Cultural Horizons of India

author: Musashi Tachikawa
edition: 1990, International Academy of Indian Culture and Aditya Prakashan
pages: 2743
language: English
Topic: History

Summary: This book studies the the ancient culture of India, dealing with Tantra, Buddhism, Art, Archaeology, Language and Literature in 7 volumes. It is part of the Sata-pitaka series.

This book includes the research material of Lokesh Chandra representing a collection of writings related to languages such as Sanskrit, Iranian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Slavic, Sino-Japanese, Tibetan and Thai.

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The present series of seven volumes will span the last fifty years of research articles of Prof. Lokesh Chandra. It will include most of his general presentations as well as research papers that lie scattered in over a hundred publications, many of them inaccessible. This half a century has been the flowing onward of the essence of life, in an effort to create ever newer eyes. Out the depths of the mind of India and her interactions with other countries of Asia have emerged new sensibilities of expanding awareness of the vanishing and the enduring in the permanence of change. The varied human responses in the rhythms of time enable us to understand the endless continuum of culture. They form the brigde from the perceptible to the non-perceptible. In the perennial or sanatana of India and Buddhist Asia, events and symbols, time-intervals and eternal continuities are homogenous and interpenetrative. Thus the stream of our eternal time forms indivisible links in an unbroken whole of that has been, of that is and of that will be. In this is our hope and history, resolve and resurrection.
Volume 1 (ISBN: 8185179522, Edition: 1990).
Volume 2 (ISBN: 8185689008, Edition: 1992).
Volume 3 (ISBN: 8185689253, Edition: 1993).
Volume 4 (ISBN: 818568944, Edition: 1995).
Volume 5 (ISBN: 818647121, Edition: 1997).
Volume 6 (ISBN: 8190019961, Edition: 1997).
Volume 7 (ISBN: 8186471170, Edition: 1998).

Available pages:

[About the Author (Lokesh Chandra)]
[Volume 1 (summary)]
[Volume 1 (preface)]
[Volume 2 (summary)]
[Volume 3 (summary)]
[Volume 4 (summary)]
[Volume 5 (summary)]
[Volume 6 (summary)]
[Volume 7 (summary)]

Contents of this online book (index):

The full text of the Cultural Horizons of India in English can be quickly summarized in the following table of contents. Becaue these pages are not available to read online, I would recommend you buy the book.

Life, space and structures [link]
Creativity and environment [link]
Environment and man [link]
Shared earth [link]
Technology and cultural identity [link]
Emerging paradigms [link]
Calligraphy: thirst for the yonder form [link]
Translation as a process of historic renewal [link]
India and world literature [link]
Dance: the divine art [link]
India's thought and human destiny [link]
Ellora as sunyata and rupam [link]
Rare Indian manuscripts in Asian countries [link]
Secret services in ancient India [link]
Padmavat of Jaisi [link]
My father is merged into the majesty of infinity [link]
In the Land on Vedic Studies [link]
Buddhism as a pan-human syndrome [link]
Buddhism and the origin of printing technology [link]
Nalanda [link]
Buddhism and Women [link]
Kanchi and the cultural efflorescence of Asia [link]
Jalalabad: the final repose of Badshah Khan [link]
Kashmir and Central Asia in the first millenium [link]
Mahabharata in Asian literatures and arts [link]
Sanskrit in the Renaissance of European languages [link]
The cultural symphony of India and Greece [link]
Lithuanian and Sanskrit [link]
India and Austria: an intercultural dialogue [link]
Hungary: an academic vision [link]
Alexander Csoma de Koros [link]
Yeats: quest for roots [link]
Nikolai Roerich [link]
Indo-European, Sanskrit and Bulgaria [link]
Unto the Siva temple of Indonesia [link]
Borobudur: the overflowing of the spirit in endless reliefs [link]
Ramayana: the epic of Asia [link]
Symbolic meaning of the Tibetan flag [link]
Narrative art of Tibet [link]
Glimpses of the history of Indo- Tibetan medicine [link]
Buddhism in Mongolia [link]
In search of Buddhist manuscripts in Eastern Siberia [link]
Cultural relations of India and Siberia [link]
Cultural interflow between India and China [link]
Brahmana in the East Asian tradition [link]
India and Japan: a cultural encounter [link]
History of Indo-Japanese relations [link]
The cultural heritage of Japan [link]
Dhyana to Zen [link]
Japan, cuisine and culture [link]
Surya in East Asia [link]
Ganesa in Japan [link]
Sarasvati in Japanese art [link]
The iconography of Uma and Mahesvara in Japanese art [link]
Iconography of the goddess Usnisavijaya [link]
Vaisravana/Kuvera in the Sino-Japanese tradition [link]
Morphological types of Rocana/Locana [link]
Mantras of the Thousand-armed A valokitesvara [link]
The twelve Light-Buddhas of Kakrak, Afghanistan [link]
Amitabha/Amida in Japan [link]
Notes on Central Asian Buddhist iconography [link]
The structure of the Garbhadhatu mandala [link]
Comparison of the Japanese and Tibetan versions of the Abhisambodhi- Vairocana mandala [link]
The Letter A in Sino-Japanese [link]
Tamil sound-sequence of the Japanese alphabet [link]
Japan: the multilayered catalyst between East and West [link]
Buddhism as the creative vision of Korea [link]
Gandavyuha and the Korean cave of Sokkur-am [link]
The Confucian Analects [link]
The Tripitaka-translator Pao-ssu-wei/Cintamani [link]
Tantras and the defence of Tang China [link]
Emperor Hsuan-tsung, Vajrayana and Quarter of Vajras [link]
Mara-vijaya-stotra [link]
Was the Manchu Canon a Kanjur or a Tripitaka [link]
The cultural heritage of Japan [link]
Evolution of the tantras [link]
Trapusa and Bhallika [link]
Oddiyana: a new interpretation [link]
Stone inscription of Kuluta from Mathura [link]
Portraits of two Kushan princes and of Subhakara [link]
Comparative study of the Chinese and Uigur invocation to Sarasvati [link]
Pagan bronze image of Vajrasana-Buddha [link]
Gilgit fragment of the Pratimoksa-sutra [link]
Legend of Krsna: Hellenistic echoes [link]
The Sutra Route: the beyond within [link]
Avalokitesvara in Tun-huang paintings [link]
Flying goddesses [link]
Role of the Lotus Sutra in the twenty-first century [link]
India and Sri Lanka [link]
French research on the interrelation of India, Serindia and China [link]
Ayurveda in Asia [link]
The flesh and blood of time [link]
The Cyavana-Vidanvat legend in the Jaiminiya Brahmana [link]
Studies in the Jaimintya-Brahmana [link]
A Sanskrit text on alankara from Indonesia [link]
The Raghu Vira Award to President Daisaku Ikeda [link]
The vision of President Daisaku Ikeda 305 [link]
President Ikeda: the mind of yonder time [link]
Eternal melody of the poetic spirit [link]
The Mani stone [link]
Tibetan works printed by the Shoparkhang of the Potala [link]
Les imprimeries tibetaines de Drepung, Derge et Pepung [link]
Tibetan Buddhist texts printed by the Mdzod-dge sgar-gsar monastery [link]
Nama-sangiti is a hymn of advaya names [link]
The life and works of Hjam-dbyans-bzhad-pa [link]
Contents of two Tibetan hippological treatises [link]
A conspectus of the Mongolian Tanjur [link]
Chronology of Buddhism in Siberian Buryatia [link]
Ganesa in Tibet [link]
Sanskrit Studies in Classical Indonesia [link]
The Contacts of Abhayagiri of Srilanka with Indonesia in the Eighth Century [link]
Chandi Sevu as a Stereomorphic Vajradhatu-Mandala [link]
Chandi Mendut and Pavon [link]
Borobudur is he Base of an Architectonic Vajradhatu- Mandala [link]
Identification of the Nanjuk Bronzes [link]
The Bronze-find of Nanjuk [link]
The Buddhist Bronzes of Surocolo [link]
The Jaka Dolog Inscription of King Krtanagara [link]
From the Goddesses of Plaosan to the Dharani-Mandala at alchi [link]
An Indonesian Copper-plate-Sanskrit Inscription cum Drawing of Hariti [link]
The Eternal Yogisvara [link]
Notes on Kunjarakarna [link]
Nyai Lara Kidul: Goddess of the Southern Seas [link]
The Sailendras of Java [link]
Bima Bunkus-Indonesian Episode of the Mahabharata Cycle [link]
Illustrations of Balinese Mudras [link]
San Hyan Kamahayanikan [link]
Mantranaya [link]
Advaya-sadhana [link]
Saiva version of san hyan Kamahayanikan [link]
Importent words in the SHK (Saiva) [link]
Bhuvana-samksepa: Saiva cosmology in Indonesia [link]
Index of important words in Bhuvana-samksepa [link]
Smaradahana (illustrated manuscript) [link]
Smaradahana (old Javanese text and translation) [link]
Pensive images and martial traditions [link]
Buddhist colossi and the Avatamsaka sutras [link]
Srstikarta Lokesvara with twelve emanations [link]
Iconography of the Thousand-armed Manjusri [link]
Siddham calligraphy [link]
The Tibetan state and Buddhist culture [link]
The new paradigms of Mongolia [link]
The Raghu Vira school of Monogolian studies [link]
The flow of civilisation [link]
Decline of Buddhist in india [link]
Identity [link]
Imperial Ming jar with Sanskrit mantras [link]
New Sources for Buddhist iconography [link]
Chanda-Karana: the art of writing poetry [link]
Sanskrit rhythms in East Asia [link]
India and Japan [link]
Devaraja in Cambodian History [link]
Kosa: the golden vesture of the palladium in Champa [link]
Indonesia in the fourth century [link]
Meditative architectonics of the Borobudur [link]
King Dharmavamsa Teguh and the Indonesian Mahabharata [link]
Literature cited [link]
Five Tibetan texts on Genesa [link]
Life of Damba Darja Jaya-yin [link]

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