of the legend of Karna. Early portrait photography, and some stunning photos of tigers and an anthology of almost 100 writings (V. Thapar's Tiger Fire). Finally a kids' colorful picture book on Diwali.  And, of course, many more, too many to list. Check them out, have a look. [Click on a title to see more at WorldCat; Click on an image to see a larger version.]


Chatterjee, Anjan. Oh! Calcutta Cookbook. 2013.


Chokshi, Shaili. Study of Colonial Clubs As a Building Type. Ahmedabad: CEPT University Press, 2012.

Tiwari, Manish, and Rajan Pandey. Battleground U.P.: Politics in the Land of Ram. Chennai: Tranquebar Press, 2013.


Grewal, J. S., Harish K. Puri, and Indu Banga. The Ghadar movement: background, ideology, action, and legacies. 2013.

Habib, Irfan. Indian Economy Under Early British Rule, 1757-1857. [Aligarh]: Aligarh Historians Society, 2013.

Satyanarayana, K., and Susie J. Tharu. The Exercise of Freedom: An Introduction to Dalit Writing. New Delhi: Navayana Pub, 2013.

Santra, Manas Kumar. The Largest Musalman Zamindari in Bengal: Birbhum Under the Pathan Royal Family, 1600-1765. Kolkata: Progressive Publishers, 2013.
Muthiah, S., and Harry MacLure. The Anglo-Indians: A 500-Year History. 2013.


Mukalel, Benny M. J. Joseph. Vistas: A Study on the Early Writings of Ruskin Bond. 2013.

Dehejia, Harsha V., and Keśavadāsa. Rasikapriya = Rasikapriyā : ritikavya of Keshavdas in ateleirs of love. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2013.


Sur, Anuradha Dutta. Lal Kot to Lal Qila: The Architectural Heritage of Delhi : a Journey Through Time. New Delhi: ABI Prints & Pub. Co, 2014.

Das, Neeta, and Rosie Llewellyn-Jones. Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal. 2013.

Halder, Sibabrata, and Manju Halder. Colonial Architecture of Kolkata: Reflections of the European Building-Art in Eastern Enterprise. Kolkata: Urbee Prakashan, 2013.


Pinney, Christopher, Beth Citron, and Rahaab Allana. Allegory & Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia. New Delhi, India: Published by Mapin Pub. and Alkazi Collection of Photography, 2013.

Thapar, Valmik. Tiger Fire: 500 Years of the Tiger in India. New Delhi: Aleph Book Co, 2013.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Tagore Songs again - now cataloged

The audio CDs and the book of translations of Tagore songs are now cataloged and added to the University of Virginia library collections.

We thank Sugata Bose for donating the set of 4 CDs of the first title to the University of Virginia library.  Professor Bose is also the selector of his favorite Tagore songs on the second title, My Tagore.  And to complete this set of three related titles, he is also the translator into English of Tagore poems and songs in the third title, a book which includes most of the songs recorded on the CDs of the first title World Voyager.

Click on any of the covers to see a larger image.

1. Tagore, Rabindranath, Sugata Bose, and Pramita Mallick. Viśvayātrī Rabīndranātha: Tagore, the World
Voyager : Songs Composed During Tagore's Overseas Voyages During 1912-1934. Kolkata: Bhavna Records and Cassettes, 2010. Sound recording. 4 audio CDs. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u6369501 http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u6369501


2. Tagore, Rabindranath, Subrata Mukhopadhaya, and Gopa Roy. Amaar Rabindranath: My Tagore. , 2010. Sound recording. Audio CD. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u6369514 http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u6369514


3. Tagore, Rabindranath, and Sugata Bose. Tagore, the World Voyager. , 2013. Print. Book. http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/u6369344
You can see a list of the songs on the CDs by examining the detailed cataloged record.  
But listen to any of the 10 songs on title #2 My Tagore above by going to the playlist 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe7YCEY3tGNVtMHwEkDeR9huszzceDSLT

Here is a list of the 10 songs -
  • Kul theke mor gaaner tari
  • Amaar bela je jay sanjh belate
  • Aaji marmardhwani keno jagilo ret
  • Ogo sundar, ekoda ki jani kon punyer phale
  • Tomar binay gaan chhilo
  • Tumi ki kebali chhabi
  • Sakarun benu bajaye ke jay
  • Ami chini go chini tomare, ogo bideshini
  • Tar hate chhilo hashir phuler har
  • Ami tomay jato shuniechhilem gaan
I hope that you also might check out these items - have a listen to the wonderous Bengali songs of Tagore and enjoy reading the English translations of Tagore's poetry and song lyrics.