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PUBLICATIONS OF CPREEC ON THE ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE

SACRED ANIMALS OF INDIA

Book Description

Belief in the sanctity of animals originated from ideas of karma and the transmigration of souls—thus an ant or a tiger could be one’s past or future identity. Sacred Animals of India draws on the ancient religious traditions of India—Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism—to explore the customs and practices that engendered the veneration of animals in India. Animals are worshipped in India as deities, as, for instance, the elephant-god Ganesha and the monkey-god Hanuman, or as the fish, tortoise and boar—forms or avatars that Vishnu is believed to have taken on earth. Some species, such as the swan, bull, lion and tiger, regarded as vahanas—vehicles of deities— developed sanctity by association. Others, such as the snake, are worshipped out of fear. Birds such as the crow are regarded as the abode of the dead, or the souls of ancestors, while the cow’s sanctity may derive from its economic value. There are also hero-animals, such as the vanaras, and animals that were totemic symbols of tribes that were assimilated in Vedic Hinduism. This book also examines the traditions that gave animals in India protection, and is a reminder of the role of animal species in the earth’s biodiversity.

ISBN - 9780143066194
Language - English
Price - Rs.299/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF MAHARASHTRA

Book Description

Maharashtra is replete with different ecological traditions such as sacred groves, sacred trees, sacred tanks and sacred mountains, which continue to be revered by the people. The book is a compilation of research papers focusing on the various aspects of Maharashtras rich ecological heritage.

ISBN - 10:81-86901-12-4
Language - English
Price - Rs.150/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF KERALA

Book Description

Kerala is a land blessed by nature and is appropriately referred to as "God's own country". Kerala's natural resources have been preserved by respecting those traditions that gave primacy to nature. The book is a compilation of research papers focusing on the various aspects of Kerala's ecological heritage. The papers were presented by eminent researchers / scholars at the one-day seminar on the 'Ecological Traditions of Kerala', organized by the ENVIS Centre at CPREEC at Thiruvananthapuram in December 2005.

ISBN - 81-86901-02-7
Language - English
Price - Rs.150/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF ANDHRA PRADESH

Book Description

The book is a compilation of research papers focussing on the various aspects of Karnataka's ecological heritage. These papers were presented by eminent researchers / scholars at the one-day seminar on the "Ecological Traditions of Andhra Pradesh", organised by the ENVIS Centre at CPREEC at Hyderabad in January 2005.

ISBN - 81-86901-02-7
Language - English
Price - Rs.150/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF KARNATAKA

Book Description

It is a collection of interesting papers presented by eminent scholars at the one-day seminar on "Ecological Traditions of Karnataka", conducted by the ENVIS Centre at CPREEC at Bangalore in December 2004.

ISBN - 81-86901-01-9
Language - English
Price - Rs.150/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF TAMILNADU

Book Description

The book is a collection of papers presented by eminent researchers / scholars at a Seminar on "Ecological Traditions of Tamilnadu", organised by the CPREEC.

ISBN - 81-86901-00-0
Language - English
Price - Rs.250/-

SACRED GROVES OF TAMILNADU - A SURVEY

Book Description

CPREEC conducted a survey of 448 groves in Tamilnadu (including the floristic study of 6 groves). The information collected is presented in this book, which is one of the very few publications on the topic.

ISBN - 81-86901-04-3
Language - English
Price - Rs.250/-

SACRED TREES OF TAMILNADU

Book Description

The book features 60 sacred trees or Sthalavrikshas of Tamilnadu and also describes each by way of botanical characteristics, religious association, ecological significance and medicinal properties. The trees were surveyed by the CPREEC and the findings of the survey have been published in this book.

ISBN - 81-86901-03-5
Language - English
Price - Rs.250/-

SACRED GROVES ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE SITES

Book Description

This book is a collection of papers presented at the two day National Conference on "Conservation of Sacred Groves".


Language - English

SACRED TANKS OF SOUTH INDIA

Book Description

The CPREEC conducted a survey of 125 Temple tanks in South India. The book gives various details of location, current status, associated mythology and water quality - of the tanks surveyed. Papers presented by eminent scholars at a seminar on Sacred Tanks, organized by the CPREEC also feature in this book.


Language - English
Price - Rs.250/-

TEMPLE TANKS OF CHENNAI

Book Description

The book describes 50 temple tanks in the city of Chennai. It includes details such as location, current status, associated mythology and the water quality of the tanks.


Language - English
Price - Rs.75/-

ECOLOGICAL TRADITIONS OF GOA

Book Description

The book is a collection of interesting papers presented by eminent scholars at the one-day seminar on "Ecological Traditions of Goa" by the ENVIS Centre at CPREEC at Goa in November 2008.

ISBN - 978-81-86901-14-4
Language - English
Price - Rs.150/-




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