Author: Eminent Contributors
Publisher: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
ISBN/UPC (if available): B003DXOS0E
This collection of eight books in a box focuses on National Symbols of India – the Emblem, Flag, Anthem, Song, Calendar, Animal, Bird and Flower. These bring out the beauty and sensitivity represented in India’s ancient philosophy and culture.
An attempt has been made in these books to give a brief historical background of the National Symbols of free India. The National Flag, Anthem and Song tell us the story of India's Freedom Movement, where great literatures, musicians, social reformers and thinkers came together to free India from the colonial rule in a manner unique to the history of mankind.
In the books of the National Symbols on the Tiger, Peacock or Lotus, one can see how nature - the flora and fauna have inspired the creative genius of the visual artist, poet, musician or dancer.. The culmination of the stylized representation of the Lotus can be seen in the architecture of the Bahai temple in Delhi and the rich heritage of the Mughal miniature painting of the Peacock of circa 1610 A.D. The book on the Calendar traces the history of the ancient knowledge of calculating time which has resulted in a variety of calendars in use today and Ashoka's philosophy and the great tradition of artistic expressions of his times have given India its National Emblem.