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.

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.