Studies in Jaina Art and Iconography and Allied Subjects in Honour of Dr. U.P. Shah

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Abhinav Publications, 1995 - Art - 366 pages
The Present Volume Is Published By The Oriental Institute, M.S. University Of Baroda In Sacred Memory Of Late Dr. U.P. Shah, Ex-Deputy Director And General Editor, Ramayana Deptt. Of The Institute. It Contains Research Articles Specially Written By Scholar-Friends Of Dr. Shah From The World Over, Ranging From Jaina Philosophy, Jaina Iconography, Art-History To Indian Literature In General, As His Interest Too Ranged To All The Afore-Mentioned Subjects. As Will Be Evident From The Life-Sketch And The Bibliography Of His Works, Dr. Shah Made An Impact In The Field Of Jaina Iconography And Art-History, Though He Handled, With Equal Felicity, Subjects Related To Oriental Studies. Some Of The Articles Appearing In This Volume Break New Ice Regarding Certain Knotty Points Of Jaina Philosophical Thought And Religious Practices. It Would Be Helpful To View The Contents Of This Volume From The Standpoint Of Long, Mutual Affinity And Correlatedness Of The Ancient Vedic And Jaina Traditions That Flourished Coevally Over A Great Stretch Of Time In This Country Of Uncommon Tolerance And Understanding Of Opposing Ideas And Ideals, Evincing Brilliant Insights Into The Problems Of Being And Consciousness Ever Probed By Human Mind. The Methodology Of Symbolical Representation Of Transcendental Principles And Perceptions Evolved In Both Jaina And Brahmanical Traditions Of Thought Is Well-Documented In This Volume, Which Will Prove To Be A Treasure For The Students Of Oriental Studies In General And Indology In Particular
 

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Contents

An Indologist and Art Historian
1
Dr U P Shah Some Reflections
11
Evolution and Appraisal
15
Two Jain Yantras of the Fifteenth Century
20
Vaddamanu An Early Jaina Site in Guntur District Andhra Pradesh
29
Jain Epistemology
35
Some Educational Implications of Jain Philosophy
43
Doctrine of Karma and Jaina Ethics
47
The Cult of Paraśurāma and its Popularity in Orissa
161
Manuscript Sources for Old GujarātiOld Western Rājasthāni Dialectology
193
On the Status of Old IndoAryan Reconstructions
197
Lists of the Major Purāṇas as Obtained in the Purāņas
203
Rāmāyaṇa Manuscripts
206
A Note on Passages 9 and 13 of Appendix I of the Uttarakānda
211
Hagiography and Sects in the Medieval Vaisnava Bhakti of Western India
217
Sanskrit Geographical Tables
229

Sculptures in Western India Rajasthan and Gujarat
55
Jaina Sculptures from Rohtak
67
District Bhatinda Punjab
72
An Assessment
77
Local History and Chaitya Paripati
83
Hayagriva at Khajuraho
88
A Proposed Methodology for the Study of System of Proportions in Indian Temple ArchitectureThe Case Study of Sunak Temple
91
On Some of the Iconometric Details in the SamarāngaņaSūtradhāra of Bhojadeva
105
Beginning of New Iconological Cycle
111
Invocations and Petitions in the Soma Hymns of RgvedaSamhitā IX
115
The Notion of Distinctive Features in Sanskrit Phonetics
125
Māmaki and the Altindische Grammatik
135
A Note on Asti
137
Rāmāyaṇa and Public Discourse in Medieval India
141
A Brief Survey
267
The Vivarta
277
Some Unconventional Views on Rasa
281
Some Minor RāmāyaṇaPoets in the Medieval Gujarati Literature
291
Some Remarks
299
SitātyāgaWhether Kālidāsa Wrote It First?
303
IndoEuropean Beliefs in Classical Greek and Indian Drama
311
Marital Status of the Nymph Urvasi in Kālidāsas Vikramorvasiyam
323
Contents of RāmāyaṇaSome Observations
333
The Compound Verb in Gujarati and its Use in Connected Text
339
New Light on the Ancient History of Kauśāmbi
357
A Survey of ManuscriptCollections in Gujarat
363
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