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Great sage Atreya's Atreya-Tilakam : an Indian Treatise About the Principles of Image-Making

Jugnu' Shri Krishna

ISBN 10: 8171104207 / ISBN 13: 9788171104208
Published by Parimal Publications
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Language: Sanskrit Text with English Translation
Pages: 126 (22 B/W Illustrations)
For one who has had the good fortune to co-operate ‘-7’ith the Poet Rabindra Nath Tagore, the Founder-President of Visvabharati, it is no small satisfaction to see how this splendid institution is growing and Santiniketan is generally becoming an important centre of learning in India. During my stay at Santiniketan in 1922/23, 1 could watch with pleasure one batch of Sanskrit Mss. after another coming into the library. At present this collection of Mss. in the Visvabharati Library is one of the treasures of the institution and it includes a good number of rare manuscripts.

I am happy to be able to introduce to Sanskrit scholars the edition princeps of text which is based on an unique manuscript belonging to the Visvabharati collection, moreover of a text belonging to the silpasastra literature, of which so little has become known hitherto. In fact, until a few years ago, we hardly knew anything of the Indian i1paastra. In my Geschichle dci !ndisc-hen Liueratur, Vol, III, p. 533 f., I could only refer to it in a short paragraph, relying on an article in Goldstucker’s ‘Literary Remains’, some reports of Ms., and the Vastuvidya, which had been published in 191 3 by Ganapati sastri.

Thanks to the labours of the late Mm. Ganapati sastri and other Indian scholars we now possess editions of several works on Silpasastra, and recently Professor Phanindra Nath Bose has published an interesting book on the Principles of Indian silpasatra to which is appended the text of the Mayaastra, which has been known (or rather hardly known) only from an edition in Telgu characters, printed in 1916.

Professor Bose, who was among the ablest r

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