Sunday, September 2, 2012

Picked Kashmir at Delhi Book Fair, 2012 (part-II)

Pick from the second book fair of the year.

Two Decades of Dogri Literature
Shivanath
Sahitya Akademi
First Published in 1997.
Rs. 55
Echoes & Shadows: A selection of Dogri Short Stories
Sahitya Akademi
First Published in 1992
Rs. 75
Padma Sachdev, A Drop in the Ocean: An Autobiography
Translation by Uma Vasudev & Jyotsna Singh
National Book Trust, India
First Edition, 2011
Rs. 180

Abhinavagupta
by G.T. Deshpande
Sahitya Akademi
First Published in 1989. Reprinted in 1992, 2009
Medieval Indian literature: An Anthology
Volume 2
Edited by K. Ayyappa Paniker
Sahitya Akademi
First Printed in 1999. Reprinted in 2010.
Rs. 500

Picked this one for its Kashmiri selection. Along with translations of some rare poetic works ranging from 14th to 16th century, it also offers the script of two Bhand Pathers, Diriz Pather and Buhir/Batte Pather.

Vaishava Art and Iconography of Kashmir
Bansi Lal Malla
Abhinav Publications
First Published in 1996
Rs. 400


Art and Crafts Jammu and Kashmir Land People Culture
D.N. Saraf
Abhinav Publications
First Published in 1987
Rs.800

Yes, managed to get a copy of this out-of-print book which perhaps still  remains one of the most beautifully produced books on the state, its people and culture. One of the rare books that doesn't rely only on beautiful pictures (which it has plenty) but also provides genuine well-researched information on its subject.

Previously:
Picked Kashmir at Delhi Book Fair, 2010
Picked Kashmir at Delhi Book Fair, 2011
Picked Kashmir at Delhi Book Fair, 2012



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