Themes covered

We have planned two phases of 9 CDs each, one CD per theme. The order of execution is flexible and will depend on the availability and pace of the various contributors to the series.

Phase I

 

1. Science & technology in ancient and pre-colonial India

 
 

2. India's contributions to world civilization, from ancient to present times, with a special section on India's presence in South-East Asia and the Far-East;

 
 

3. India's systems of medicine and local health traditions, with emphasis on Ayurveda;

 
 

4. India's ecological heritage: concepts and practices; texts, folk and tribal traditions;

 
 

5. India's traditional knowledge systems, with emphasis on agriculture and metallurgy;

 
 

6. India's early developments in governance, economics, social structures, and education, with special sections on woman and child;

 
 

7. Archaeological heritage: change and continuity in early India, starting from the Indus civilization;

 
 

8. Indian architecture, sculpture and Vastu, with a special section on the Hindu temple, its architectural and mythological concepts and execution;

 
 

9. Temple art in South India, principles, styles, and significance.

 

Phase II

 

1. Indian painting;

 
 

2. Indian music;

 
 

3. Indian dance;

 
 

4. Indian literature;

 
 

5. Pilgrimages and rituals;

 
 

6. India's tribal heritage;

 
 

7. Mythological and folk stories;

 
 

8. Indian systems of philosophy and pursuit of knowledge;

 
 

9. Yoga and self-realization.

 

These 18 CDs would amount to a mini-encyclopaedia together with an integrated course on Indian heritage.

Next: Structure of the CDs

 
       
 
 
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