Imprisoned within the Absence, a goddess plots her vengeance... A king's peaceful reign is torn asunder when a demonic goddess kidnaps the young prince Joranas, taunting the father and monarch with a dilemma: to rescue his son, he must present himself bodily before her in Hell... but crossing over in the flesh is no simple task. When an arch-shaman of Boranash offers a clue to the quandary, the gods themselves warn Besmir to turn from his path... or risk initiating the end of all things. Aided by a group of feathered Corbondrasi, his queen Arteera, and Zaynorth the illusion mage, King Besmir Fringor must find a way to release his son from Hell without destroying the world to which they would return. Duel with a Demoness is the second book in the Liam Reese series, A Huntsman's Fate, but may be read as a standalone story.
Author: Liam Reese
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Mahesh Sharma
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
This groundbreaking study focuses on a village called Te in a "Tibetanized" region of northern Nepal. While Te's people are nominally Buddhist, and engage the services of resident Tibetan Tantric priests for a range of rituals, they are also exponents of a local religion that involves blood sacrifices to wild, unconverted territorial gods and goddesses. The village is unusual in the extent to which it has maintained its local autonomy and also in the degree to which both Buddhism and the cults of local gods have been subordinated to the pragmatic demands of the village community. Charles Ramble draws on extensive fieldwork, as well as 300 years' worth of local historical archives (in Tibetan and Nepali), to re-examine the subject of confrontation between Buddhism and indigenous popular traditions in the Tibetan cultural sphere. He argues that Buddhist ritual and sacrificial cults are just two elements in a complex system of self-government that has evolved over the centuries and has developed the character of a civil religion. This civil religion, he shows, is remarkably well adapted to the preservation of the community against the constant threats posed by external attack and the self-interest of its own members. The beliefs and practices of the local popular religion, a highly developed legal tradition, and a form of government that is both democratic and accountable to its people all these are shown to have developed to promote survival in the face of past and present dangers. Ramble's account of how both secular and religious institutions serve as the building blocks of civil society opens up vistas with important implications for Tibetan culture as a whole.
Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal
Author: Charles Ramble
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
An Interim Report on Excavations at Rājbāḍīdāṅgā and Terracotta Seals and Sealings
Author: Sudhir Ranjan Das
Category: Rājbādị̄dāṅgā Site (India)
A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.
Author: Amaresh Datta
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Category: Indic literature
Throughout the world and over many centuries, the cultures in which Islam has been a major presence have created stories in word and picture to celebrate the men and women who best exemplify each culture's aspirations. This is the story of how those heroic figures have both shaped and been shaped by the religious tradition called Islam.
Themes in Literature and the Visual Arts
Author: John Renard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Bulletin of the College of Indology
Extended narrative poem on the life and exploits of Rāma, Hindu deity; originally serialized in Kalyana-kalpataru, 1949-1951.
With Hindi Text and English Translation
Category: Rāma (Hindu deity)
This fourth title in a unique series that combines reference and analytical qualities in chronicling the horror and science fiction genres, Horror and Science Fiction Films IV brings the earlier three volumes in the series up to date, concentrating on the period from 1984-1994, as well as updating entries from the previous volumes and adding newly-discovered titles from 1900-1983. Entries in the main list include credits, cast, synopsis, and annotation. The introduction lists 1995 releases in the genres and 1996 releases through the summer, cites the more memorable films in the genres for both the current period and 1900-1984, and serves as an index to key titles in the main list, including long-lost titles such as the -obscure silent Were Tiger and the 1931 The Phantom. Willis includes many films from around the world that are not found in any other English-language film reference work. One appendix provides thumbnail descriptions of problem and peripheral films; another updates entries in the first three books with alternate titles; and a third appendix serves as an index to the approximately 7,000 films listed in the first three volumes in the series as well as in the current volume, thus bringing the total number of films covered in this series to roughly 11,000 titles.
Author: Donald C. Willis
Category: Performing Arts
The first anthology in English of South-East Asian myths, this book is an engaging look at these rich storytelling traditions. It includes new translations of some shorter tales and concise paraphrases of longer epics. There are separate sections devoted to poetry, drama, proverbs, and prose from various regions and cultures. A wide range of readers will find themselves absorbed in the romance, tragedy, drama, and adventure of South-East Asian kings, princes, princesses, heroes and heroines, and ordinary people.
Author: Graham E. Saunders
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Collections
Profiles the most significant contemporary British and American writers of fantasy and horror. Entries cover all aspects of each writer's career.
Author: Richard Bleiler
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Veṅkaṭarāma Rāghavan
Category: Vālmīki. Rāmāyaṇa
Hindu mythological text.
Author: Ganesh Vasudeo Tagare