New Page 1

    Best of Indian Crafts Store 
  (Prices are All inclusive - Worldwide Delivery - No Hidden Charges)    Home | FAQ l Shopping Cart | Contact Us
  For Bulk Requirements mail us at or Call us at 91-11-42267220    

 Due to some temporary problems with our Payment gateway CCNOW we request our customers for time being send payment to our paypal account till
the problem is rectified

Take 10% Discount on all Purchases.  Use Discount Code "crafts10"
  Take 25% Discount on Purchases of Five or more items.  Use Discount Code "crafts25"

Worldwide Delivery : Free Shipping


Wisdom Frozen in Time In Search of Treasure…Kolkata & Guwahati
Product No. : CD 059
Edition :   by R. Bharathadri by Indira
               Gandhi National Centre for
               the Arts, New Delhi
 U.S $ 19.95


About the CD

Calcutta University Manuscript Library: The Manuscript Library of Calcutta University has a huge collection of paper manuscripts. The curators in this library use time tested herbal methods. The film traces how the collections were built up over time and highlights some texts. Sapta Ratna-7 holy Buddhist Symbols; Ashta Sahasrika Prajna Paramita; Tibetan Manuscripts on Medicine; 250 year old Oriya text on Chaitanya Charitamrita; 300 year old Vedanta text etc.

Asiatic Society, Kolkata: The Asiatic Society was founded in 1783 by Sir William Jones. Today, it has 47,000 manuscripts in 26 languages. The prime movers behind the collection of these manuscripts were Raja Rajendra Lal Mitra and Hara Prasad Shastri. Asiatic Society remains a gold mine for scholars. Some of the Manuscripts shown in the film are Aim-I-Akbari, Kubjikamatam, Tarjuma-I-Mahabharata, View of Calcutta, 1848 etc.

Bangiya Sahitya Parishad: The film then covers Bangiya Sahitya Parishad which has a great number of old Sanskrit and Bengali Manuscripts. Some of the Manuscripts shown are Pancharaksha Buddhist text in the 15th century Newari script and Sri Krishna Kirtana, a 600 year old Manuscript.

Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad: Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad was the next halt. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as Mayor of Calcutta, gave it land to preserve heritage manuscripts. The camera captures rare glimpses of Manuscripts like Mahabharata and Bhagavat Mahapurana on palm leaf and bark.

Guwahati University Library: The film highlights the various aspects of Guwahati with special reference to Shaktipeetha and surveys the huge collection of illustrated manuscripts from 13th century, inscribed in various scripts on the insect repellent bark of Agaru tree. The film incorporates sound bytes of historians, covers aspects of traditional system of upkeep, and captures rare glimpses of Manuscripts like ‘Lava Kusha Yuddha, a 17th century illustrated Manuscript, Uddhava Samvad (colours used are of plant extracts, gamutra or cow urine); 16th century Bhagavata etc.

Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti: The IGNCA’s camera team visited Kamarupa Anusandhan Samiti, which was established in 1912. it has a rare collection of 300 Manuscripts. Some of the Manuscripts showcased are: poet Harihara Bipra’s Lavakusha Yuddha; Adiparva of Mahabharata on sanchi patra. Geetagovinda in Assamese Script; illustrated Ananda Lahari by Ananta Acharya; Sachitra Sundara Kanda, a 17th century Manuscripts.

Narayani Handiqui Historical Institute: This institute has illustrated Agaru bark manuscripts. Manuscripts captured in the film are Shalya Parva, a 17th century manuscript; Hasti Vidyaranya (Manuscript on the Medicinal treatment of elephant); Batuka Bhairava, a tantrik text; Ankiya Nat;

  Back <<<           


  Products Departments


Sculptures :  Brass l Marble l Wood l Buddhist l Poly Resin l  Terracotta l Puja Accessories    

Paintings :  Madhubani l Bengal Folk Art l Mughal l Kalamkari l Paata l Batik

Posters & Reprints : Hindu l People l Nature l Fine Art l Bollywood l Large Posters l
                             Small Gods Posters l Hindu Stickers l Kerala Mural Art

Postcards : Hindu l Fine Art l Fine Art Greeting Cards

Puja Accessories : Garlands l Incense Sticks Yantras l Incense Burners l Puja Lamps
                           Ritual Seats l
Puja Thali l Japa Malas

Audio & Video CD's :  Meditation l Krishna l Ganesha l Music Therapy l Classical Music l
l Indian Folk Music

Apparels :  Shawls and Stoles l Long Skirts l Ladies Tops l Woolen Caps l Bindis/ Body Dots l Tattoos

Jewellery :  Silver Pendants l Bracelets/ Bangles l Necklace Sets l Jewelry Boxes
Home Decor :  Double Bedcovers l Cushion Covers l Door Garlands l Single Bedcovers

Bags :  Gujarat Bags l Leather Bags l Ethnic Bags

Musical Instruments : Tabla l Harmonium l Santoor l Esraj l Mirdang
Pakhawaj l Swarmandal l Sarod l D
holak l Naal l Dilruba

Ayurvedic Products : Ayurvedic Medicines and Oils

Books :  Yoga l Buddhist l Art & Architecture l Medicines & Herbs l Comics l
             Bhagavad Gita l Puranas

Miscelleneous : Paper Mache

India Special : Indian Food Recipes


Shipping Options


      Track your Package  |  Wholesale  |  Contact Us  |  Shipping Policy  | Library

    Links  l  Site Map  l  FAQs  |  Return Policy  |  Privacy Policy   | Testimonials

Copyright © 2017,