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Resource Library

Are you looking for that something extra that will bring a distant land to life in your classroom? We can help you brighten up your classes with colorful clothing students can try on, traditional instruments and games students can play, and films showing what daily life is really like in other countries.

Our libraries contain curriculum guides, non-fiction books, literature in translation and folktales, videos and DVDs, and artifact trunks and clothing. Choose from literally hundreds of items of nearly every shape, size, and description that can help you enhance your existing lesson plans or develop new ones.

Our lending libraries are available to educators nationwide. There is no charge to borrow items; the only cost is return postage.

Browse available library items below. To request an item please email the appropriate contact:

rachelmeyer@austin.utexas.edu
Rachel Meyer
Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Institute


1942 A love story

Format: DVD
Description:

In 1942 the British ruled India, a time when people were either working for the British or rallying for underground meetings and protests against them. Amidst this background, Narendra alias Naren Singh, falls in love with Rajeshwari Pathak. But their romance is not an easy one, for Naren comes from a wealthy family, and Rajeshwari is poor. In addition, while Naren's dad, Diwan Hari Singh, is a British supporter awaiting a higher title, Rajeshwari's dad is actively involved against the British. Now Naren has to chose between his dad's hatred for the revolutionaries and his love for Rajeshwari - which may make him a revolutionary himself, and set him up against his father.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

2000 Years of Freedom and Honor: Cochin Jews of India

Format: Videocassette
Description: Depicts the decline in theJewish community in Kerala as people emigrated to Israel and other predominantly Jewish countries. The video also contains scenes of daily life as well as religous celebrations undertaken by the Jewish community. The history of the Jewish community is also covered. Length: 80 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

A Zenana: Scenes and Recollections

Format: Videocassette
Description: In India, the most secluded section of the palace was the zenana, or women's quarters. Here, until recently, palace women lived behind protective walls and brass doors that shut firmly at night. This film is an account of women's life in the zenana of Dhrangadhra, in northern India, the seat of power of the Jhala Rajputs from the 11th century A.D. until 1947. The film unfolds through songs, dances, and stories of several palace women, including Maharini (wife of Maharaja), who is the mother of one of the filmmakers. She and others reflect upon traditional women's roles, the strictness of their former seclusion, and the ideals of women's purity and inner strength. Time: 36 min.
Grade level 1: College

A ''Feelee Box''€ for India: A Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-6

Author: by Elaine Morgan
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: introduction - guidelines, forward, philosophy, behavioral objectives, scope and sequence; information; myths and misconceptions. Contains: materials; recipes; handouts; bibliography
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

A Basket of Bangles: How a Business Begins

Author: Ginger Howard
Format: Book
Description:

This book tells the story of a woman and her friends in a small village in Bangladesh. The women borrows moeny from the bank and starts their own businesses making profit.


Grade level 1: Primary

A Bride for the Sahib

Author: Khushwant Singh
Format: Book
Description:

Fourteen fascinating short stories depicting the lighter side of life... highly delightful and intriguing.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

A Coloring Book of Ancient India

Author: Nancy Conkle
Format: Book
Description:

Many of the pictures are from ancient and intricate stone carvings originally painted with bright and beautiful colors. Included are pictures of gods and myths. Brief descriptions of the pictures are included.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

A Concise History of India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf
Format: Book
Description:

In a challenging new history of modern India, the authors explore the imaginative and institutional structures that have changed and sustained the country. While previous histories have been composed as handmaids of British nationalism or as products of emerging nationalist identities, this book challenges the notion that a continuous meaning can be applied to social categories such as ''caste,'' ''Hindu,'' ''Muslim,'' or even ''India,''. An initial chapter focuses on the period of Muslim dynasties that preceded colonial conquest, while the final chapter analyzes the dramatic recent events of the 1990s, including economic change, religious nationalism and India's emergence as a nuclear power. Illustrations and quotations from historical sources are integral to the narrative. Thomas R. Metcalf is Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. His previous books inlcude An Imperial Vision (California, 1989) and Ideologies of the Raj (Cambridge, 1997). Barbara Metcalf is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. She is the editor of Making Muslim Space in North America (University of California Press, 1996). Size - 321 pages


Grade level 1: College

A Cultural Resource Guide ''€“ India

Format: Book
Description:

Explores different aspects of India such as: physical features, history, language, daily life, beliefs and practices, Indian art, food, festivals and sports and leisure.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

A Day in the Himalayas

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Materials and lesson plans from an educational workshop held in 1995 at the University of Texas
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

A Dragonfly in the sun: An anthology of pakistani writing in english

Format: Book
Description:

Selected and Edited by: Muneeza Shamsie[br /][br /]In this volume, the literary journalist, Muneeza Shamsie, has selected work for one of the most exciting anthologies of Pakistani English fiction, poetry and drama. The book shows the development, richness and diversity of Pakistani English writing.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

A Fine Balance.

Author: Rohinton MIstry.
Format: Book
Description:

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village--will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future. As the characters move from distrust to friendship and from friendship to love, A Fine Balance creates an enduring panorama of the human spirit in an inhuman state.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

A Hindu Cremation

Format: Slides
Description: A Hindu cremation Material: script slides: 32
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

A Hindu Marriage

Format: Slides
Description: A Hindu marriage Material: script, intro, written copy of Auspicous Hindu Vedic Wedding Ceremony (4 slides missing) Slides: 54
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

A historical dictionary of Indian Food

Format: Book
Description:

This book contains a wealth of information on the food materials, food ethos, cuisine, and recipes of India. It traces the gastronomic history of India, drawing on archaeology, historical writing, botany, genetics, and the country's oldest literatures in Sanskrit, Pali, Tamil, and Kannada. Arranged in alphabetical order, the dictionary '' ‘ situates Indian foods in time and place '' ‘ offers fascinating information on the migration of food plants from the New World to India, and their rapid integration into Indian cuisine. '' ‘ Draws attention to the transfer of words, across languages, from the aboriginal Munda tongues into Sanskrit, from Tamil and Malayalam into English and vice versa '' ‘ Has an extensive cross-referencing system that guides readers along the food-routes of India Size - 347 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

A History of India for Children

Format: Book
Description:

By: Roshen Dalal[br /][br /]Covers the ages from the magnificent Indus Valley Civilization of 2500 B.C. to the triumph of Independence in 1947. Includes illustrations along with the text.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

A Human Approach to World Peace

Format: Book
Description:

What the Dalai Lama says in this book is not complicated or unusual. He feels that science adn technology are indeed remarkable but alone are not enough to bring progress and contentment. We are all members of the samehuman family, and unless we develop a sense of universal responsibility and learn to see each other as brothers and sisters, there can never be world peace. Size - 26 pages


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

A Link to the Past: Engaging Students in the Study of History

Format: Book
Description:

The strategies outlined in this book have the purpose of not only engaging students in the study of history, but of helping them explore and think abou tthe content, the ideas, and the concepts that they encounter. Size - 93 pages


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

A Message of Ancient Days

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

A textbook on on the world history and geograhy of different ancient civilizations. Size - 542 pages


A Musical Tradition in Banaras

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film provides an unusually human view of an Indian master musician transmitting a musical tradition to the younger members of his family. Panchu Maharaj, a classical drummer and musical instructor at Banaras Hindu University is shown conducting a late-night practice session in his village home, helping his sons and nephews master the musical technique. Time: 40 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

A Nation's Shame: Ayodhya, Dec. 6, 1992

Author: by Dilip Awasthi
Format: Article
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

A Portrait of Black Town

Author: By Robert Hardgrave
Format: Article
Description: in Changing Visions, Lasting Images: Calcutta Through 300 Years. Marg Publications. Bombay 1990.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

A River Sutra

Format: Book
Description:

By: Gita Mehta[br /][br /]The enchanting story of a civil servant who moves to the banks of India's holy Narmada river. This fine novel weaves together history, tradition, religion, and love.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

A Social history of tea

Format: Book
Description: By: Jane Pettigrew[br /][br /]Explores the impact of tea worldwide from ancient to more contemporary societies
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

A suitable boy

Format: Book
Description:

By: Vikram Seth[br /][br /]A love stor: the tale of Lata’s - and her mother Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s - attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in the 1950s in an India newly indepedent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

A Sun Sets In

Format: Videocassette
Description: Intimate images and fond reflections of a life that drew admiration cutting across barriers of creed and class; a miracle unto itself in contemporary Pakistan. The life sketched here ended on May 6, 1998 but the story continues and so does the struggle, pointing to the day of equal rights and equal status. Dr. John Joseph, a Pakistani Bishop who laid down his life to highlight discrimination agianst religious minorities, may have turned into an icon of profound commitment and peaceful resistance, yet his views on questions of religious freedom, social exclusion and tolerance still have to reach millions of ears and hearts, both in his native land and abroad. Size: 47 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

A Sun Sets In

Format: DVD

A visit to India

Author: by Peter and Connie Roop
Format: Book
Description: What is the Taj Mahal? How many diffferent Indian languages are there? What is Kabaddi? Learn answers to these questions and more when you read A VISIT TO INDIA. See the famous sites. Travel over the land. Join the celebrations. Find out what Indian children learn in school and what they might do when they older. See if they play the same sports as you or wear the same kind of clothes. Learn some words in Hindi! Size: 32 pages

A World of Holidays: Divali

Author: Su Swallow and Pam Wells
Format: Book
Description:

The lighting of lamps, feasting with families, fireworks displays, and fairs are all part of the holiday fun of Divali. This Hindu festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and brings new hope for happiness and prosperity. Join in the holiday merrymaking with this World of Holidays series that takes young readers to major celebrations all over the world. A lively text and inviting color photographs and art reproductions show how each holiday is remembered. Young readers will also learn the cultural and religious importance to the communities involved. Each book also offers ideas for making festive decorations or foods, so that tthe reader can take part, too. Size: 31 pages


Grade level 1: secondary

A World of Holidays: Holi

Author: Dilip Kadodwala
Format: Book
Description:

Bonfires and street processions, music and dancing, spraying colored water are all part of the Holi celebrations. How and why is Holi celebrated? Why is it a fun holiday, especially for Hindu children? This book takes you to the festival to find out! A lively text and inviting color photographs and art reproductions show how each holiday is remembered. Young readers will also learn the cultural and religious importance to the communitites involved. The book also offers ideas for making festive decorations or foods. so that the reader can take part. too.


Grade level 1: Primary

A World of Recipies: India

Author: by Julie McCulloch
Format: Book
Description: Would you like to cook delicious Indian foods? A World of Recipies: India will show you how! You'll discover how to make your favorite dishes and learn to prepare some new ones, too. Here are some of the recipes you'll find in this book: -spicy scrambled eggs -Chicken bhuna -Chapatis -kulfi

Aakrosh

Author: Directed by Govind Nihalani
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Smita Patil, Nasserudin Shah


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Aani and the Tree Huggers

Author: By Jeannine Atkins
Format: Book
Description:

One day Aani, a young girl in a large Indian family, is resting against her favorite tree when she hears the unfamiliar roar of trucks. She alerts the village women, who tell her that the sounds are made by men from the city who have come to cut down the trees. As the cutters move closer, Aani acts with quiet, instinctive, heroism to save not only her special tree, but also the village's beloved forest. Based on an event that took place in northern India in the 1970's, Aani and the Tree Huggers presents an enduring message of bravery and determination. The author introduces a memorable heroine whose love of the earth is sure to be an inspiration to children everywhere.


Grade level 1: primary

Aditi: The Living Arts of India: Teacher's Manual, Chap 1, 2 and 3

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the ''Living Arts of India''€ videotape. The goal of these instructional materials is to provide information and activities to assist American students in developing a non-stereotypical understanding of India.'' The Aditi exhibition, presented at the national Museum of Natural History in the 1985, was organized around the themes of marriage, child-bearing, infancy, childhood, coming of age, apprenticeship, and festivals as seen through artistic traditions.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Aditi: The Living Arts of India: Teacher's Manual, Chap 4,5,6, and 7

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the ''Living Arts of India''€ videotape. The goal of these instructional materials is to provide information and activities to assist American students in developing a non-stereotypical understanding of India.'' The Aditi exhibition, presented at the national Museum of Natural History in the 1985, was organized around the themes of marriage, child-bearing, infancy, childhood, coming of age, apprenticeship, and festivals as seen through artistic traditions.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Afghanistan in 2006

Format: Book
Description:

A survey of the Afghan people 


Afghanistan: Physical Geography and Human Geography

Author: by Rodman E. Snead
Format: Slides
Description: Afghanistan geography Material: detailed script, notes, maps Slides: 40
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: College

Afghanistan. The Culture.

Format: Book
Description:

A great resource to learn about Afghanistan. Each volume is full of facts and stories about the culture, land, and people including the climate and history. In simple, concise text with outstanding color photos. Great for the classroom and libraries. Glossary and index included.


Grade level 1: Middle

Afghanistan. The Land.

Format: Book
Description:

A great resource to learn about Afghanistan. Each volume is full of facts and stories about the culture, land, and people including the climate and history. In simple, concise text with outstanding color photos. Great for the classroom and libraries. Glossary and index included.


Grade level 1: Middle

Afghanistan. The People.

Format: Book
Description:

A great resource to learn about Afghanistan. Each volume is full of facts and stories about the culture, land, and people including the climate and history. In simple, concise text with outstanding color photos. Great for the classroom and libraries. Glossary and index included.


Grade level 1: Middle

After the Dynasty

Author: By Robert Hardgrave
Format: Article
Description: from Current History March 1992.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Agneepath

Format: Videocassette
Description: by Dharma Productions, directed by Mukul S. Anand. A popular Indian film.
Grade level 1: Adult

Ahimsa Nonviolence

Format: Book
Description: Compiled of Editorials, Interviews, Documentation, Media Criticism, etc based off Gandhi's views of Nonviolence. ''A mere belief in ahima ''€¦ will not do. It should be intelligent and creative. If intellect plays a large part in the field of violence, I hold that it plays a larger part in the field of nonviolence''€ Mahatma Gandhi.
Grade level 1: Adult

Ahimsa Nonviolence

Format: Book
Description: Compiled of Editorials, Interviews, Documentation, Media Criticism, etc based off Gandhi's views of nonviolence. ''A mere belief in ahima will not do. It should be intelligent and creative. If intellect plays a large part in the field of violence, I hold that it plays a larger part in the field of nonviolence''€ Mahatma Gandhi.
Grade level 1: Adult

Ahmedabad: Life of a City in India

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: This film depicts the life of Ahmedabad, an industrialized metropolis of 2,500,000 people in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It examines major turning points in the founding and growth of the city, considers its major problems today, and notes the important steps which local individuals and organizations are taking to develop the city. There is a film guide (KI07) that covers: synopsis; suggested use; background information; readings; discussion questions; bibliography. (by Howard Spodek with WQED/Pittsburgh 1983) length: 27 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Ahmedabad: Life of a City in India - Film Guide

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: Film guide to accompany ''Ahmedabad: Life of a City in India''€ (KVI07). Covers: synopsis; suggested use; background information; readings; discussion questions; bibliography. Time: 27 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Akbar

Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Akbar the Great: Mogul Emperor of India

Format: Videocassette
Description: descendant of Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, Akbar the Great succeeded in forging an empire in India that brought about a splendid period of political stability and religious tolerance. This program blends dramatizations of significant moments in Mogul history with location footage of intricate architectural landmarks to create a detailed account of Akbar's reign. Religious and secular customs from both then and now as well as events in Europe concurrent with the Mogul empire are also documented, in order to demonstrate the historical interplay between East and West and the survival of remnants of Mogul culture in India today. Time - 54 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Al-Qur'an

Format: Book
Description:

A contemporary translation by: Ahmed Ali[br /][br /]“This outstanding English translation of the Qur’an presented in a bilingual editon by Professor Ahmed Ali, the distinguished scholar, novelist, poet, diplomat, and critic presents the original in a contemporary and living voice and has come to be recognized as the best of existing translations of the Qur’an...”[br /][br /]-F.E. Peters


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Along the Silk Road: People, Interaction and Cultural Exchange

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: his book introduces students to the travelers and traders from the early part of the Han-Roman times up to the 14th century who corssed deserts and treacherous mountain trails and weathered severe climatic conditions in pursuit of silk, of other goods, and of knowlege. Among the activities found in the unit are mapping activities and video shows which presnt visual images of theSilk Road trade routes; reading and dramatizing Silk Road travelers' stories that provide a rich description of their trade and travel adventures; small group reading and writing activities to helo students explore the history of the Silk Road; and role-play and simulation activities to help students experience more fully the lives of the travelers and their adventures. Finally, journal writing provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their insights and learnings about the Silk Road, especially about the process of cultural diffusion and its application to our present world.

Altar of Fire

Format: DVD

Altar of Fire

Format: Videocassette
Description: Footage documents the elaborate preparations involved in the construction of ritual implements, altars and sacrificial enclosures used in ceremonial rituals. Elaborate Vedic liturgies are enacted by priests and helpers, which include prescribed spatial movements during consecrations, purifications and sacrificial offerings accompanied by recitations of vedic mantras.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Ambi

Author: Virmala Murthy
Format: Book

Amir: An Afghan Refugee Musicians Life in Peshwar, Pakistan

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film portrays aspects of Amir's life as a refugee-his living conditions in Peshwar and his longing to return to Herat. It is also about Amir's life as a professional musician and his relationships with other musicians in Peshwar. Musical performances include resistance songs at a Pakistani wedding. Can be used for upper grades in High School, background teaching to provide context will be necessary. Size: 52 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Amra Teenjon

Format: DVD

An Appointment with the Astrologer: Personal Consultants in Hindu Society

Format: DVD

An Atlas and Survey of South Asian History

Format: Book
Description:

This book makes available for the first time in many years an inexpenive, accessible, and comprehensive historical atlas of South Asia. Surveying almost 4,000 years-from the Harappan culture in the Indus valley (c. 2000 B.C.E) to contemporary India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka - the work consists of 96 newly drawn maps, each accomplished by informative text based on the latest research. The commentary is so thorough tthat the book can stand alone as an introductory survey of the region. Economic, social, and cultural developments as well as political history and physical geography are covered. Additional help is provided by a glossary, bibliography, and index. Anyone interested in Indian, South Asian, or world history will find this volume indispensable.


Grade level 1: High

An Atmosphere of Eternity: Stories of India

Author: David Iglehart
Format: Book
Description:

A collection of short stories set in India, dealing with the unpredictable effects of contact between those who live ther and visiting westerners. Size: 157 pages


Grade level 1: high

An Epic unwritten

Format: Book
Description:

Edited and Translated from the Urdu by: Muhammed Umar Memon[br /][br /]In this valuable addition to the growing body of literature on the Partition, Muhammed Umar Meon brings together works by the finest Urdu writers of the century.[br /][br /]


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

An Indian Pilgrimage: Kashi

Format: DVD

An Initiation to India

Format: Other
Description:

This packet introduces the reader to India's traditional and folk music and musical instruments. It also includes illustrations of various instruments.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

An Introduction to Buddhism. Teachings, history and practices

Author: Peter Harvey
Format: Book

An Introduction to Hinduism

Author: Gavin Flood
Format: Book
Description:

This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship. [br /][br /]


Grade level 1: College

An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire

Author: Arundhati Roy
Format: Book

An Unholy Mess in the Ganges

Format: Article
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Ancestors of Rama

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book

Ancient Civilizations: India

Author: Julie Nelson
Format: Book
Description:

The Ancients Civilizations series takes readers on a journey back in time to learn about the history, governement, and daily life of people who lived long ago. Length - 48 pages


Grade level 1: Secondary

Ancient India In Illustration and Art: A Teacher's resource Booklet

Format: Book
Description:

Conveying the past in strong, unforgettable images, these packets motivates discussion and engage students in assignments adaptable for varying age and ability levels. The packet contains 12 transparencies and a 20 page guide with four complete lessons.


Grade level 1: Adult

Ancient India, World History Program

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

ANCIENT INDIA: UNIT 3 of the Ancient World History Program, developed by Teachers' Curriculum Institute (TCI). Crafted by teachers, this unit engages students in the history of ancient India through a process of self-discovery and interactive peadagogy. The unit is filled with dynamic activities that make this history come alive for students who might otherwise find the subject remotre, boring, or inaccessible. Overhead Transparencies, slides, and an audio tape Included.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Ancient India: In Historical Outline

Author: D.N JHA
Format: Book
Description:

Surveys the major developments in India's social, economic and cultural history up to the end of the ancient period and the beginning of the early Middle Ages and explains the rise and growth of states with reference to their material basis.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Ancient World History Activity Sampler

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This is from the History Alive Teacher's Curriculum Institute. This sampler contains fun activities for the students. There six activities, three of which deal with Asia. The Asia acitivities include: Creating Puppet Shows of Origin Stories (China); Writing a Journal to Commemorate Gupta Achievements (India); Examining the Reign of Qin Shi Huang Di (China). Also includes transparencies of ancient China.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Andaz

Author: Written and directed by Mehboob, Music by Naushad
Format: DVD
Description:

1 Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Dilip Kumar Movie and Hit Songs: 1. Toote Na Dil Toote Na 2. Tu Kahe Agar Jivan Bhar 3. Jhoom Jhoom Ke Nacho Aaj 4. Meri Laadli Ri Bani Hai 5. Dar Na Mahobat Karle 6. Ham Aaj Kahin Dil Kho Baithe 7. Koi Mere Dilmein Khushi Banke Aaya 8. Tod Diya Dil Mera, Tune Are Bewafa 9. Uthaye Jo Unke Sitam, Aur Jiye Jaa 10. Ham to Aapas Me Bigarte Hai


Grade level 1: Adult

Anklet for a Princess

Author: By Lila Mehta, Adapted by Meredith Brucker
Format: Book
Description:

A Cinderella Story from India


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Ankur (The Seedling)

Author: Shyam Benegal
Format: DVD
Country of origin: India
Description:

Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya, has to cancel his studies and return home to look after the estate, as well as formalize his marriage to Saroj, the girl he was compelled to get married to when he was very young. Shortly thereafter Kishtaya is apprehended stealing toddy from the fields, is severely beaten, left senseless, and when he recovers he absconds, leaving Laxmi alone to fend for herself. Surya finds her attractive and starts an intimate relationship with her, much to the chagrin of the rest of the family. Things only get worse when Saroj moves in to live with Surya - compelling him to make a final decision about a visibly pregnant Laxmi.


Anni's India Diary

Format: Book
Description:

Written in the form of diary enteries, Anni's impressions are recorded in lively, conversational prose that often sounds as if it were written by a child. Cartoon-edged drawings showing the redhead's adventures are combined with realistic renderings of such typical mementos as stamps, postcards, tickets, and receipts.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Anubhav

Author: Directed by Basu Bhattacharya
Format: DVD
Description:

A melodrama dealing with the struggles within marriage. A newspaper editor named Amar grows distant from his wife Meeta when her old lover Shashi becomes Amar's partner at work. Amar must deal with jealousy and finds it difficult to accept the fact that his wife no longer loves Shashi. Time: 130 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Aparajito Part 2 of the Apu Trilogy

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: DVD
Description:

1956 in black and white Bengali w/ English subtitles. Following Apu and his family to the city, Ray explores the crowded streets and busy waterfront, introducing us to a gallery of unforgettable images and characters. But when tragedy strikes Apu's family, the boy becomes a man and must choose between the life his father chose-- a life of duty and disappointment-- or a life of his own. Time: 113 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Appointment with an Astrologer

Format: Videocassette
Description: In a society where belief in astrologers is strong, four astrologers in Varanasi find a varied clientele: actors, politicians, rickshaw drivers, royalty and would- be bridegrooms and brides. Time: 40 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Approaches to Teaching About Southeast Asia in a World Cultures Social Studies Curriculum. A Guide for Teachers

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: introduction, geography, Americans, language, culture, religions, politics, international relations
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Approaching the qur'an: The early revelations w/ CD

Format: Book
Description:

Approaching the Qur'an is a major event in religious publishing. Michael Sells has captured the complexity, power, and poetry of the early suras, or chapters, of brilliant translations of the short, hymnic suras associated with the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. These suras contain some of the most powerful prophetic and revelatory passages in religious history. They offer the vision of a meaningful and just life that anchors the religion of one-fifth of the world's inhabitants. Approaching the Qur'an is enriched by inclusion of a compact disc recording of Quranic reciters chanting several of the early suras, allowing readers an opportunity to hear the Qur'an in its original form. Size - 220 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Arabic Script

Format: Book
Description:

Arabic Script offers a thorough, illuminating guide to the Arabic alphabet and writing styles and presents an understanding of a culture and a civilization. This enlightening book helps us discover an alphabet that throughout the centuries has been linked to the secular and religious worlds of Islam. In this intriguing book the history and meaning of each letter of the alphabet is given as well as its cultural, religious, and philosophical significance. Profusely illustrated, there are some 300 two-color and black-and-white pictures of the letters, their variants, and calligraphic adaptations, showing that Arabic script is both an art form and a means of communication. The appendix includes a glossary and an index. An ideal book for linguists, graphic designers, and collectors of Islamic art, Arabic Script is also a handy reference for travelers who wish to become familiar with the rudiments of the alphabet. Size - 180 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Aranyer Din Ratri: Days and Nights in the Forest

Format: Videocassette
Description: An incisive and moving study of four men who leave crowded and cold Calcutta for a brief holiday in the countryside. There, they will each have different, very unique and personal experiences that will alter their lives- a brief love affair, a cheap sexual encounter and true love. By the time they return to their urban existence, each one will have been changed in a radical and unique way. Time: 120 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning

Format: Book
Description:

Featuring 758 illustrations, 112 in color. Although Islamic buildings make an immediate impact by their monumental forms, rich colors and profuse ornament, they cannot be truly understood without knowing something of the society which they serve-its religion, its power structure, its commerce, its communal life. Constantly relating the architecture to each of these social areas, the authors provide a full and informative survey which places its emphasis upon function and meaning rather than on chronology and style. Length: 288


Grade level 1: Adult

Art and the Indian People by Linda Cheatham

Format: Slides
Description: Indian art Material: script, lesson plan w/ strategy, suggestions, projects, handouts/ readings, questions (grades 6-12) Slides: 63
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Articles and Lesson Plans on India

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Includes: Basic elements of Hindu Worship: A Puja; Indian Folk Art; Languages; The Royal Consecration of Rama; Textiles in India


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Arts of India

Format: Other
Description: Multicultural Art Print Series Produced by The J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1994. Set of five 18x24-inch laminated posters displaying five examples of Indian art. On the back of each print is information on the piece's background, a historical timeline, cultural context, themes, discussion questions, and activities. The questions and activities are divided by art discipline (production, art criticism, art history, aesthetics) and grade level (elementary, middle, high school). Set contains a teachers guide which includes background information, a glossary, pronunciation key, a map, and suggested additional resources. Grades elementary through adult.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

As They Saw India

Author: by K.C. Khanna
Format: Book
Description:

1 Discusses various outsider's views of India and of Indians: Megasthenes, Fa-Hien, Hiuen Tsang, Alberuni. Several drawings. Good book for discussion of self/other and multiple perspectives. 1971. Size: 64 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

Ashanti Sanket: Distant Thunder

Format: Videocassette
Description: A young and pompous Brahmin settles into a Bengali Village and assumes the role of priest, teacher, doctor, wiseman and chief know-it-all. As the WWII drags on, food is diverted to the military and starvation spreads across the country. The young Brahmin, humiliated by his inability to feed his wife, becomes wiser and more compassonate. he finally humbles himslef and emerges as a genuine human being. Size: 101 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Ashoka

Format: Book
Description: Anant Pai[br /][br /]History of King Ashoka and his twenty-eight year reign
Grade level 1: Primary

Ashoka

Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Asia -political map

Format: Map
Description: Political map of all Asia; 3' x 4' laminated paper map; includes all of Asia (South, Southeast, and East); also Russia and much of Middle East. 1996 Size: 4 ft. x 3 ft.
Grade level 1: Adult

Asia Culture: House

Format: Journal
Description: The Ceremony of Building a Burmese house House-Where East and West meet Houses on both Water and Land The Imperial Tombs of Hue Houses of Southeas Asia (color feature)
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asia Geography Unit

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

grades 3-6. A 16 page geography unit including maps, puzzles, and overviews of plants, animals and people of Asia. Reproducible pages.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Asia in the Schools: Preparing Young Americans for Today's Interconnected World

Format: Book
Description: An Asia Society publication of a report ASIA IN THE SCHOOLS, presented by the National Commission on Asia in the Schools.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Asia, Physical and Political

Format: Map
Description: Scale 1:10,5000,000 Side 1) Physical aspects Side 2) Political Boundries, railways, and population centers. Includes countries from East to West: the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea Rim to East Asia. North to South: the Artic Circle to Indonesia.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asia: Political Map

Format: Map
Description: Laminated paper. 1992; Very simple; no geographical features. Size: 21in. x 17in.
Grade level 1: Primary

Asia: Teaching About, Learning

Format: Article
Description: Contains: teacher comments, activities, questions, exams
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Asia: Geography Mini-Unit

Format: Book
Description: This mini-unit is designed to be used as an introduction to the continent of Asia. It contains basic geographic informatin plus an overview of the peoples, plants and animals on the continent. There are also some reproducible search cards to use as a class assignment or as a center activity. Size: 16 pp.

Asia: Global Perspectives through Editorial Cartoons

Format: Book
Description:

Includes a 20-page teacher's booklet with 12 contemporary cartoons from a major world region plus lesson plans, questions, and reproducible activities to help students analyze the messages and discuss issues embedded in the drawings. The booklet also comes with 12 black-and-white transparencies for overhead projection.


Asia: Peoples World Cultures

Format: Book
Description:

This richly illustrated, easy-to-read overview of Asia's geography, history, and peoples teems with learner-friendly features: for instance, chapter goals, focus questions, vocabulary words, map studies, and comprehension reviews. The workbook presents 29 map-based lessons relating to Asia past and present. The teacher's guide includes reproducible activities, chapter tests, and answer keys. Size: 64 pages


ASIA: World Cultures Student book

Format: Book
Description: This is a richly illustrated easy to read overview of Asia's geography, history, and peoples. It contains chapter goals, focus questions, vocabulary words, map studies, and comprehension reviews. Size: 248 pp.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Asian American Experience in the U. S./ Understanding America's Diversity

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: A Chronological History: 1763-1992 Adapted from Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) A timeline-style history of important dates and events in Asian American history A one-page description of ideas for exploring the various backgrounds of Americans and identify the common characteristics of different cultures.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Asian Communiqué: A Study Guide for Teachers

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: A study guide to accompany 13 programs of the radio program Asian Communiqué. Each program is 30 min. Contains: tapes, supplemental material for the tapes, study/discussion questions. Level: high school, intro. college. Programs: 1) America's Asia policy: benign neglect; 2) Soviet influences in Asia; 3) US-Japan Trade: prospects for the 80's; 4) Pakistan and South Asian security; 5) Korea: the politics of turmoil; 6) the China market: myth or reality; 7) freedom of expression in China; 8) SE Asia: search for security; 9) Asia's refugees: a status report; 10) politics and profit: the Japanese in SE Asia; 11) the media in Asia; 12) India and the superpowers; 13) population and food supply in Asia. [tapes 9 and 10 are missing]
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Asian Culture: Birth Rites in Asia

Format: Journal
Description: Birth rites an folk beliefs in Thailand Customs and ceremonies of birth in Japan Photo Features: welcoming a new life Hindu Birth Rites, Bengal Birth Rituals of Pakistan Birth Ceremonies in Trunyan, Bali
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asian Culture: Eating Habits in Asia

Format: Journal
Description: India-Land of rich culinary traditions The dietary culture of Asia Eating Habits in Asia (color insert) The Rural Malays of Malaysia: Their meals and eating habits Plain and simple: Cooking and eating in Burma Eating in Korea: Varied dishes, courteous manners
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asian Culture: Marriage Customs

Format: Journal
Description: Marriage-Variations on the theme in Sri Lanka The Cosmos, weddings and honeybees Tradition and Change of Marriage in Korea Weddings of Asia (color feature)
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asian Culture: Women in Asian Villages

Format: Journal
Description: Stability in Transition-Thailand Superstition-Why?-Indonesia Women in AsiaVillages (color feature) Women's ethnic groups-Nepal A Hard but rich life-Pakistan Carpet and Fruit-Iran
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asian Cultures: Costume in Asia

Format: Journal
Description: Climate and Culture-Costume in Aisa Costume in Asia (color feature) Rich Culture - Rich Variety of clothing in India
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Asian Documentary (Home tape)

Format: Videocassette
Description: Ahimsa- Non-Violence- Tibet: The Bamboo Curtain Falls, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Ravi Shankar
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Asian Holidays

Format: Book
Description:

An elementary level text with color photographs. Contains: Asians, Chinese New Year, Ch'ing Ming, Japanese New Year, Buddha's Birthday, Tet, Doll Festival, Boys' Festival, Harvest Moon Festival Hands-on: Make a Red Envelope Pronunciation Guide Words to Know Size: 24 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Asian Values Devalued

Format: Videocassette
Description: As the tiger economies of East Asia turned from boom to bust in the 1990s, the general public was amazedl, yet many economists nodded their heads knowingly. This program focuses on the plights of Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, where nepotism, cronyism, corruption, suppression, and the exploitation of cheap foreign labor brought about a financial crisis of enormous proportions. These regions grew too quickly without proper controls and economic safeguards, which has left the middle and lower classes, who are crushed by inflation, to pay the bill. This program is an excellent expose that reveals why the bubble burst. Time: 39 minutes
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Asoka

Format: DVD
Description:

Fictional account of the life of Ashoka based upon legends.


Grade level 1: High

Asoka and the decline of the mauryas

Author: Romila Thapar
Format: Other
Description:

Romila Thapar[br /][br /]The Mauryan period is seen as the first sub-continental empire which required administration appropriate to a changing political economy, communication adequate to a sub-continental territory and new ideological attempts to draw support from a multi-cultural population. This book provides a fresh interpretation of the history of early India and the links with later developments. It covers the history of the Mauryas but with a focus on the reign activities of Asoka.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Aspects of Sikhism by Dr. Gobind Singh Mansukhani

Author: Dr. Gobind Singh Mansukhani
Format: Book
Description:

Chapters include: Sikh Theology; The Basic Creed; Theological Concepts; Sikh Scriptures; Sikh Ethics; Growth of Sikh Institutions; Sikh Theologians; Sikhism and Modern Problems; Sikhism in Relation to other World Religions


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Publication details: 1982

Astitva

Format: DVD
Description:

A dramatic portrayal of marital unfaithfulness and its consequences. An interesting story which involves a man and wife who have both cheated on their spouses explodes when Srikant, the husband discovers his wife's past affairs with another man. He demands divorce, and when questioned about his own extramarital affairs, he clings to the fact that he is a man, bringing to light the issue of male chauvanism in modern India. Time: 120 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Astronomy and Mathematics in Early Indian Civilization

Author: by Cathy Martin
Format: Article
Description: Contains: lesson guide, questions, explanations
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Astronomy of the Vedic Altars

Author: by Subhash C. Kak
Format: Article
Description: Found in Vistas in Astronomy
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

August Sun

Format: DVD
Description:

A film by Prasanna Vithanage[br /][br /]Based on true incidents, this film revolves around three stories that unfold simultaneously. During two scorching August days, three different groups of people - thrown into the heat of the war - face different experiences due to circumstances beyond their control. They have to continue to exist in a society that is traumatized by nearly twenty years of war between the Sinhalese government forces, and rebel movement from the Tamil community who are fighting for self-determination.[br /][br /]An eleven year old Muslim boy is struggling to keep his dog, while the family is uprooted by the rebels; a young women, Charmari, is looking for her soldier husband who is missing n action, and a younger soldier, Duminda, finds his sister among the working girl in a brothel.[br /][br /]This film is about their quest for life...


Grade level 1: College

Aulad

Format: Videocassette
Description: Contemporary Indian film. Produced and directed by Kundan Kumar. Music by Chitragupta. With English subtitles.
Grade level 1: Adult

Autobiography of a Princess

Author: by James Ivory
Format: Videocassette
Description:

1975, English. An East Indian princess, long divorced and living in self-enforced exile in London, invites her father's ex-tutor to an annual tea party, where they watch old movie footage of Royal India. In this tightly written character study, James Mason and Madhur Jaffrey celebrate a happier past, conveying among the finest of their performances. Size: 59 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Autumn's Final Country

Format: DVD
Description:

Sonia Jabbar


Awara

Author: Produced and Directed by Raj Kapoor)
Format: DVD
Description: A twisted drama which begins when a renowned judge sentences an innocent man based on the fact that the man's father was a known criminal. Ironically, the judge's own estranged son has grown up to become a petty thief. The judge's son falls in love with the judge's ward, Rita, and as the plot unfurls, he is caught stealing from the judge himself. When brought to trial, the judge's views are challenged in discovering that this thief is actually his own son. A classic of world cinema. Time: 168 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Bad Girl With a Heart of Gold

Format: DVD
Description:

Bad Girl With a Heart of Gold (2004/2005, 52 min), Dir. Anuj Vaidya 2:00pm

Anuj Vaidya is a filmmaker and performance artist. He is the co-director of 3rd I films, which curates the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival.

"Bombay Cinema's Dancing Queen" 3:30pm

Ranjani Mazumdar, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the School of the Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Mazumdar has worked as a documentary filmmaker and is a founding member of Mediastorm, India's first women's film collective, which received the Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding media professionals among women. 


Bal Bharati

Format: Book

Ball of Fire: The Angry Goddess

Format: Videocassette
Description: This innovative and compelling ethnographic documentary explores issues of gender, religion, and culture raised by a dramatic South indian ritural dance form known as mudiyettu, in which men become possessed by the spirit of the fierce goddess Bhadrakali. Size: 58 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Balloon Travel

Author: by Manoram Jafa
Format: Book
Description:

1972. Story of a boy's travels across India by balloon. Size: 31 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Banaras

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film captures visual images of a holy city in India: the pivotal role of the sacred Ganges river; the people whose life revolves around it in the city's shrines and cremation sites; their moments of public worship and private reflection against the constant backdrop of the Ganges river. Time: 22 min. (Bandw)
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

BANARAS MUHARRAM AND THE COALS OF KARBALA

Format: DVD
Description: In Banaras the annual Muharram festival recalls Imam Husayn, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, his horse, and his followers who died in the battle at Karbala (in present-day Iraq) in 680 CE. In Banaras homes and courtyards Muslim women slap their chests and chant the names of the martyrs. Through Banaras streets Shia and Sunni men join in processions slapping their chests, singing songs praising the martyrs, and vowing, ''Never again shall we raise our hands against our brethren. Never again Karbala!'' During the night Shia and Sunni men, together with many of their Hindu friends, run across prepared beds of glowing coals, demonstrating their fearlessness. The Muharram message is one of peace, brotherhood, resoluteness, and community harmony. Time - 70 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Banday

Author: Ravi Walia and Faruk Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

A film that spans the life of two twelve year old boys living in one of the most ruthless slums of India. 


Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Bandit Queen

Format: DVD

Bangladesh Nationhood: Symbols and Shadows

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film is about the struggle of a new nation, Bangladesh. A series of interviews with peasants, students, businessmen and religious and political leaders portray the uses of political symbols, and the shaping of the political process under the leadership of Sheikh Mujib. Time: 49 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Bangladesh. Bibliography and Maps

Format: Article
Description: map from 1975 w ith Selected Bibliography Size - 2 pages
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Banglapedia-National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh

Format: DVD
Description:

Banglapedia or National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh is a Gateway to Learning. It aims to give people of all ages and professions opportunities to expand their Lives and mind. The Banglapedia has about six thousand entries arranged alphabetically in ten Volumes. The Articles, written by over 1200 scholars from home and abroad, cover a huge range of subjects concerning the mane and nature of Bengal up to 1947, and of east Bengal, East Pakistan and today's Bangladesh since then. You sure to find something in them that interests you, that gives you clues to further inquiries, that guarantees depth and clarity in your idea and expression. As a reference tool, Bangladpedia should serve as an invaluable aid to enhance your ability to interpret, write and inform. Contents: All aspects of man and nature of Bangladesh from the beginning of the delta to date. Up to 1947, the territorial range covers the Whole of eastern and western Bengal .Since 1947, exclusively East Bengal, East Pakistan and Today's Bangladesh.


Barsaat

Author: Produced and Directed by Raj Kapoor, Written by Ramanand Sagar, Music by Shanker-Jaikishan
Format: DVD
Description: 1 Starring: Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Premnath, Nimmi, B.M. Vyas, K.N. Singh A sweetly poignant story about love. Love which comes like the rain, bringing with it hope, life and the promise of new beginnings. The film revolves around Pran (Raj Kapoor), a quietly intense poet for whom the only universal truth is love and his best friend Gopal. Both fall in love. Pran's love is true and deep and pure for Reshma. Gopal's love on the other hand is nothing but a careless dalliance, a passing fancy. Ultimately love conquers all and triumphs, in life and even in death.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Bearing the Heat: Mother Goddess Worship in South India

Format: Videocassette
Description: This video presents wide-ranging ways devotees worship the Mother Goddess in South India, including carrying fire pots, becoming posessed, feeding young girls or older women, worshipping female ancestors, dancing, drumming, exorcising, tounge-trilling, darshan (seeing the auspicious divine), wearing the color yellow, waving burning camphor before the Goddess, prasad (receiving sacred gifts from the divine), body piercing, singing devotional hymns, and assuming the appearance of the Mother Goddess. Human suffering and pain are conceived of as heat. Devotees transfer their heat to the Mother Goddess, then lovingly cool her (with such substances as milk, lemons, and coconut water), and worship her. Time: 60 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Beauty In The World Of Islam 1

Format: DVD

Beauty in the world of Islam II

Format: DVD

Beauty in the world of Islam III

Format: DVD

Being a Sindhi in Central India

Format: DVD

Being Muslim in India

Format: Videocassette
Description: A look at what it means to be Muslim in India. Qasim, a devout Sunni Muslim and a successful Lucknow businessman, is introduced along with two of his three wives. Conversations provide insight about the extended family and the roles of the members within this family. Time: 44 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Beneath Everest: Nepal Reborn

Format: DVD

Bengali Folk Tales: The Demon Slayers and Other Stories by S. Dasgupta and S. Das Dasgupta.

Author: S. Dasgupta and S. Das Dasgupta.
Format: Book
Description:

Among the stories of princes, devata (deities) and bloodthirsty rakshash (demons), stories of women's lives and images emerge.''€ 163 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Publication details: 1995

Bhaji on the Beach

Author: by Gurinder Chada and
Format: Videocassette
Description: A witty comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach. By nightfall, they will have gossiped, giggled, and argued about everything from sex to race, from battered wives to male strippers. And in the comic course of their day together, their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration. An excellent tool for discussing race relations, gender roles, and generation gaps. Time: 100 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Bhaji on the Beach

Format: DVD

Bhavai: Folk Theater of Gujarat, India

Format: Videocassette
Description: Featuring interviews with Mrinalini Sarabhai and Bhavai scholars, this video explores the history, development, and present status of the Bhavai form of Sanskrit theater practiced by the Taragala community. Characteristic costumes and movements are shown through excerpts of performances and scenes of actors training. Time: 23 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Bhavai: Folk Theater of Gujarat, India Insight Media, 1994.

Format: DVD

Bhondoo at the Races

Author: by A.P.
Format: Book
Description:

1973. An illustrated story for children about a monkey and a horse. Size: 14 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Bhutan, The Last Shangri-La

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part of the Living Edens PBS series, 1997. Spend an hour with the residents of the ''top of the world.'' Journey to Bhutan, the only surviving Buddhist Himalayan kingdom, to learn the secrets of their harmony with nature. Simple subsistence farmers and pastoralists, the Bhutanese live in quiet concert with their colorful and exotic neighbors: the red panda, the Himalayan black bear and the blue sheep. Time: 60 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Bhutan: A Himalayan Cultural Diary

Format: Videocassette
Description: 1994 This is a unique story of the people, their history and religion, and their challenge of dealing with the 20th century. From the lofty snow peaks and deep forested valleys of wester Bhutan to the arid eastern region, ancient monastery-fortresses command the terraced countrysides. Hermitages cling to sheer cliff walls in witness to the Bhutanese deeply Buddhist culture. Time: 55 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Bhutan: Land of Dragons

Format: Slides
Description: Covers such areas as: geography, people, government, everyday life, religion and ceremony, and a conclusion. Contains: cassette and guide book. Slides: 78
Grade level 1: College

Bhutan. Sacred Dances of Bhutan.

Format: Article
Description: a copy of a booklet. contains a written description as well as numerous pictures. Size - 11 pages
Grade level 1: High

Bhutan. Lama Dances in Bhutan.

Format: Article
Description: a copy of a short article on dances. Size - 6 pages
Grade level 1: High

Bhutan. Maps

Format: Article
Description: 8 maps of Bhutan and the surrounding area.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Bhutan. The land of Bhutan.

Format: Article
Description: a copy of the book published by Passport Books of the same name. written by Francoise Pommaret. Size - 73 pages

Bhutan. The National Museum of Bhutan.

Format: Article
Description: 2 page xerox of a museum information pamphelet.
Grade level 1: Middle

Bimal Roy: The Silent Thunder

Author: Produced and Directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

The late Bimal Roy stands out among commercial film directors for his naturalistic style, his concern for the exploited and underprivileged and his fine understanding of cinema. Bimal Roy began his career as photographer/cameraman in the 1930s, working at the famous New Theatres in Calcutta. P.C.Barua's 1935 version of DEVDAS is among the many films that he photographed. Bimal Roy made his own version of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's story of the doomed hero Devdas some years later. Mrs Manobina Roy charts her husband's career from his days at the New Theatres to their move to Bombay where Bimal Roy set up his own production concern. From his first film as director, the Bengali UDAYER PATHEY, it was also clear that Bimal Roy was particularly talented in getting the best performance from his actors. This important aspect of his talent is remembered by Dilip Kumar who credits Bimal Roy for his better performances. Until Roy's untimely death in 1966, he gave to Hindi cinema a legacy of classic films which are still remembered.


Grade level 1: College

Binary Numbers in Indian Antiquity

Format: Article
Description: from Journal of Philosophy,1993 by B. Van Nooten
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Birds of Indian Wetlands

Author: by Bani Roy Choudhary
Format: Book
Description:

1 Foldout pamphlet on Indian birds, wetlands, and sanctuaries.


Grade level 1: Primary

Bismillah Khan

Format: Videocassette
Description: As the leading living exponent of the Indian musical instrument 'shahnai', Bismallah Khan is acknowledged worldwide as a musical maestro. The video takes us to Bismillah Khan's home in Benares, to share the rhythm of daily life, steeped as it is in the master-pupil tradition (guru shishya parampara) as well as the religious beliefs and cultural norms of Indian life. Time: 30 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Bittersweet: Asian Indian Experience in USA

Author: by Sanjeev Chatterjee
Format: Videocassette
Description: Focuses on Asian-Indian immigrants in the US who discuss the complex social and personal issues involved in dealing with their dual cultural influences. To most outsiders, the idea of immigrating to America suggest the opportunity to get rich and lead the ''good life,'' but those who undertake this journey, leaving behind their native communities for another culture, are often faced with larger issues than material well being. Interviews with a variety of Asian-Indian immigrants residing in the US are combined with dramatic voice-overs and self-reflexive passages, all of which illuminate issues of cultural identity and the problems of defining community in an adopted land. Time: 42 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Black Wings

Author: By Sehba Sarwar
Format: Book
Description:

Yasmeen, a recent divorcee, is living in Houston with her young children, Saira and Sameer, when her mother, Laila, visits from Pakistan to meet her grandchildren for the first time, Estranged from Laila, whom she secretly blames for the death of her twin brother, Yasir, Yasmeen has been living in the United States for many years. But her mother's visit and the stories she weaved for her grandchildren about Yasmeen and Yasir's childhood in Karachi and Hawagali, the family's mountain home in northern Pakistan, force Yasmeen to confront the past and its painful memories of loss. Slowly, as mother and daughter share layers of magical stories to the children and to each other, Yasmeen learns about her mother's secrets and the twisted circumstances of her twin's death. Deciding to return to her homeland for a long overdue visit, Yasmeen takes a temporary leave from her life and her lover in Houston to visit Pakistan with her mother and children. More stories, real and magical, emerge as the fog continues to cloud the family's past even as they wind their way into the Pakistani hill station and a confrontation with the Past.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Blue Jasmine

Author: Kashmira Sheth
Format: Book
Description:

When twelve-year-old seema Trivedi moves from her home, a small town in India, to Iowa City, U.S.A., she has to say good-bye to the purple-jeweled mango trees and sweet-smelling jasmine, to the monsoon rains and the bustling market. Most important, she must leave behind her best friend and cousin, Raju. Everything is different in America, where Seema feels like an outsider. At first she doesn't speak the language; and she doesn't know the food, the seasons, or how to behave in her new classroom, let alone how to handle a bully who has it in for her. But when Seema's grandmother becomes ills back in India, all of that suddenly seems less important. During a return visit, Seema is given a precious gift that helps her come to a realization about the meaning of ''home''€ and that shows her it just might be possible to bloom in two worlds. Size - 186 pages


Grade level 1: High

Bob Livingston's Cowboys and Indians

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

A curriculum unit designed to accompany live performance by Bob Livingston. Concert introduces Indian music and non-violent movements in India and US to K-12 audiences. Curriculum unit includes pre- and post-concert activities for elementary and secondary levels; biographies; maps. For info on concert contact: Texas Music International, Inc. attn: Bob Livingston 1806 Kerr Ave. Austin Tx. 78704. Tel: 512-462-3463. Fax: 512-462-2197


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: Adult

Books Forever

Author: by Manoj Das
Format: Book
Description:

An introduction to the genres of Indian literature, written for children. 1973. Size: 50 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 156 minutes


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Borders & Boundaries: Women in India's Partition

Author: Ritu Menon & Kamla Bhasin
Format: Book

Born to Bondage: Women in India

Format: Videocassette
Description: Filmmakers Library Despite a decade of feminism, the lot of Indian women at the brink of the 21st century is painfully hard. Widespread poverty means families need to send their children to the workplace, especially the girls. To make it past birth is a challenge for girl babies to make it in much of rural India, where families cannot bear the cost of a dowry. This program explores the experiences of many abused women in India and the rise of a new found militancy in response. Time: 40 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Borobudur The Buddhist Legend in Stone

Author: Bedrich Forman
Format: Book

Borrowed fire: the shadow puppets of Kerala

Format: Videocassette
Description: This deft and engaging documentary examines the life and art of Krishnankutty Pulavar, the last surviving master of Tolpava Koothu, a thousand year-old form of shadow puppetry found onli in Kerala, on the southwestern coast of India. The film includes exclusive footage of shadow puppet performances of the ancient Hindu Ramayana epic, the training of the puppeteers, the puppeteers at work backstage, the making of puppets, and interviews with the key members of the puppet ensemble. Time - 50 mins.

Brides of India

Format: Slides
Description: Indian brides, 1986 Material: script, background information Slides:12
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: College

Bridge Builders

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Format: Book

Bring History Alive!

Format: Book
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Bringing Down the Temple: Democracy at Risk in India

Format: Article
Description: from The Nation, January 1993 by Praful Bidwai
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Buddah

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: Illustrated Classics From India Gautama Buddha was one of the most exceptional of free thinkers and religious leaders. Buddha was born as Prince Siddartha to King Suddhodana and Queen Mayadevi in the Himalayan kingdom of Lapilavastu in 544 BD. Sage Asita visited the place and predicted that the baby will live to be either the greatest of kings or the greatest of saints. Frightened by the prophecy, Suddhodana took great care to ensure that the young prince was surrounded only by beauty, luxury, and happiness. Years later, restless in his gilded cocoon, Siddartha set out to explore his kingdom and was greatly moved at the state of human suffering. One fine day, he renounced the world and began a life of severe asceticism to seek an answer to life and sorrow, to seek the ultimate truth.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Buddha

Author: By Demi
Format: Book
Description:

Many centuries ago, in a kingdom in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, a miraculous child was born to the king and the queen. The young prince, Siddhartha, was raised in the greatest luxury, sheltered from all pain and ugliness. But one day Siddhartha left the palace and saw, for the first time, human suffering and death. He knew then that he must relinquish everything-his family, his wealth, his position-to discover the Truth of life over death. With only a few humble possessions, he began a remarkable spiritual journey that ended many years later under a bodhi tree. There he finally discovered the Truth and beacme an Enlightened One, a Buddha. The Buddha taught the Truth and the path to inner peace for forty-five years, attracting thousands of disciples,. Today millions of people around the world live by his teachings. Demi's exquisite illustrations, inspired by the paintings and sculptures of several Asian cultures, are layered with meaning; each brush stroke has a special significance. Demi, herslef a Buddhist, brings her devotion to the teachings of the Buddha and her vast knowledge of his life to this comprehensive picture-book biography of an extraordinary spiritual leader.


Grade level 1: Primary

Buddha

Format: Book
Description:

Comic book 32pp


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Buddhism by Calliope

Format: Book
Description:

A comprehensive look at Buddhism throughout Asia mainly dealing with the history and practice. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, timelines, etc. Level: grades 5-9. (by Calliope, World History for Young People. Vol. 5, No. 4, Mar/Apr 1995)


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Buddhism: Footprints of the Buddha

Format: Videocassette
Description: In exploring the type of Buddhism practiced throughout South Asia we visit Sri Lanka and India meeting Buddhist monks, including one American, and children and housewives. Each shares their own experience in a religion that has high moral standards but does not believe in God.'' Part of the ''Long Search'' series. Time: 55 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Buddhism: The Middle Way of Compassion

Format: Videocassette
Description: Describes the founding of Buddhism by Siddhartha Gautama. Students learn that Buddhism represents the middle ground between the extremes of hedonism and self-denial. Time: 25 minutes
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Burma and the Burmese

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This historical perspective includes: Land and People, From Past to Present, Religion, Life and Culture, Burma After Independence. Contains exercises and keys, illustrations.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Call of Thirsty Jholapari

Format: DVD

Calliope The Silk Road

Author: David Christain
Format: Book

Calliope. The Quran

Format: Book

Cambodia: A Historical Overview

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: introduction, geography, the early period, the Angkor civilization, the French colonial period, independence under Sihanouk, Revolution and turmoil (1970-79), contemporary Cambodia, culture, language, education, art and culture. Materials: maps, glossaries, activities
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Candles for New Years

Format: Videocassette
Description: his ethnographic film introduces one to a small village in Northern Thailand and then through the process of the New Years ritual. (Helham College: Richmond, IN 47374; 317-983-1324) Time: 29 min.

Celebrate Buddhist Festivals

Format: Book
Description:

This book gives you an introduction to Buddhism and its main festivals. Throughout the book, real children tell you about their lives, what their religion means to them, and how they observe Buddhism's holy days. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Celebrate Hindu Festivals

Format: Book
Description:

This book gives you an introduction to Hinduism and its main festivals. Throughout the book, real children tell you about their lives, what their religion means to them, and how they observe Hinduism's holy days. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Celebrate in South Asia

Format: Book
Description:

Photographs and text of festivals and holidays, witness the dances, prayers, and parades of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and others. Ages 5+ 32 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Celebrate Islamic Festivals

Author: Khadijah Knight
Format: Book
Description:

This book gives you an introduction to Islam and its main festivals. Throughout the book, real children tell you about their lives, what their religion means to them, and how they observe Islam's holy days. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Celebrate Sikh festivals

Format: Book
Description:

This book gives you an introduction to Sikhism and its main festivals. Throughout the book, real children tell you about their lives, what their religion means to them, and how they observe Sikhism's holy days. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Celebrate! Holidays Around the World

Format: Book
Description:

Each holiday from more than 15 countries or ethnic groups has a description of the rituals that take place and games or activities that can be planned with students or at home. 32 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Central Themes for a Unit on South Asia in a World Cultures Social Studies Curriculum

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: physical/historical setting, dynamics of change, contemporary society and government, economic development, the global context. Materials: timelines, maps.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Chachaji's Cup

Format: Book
Description: Neel loves listening to Chachaji's many stories over steaming cups of tea. Chachaji's tales of great Hindu gods and demons and of his adventures in the Indian army leave Neel openmouthed. But it is the tale of his great - uncle's favorite teacup that teaches Neel the most, for Chachaji's cup hlds far more than sweet, spicy masala chai. When the precious cup and Chachaji's health both prove to be more than fragile than they look, Neel knows what he must do. Size - 31 pages

Chapal Bhaduri

Format: DVD

Charandas Chor

Format: DVD

Charulata: The Lonely Wife

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: 1964, Black and White, Bengali w/ English subtitles. Based on a controversial novella by the Nobel prize-winning Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata is the story of a loyal, dutiful wife whose husband takes her devotion for granted. But when his young cousin, Amal, comes to live with them, Charulata catches a glimpse of what true love could be. Time: 117 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Children Just Like Me

Format: Book
Description: Published in association with UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund), this book provides a remarkable insight into the lives of children all over the world. Size: 80 pp
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Adult

Children Just Like Me: Celebrations

Format: Book
Description: Published in assocation with UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund), this book offers a remarkable insight into festivals, carnivals, and feast days from around the world. Size: 64 pp
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Adult

Children of Asia by UNICEF

Format: Slides
Description: Shows children of all Asian countries in an overview, at school, with families Material: detailed script, teaching suggestions
Grade level 1: Primary

Children's Colouring Book

Format: Book
Description:

Based on Sringar: A Pageant of Indian Costumes. This book depicts 20 costumes for the collection. Riang woman, Tripura; Naga warrior, Nagaland; Maria Gond Drummer, Madhya Pradesh; Jat woman, Haryana; Toda woman, Tamil Nadu; Rabari family, Rajasthan; Bengali women, Bengal; Lambadi woman, Andhra Pradesh; Kashmiri flowersellers, Kashmir; Maharashtrian woman, Maharashtra; Coorgi family, Karantaka; Tamil woman, Tamil Nadu; Bhangra Dancers, Punjab; ''Ravana''€-- Chhau Dance Bengal; Raas Dancers, Gujarat; ''Krishna''€-- Kathakali Dance Kerala; Odissi dancer, Orissa; ''Radha''€-- Manipuri dance, Manipur; Emperor Shah Jehan, from Mughal painting; Lucknovi Begum, Uttar Pradesh.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

China's public relations strategy on Tibet: classified documents from the Beijing Propaganda Conference

Format: Book
Description:

The classified documents contained here were leaked from Beijing earlier this year. They detail Chinese government's aggresive, multi-pronged propaganda offensive to sanitize its occupation and oppression of Tibet and to ''eradicate...divide and destroy''€ the international supporters of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled leader.' Size: 72 pp.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Chupke, Chupke

Author: Directed by Hrishikesh Mukerjee, Music by S.D. Burman, Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Format: DVD
Description:

Dramatic comedy in which a professor of Botany takes on the impersonation of a ''chowkidar''€ and later a chauffer in order to impress the woman he loves. When confronted with Sharmila's ( his wife) ''jijaji''€, Dharmendra feels an urge to challenge him in order to win her respect.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

City by the Sea: The Future of Karachi's Coastline

Format: DVD
Description:

This documentary explores alternatives to haphazard development along Karachi's coastline in light of the basic principles of urban planning. 


Classic Math: History Topics for the Classroom by Art Johnson

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Deals with Asian contributions to mathematics. Contains: readings, glossaries, charts
Grade level 1: High

CNN World Beat, 5/6/2001

Format: Videocassette
Description: Cable News Network Inc. Copyright 2001
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Colonial Days...The U.S. and the Philippines: in our Image

Format: Videocassette
Description: The U. S. and other countries have had a profound affect on the government, institutions and culture of the Philippines. The film discusses the colonial occupation of the Philippine archipelago by the Spanish, who in turn gave it to the U. S. following an agreement to end the Spanish-American War, and then the Japanese. Time: 58 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Colonialism and its forms of knowledge: the british in India

Author: Bernard S. Cohn
Format: Book
Description:

By: Bernard S. Cohn Copyright 1996 by Princeton University Press[br /][br /]Essays in this volume display a multifaceted exploration of the ways in which the British discovery, collection, and codification of information about Indian society contributed to colonial cultural hegemon and political control.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Come With Me to India on a Wondrous Voyage Through Time

Author: by Sudha Koul
Format: Book
Description: Are your relatives, classmates, or neighbors from India? Have you been studying India in your classroom? Have you wondered wat Indians have in common with Native Americans, who used to be called Indians? Do you want to know if tigers and elephants still roam in that ancient and mysterious land? If the answer to any or all of these questions is YES! then this book invites you to visit India and become acquainted with her. Size: 225 minutes

Coming From India

Author: A Radio Documentary, Narrated by Chitra Ragavan.
Format: Other
Description:

The listener is taken into an East Indian community in New Jersey, ranking third in Asian-Indian populations after California and New York. Community members tell their stories of life and experiences in the U.S. and elsewhere in this radio documentary.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Communalism: A Primer

Author: Bipan Chandra
Format: Book
Description:

Chapters Definition of Secularism and Communalism communalism an Ideology Struggle against all Communalisms Themes in Communal Ideological Offensive Some Do's and Don't's.


Grade level 1: College

Communalism: An Illustrated Primer.

Author: Ram Puniyani
Format: Book
Description:

This book deals primarilywithHindu Communal Politics


Grade level 1: College

Comparative Politics 05/06

Format: Book
Description:

One in a series of over seventy-five volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Within the pages of this volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles by political scientists, educators, researchers, and writers providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics in comparative politics.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Compassion in Exile

Format: Slides
Description: This film presents a poignant biographical sketch of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama who has lived in exile for over thirty years but continues to be the spiritual leader of his people. Shows the tragic plight of Tibetans who have been severely persecuted by the Chinese. Lngth: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Conflict Activity Cards: grades 6-8

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: These conflict cards represent a simple but effective way for the classrooom teacher to supplement the content of their curriculum with activities that address the concept of conflict. The basic objectives of this book are to provide activities which teach students to: 1. Recognize and identify various kinds of conflict 2. Discover the presence of conflict in every day life 3. Recognize the presence of power, emotion, violence, etc. in conflicts 4. Identify and uderstand all side of a conflict 5. Accept responsibility for ones actions in conflict situations 6. Practice negotionating skills 7. Generate ways of resolving or coping with conflict.
Grade level 1: Middle

Conflict Activity Cards: grades 9-12

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: These conflict cards represent a simple but effective way for the classrooom teacher to supplement the content of their curriculum with activities that address the concept of conflict. The basic objectives of this book are to provide activities which teach students to: 1. Recognize and identify various kinds of conflict 2. Discover the presence of conflict in every day life 3. Recognize the presence of power, emotion, violence, etc. in conflicts 4. Identify and uderstand all side of a conflict 5. Accept responsibility for ones actions in conflict situations 6. Practice negotionating skills 7. Generate ways of resolving or coping with conflict.
Grade level 1: High

Conflict Activity Cards: grades K-5

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: These conflict cards represent a simple but effective way for the classrooom teacher to supplement the content of their curriculum with activities that address the concept of conflict. The basic objectives of this book are to provide activities which teach students to: 1. Recognize and identify various kinds of conflict 2. Discover the presence of conflict in every day life 3. Recognize the presence of power, emotion, violence, etc. in conflicts 4. Identify and uderstand all side of a conflict 5. Accept responsibility for ones actions in conflict situations 6. Practice negotionating skills 7. Generate ways of resolving or coping with conflict.
Grade level 1: Primary

Confucianism and Taoism

Format: DVD

Conquering America: Bharati Mukherjee from the Moyers Collection - A World of Ideas

Format: Videocassette
Description: An interview/discussion with Bharati Mukherjee. ''Bharati Mukherjee writes vivid, sensual, and troubling stories about America's newest immigrants, Asians like herself. Mukherjee's early novels spoke from India, the old world she left behind to marry an American. Upon arriving in America she set out to capture the New World experiences of Asian immigrants. In this program with Bill Moyers, Mukherjee discusses America's newest immigrants and the building resentment and tensions between our country's various cultures.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Consecration of a Temple

Format: Videocassette
Description:

The film documents two main themes: the dedication of a new Hindu temple in Pittsburgh to Lord Venkateshvara, and the intricate Vedic rituals that go into this sanctification; and the new immigrant community of Asian Indians that raised the funds for this enterprise hoping that the temple would serve as a link to the old country for their children. Time: 25 min.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Consecration of a Temple

Format: DVD

Constitution of India

Format: Other
Description: also includes short notes and subject index, 1993. Size: 308pp.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Format: Curriculum Unit

Continuous Journey: A Film by Ali Kazimi

Format: DVD
Description:

In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a vessel with 276 immigrants from British India, became the first ship carrying migrants to be turned away by Canada. The consequences were felt throughout the British Empire. Continuous Journey is a provocative and multilayered film that ingeniously combines rare photographs, newsreels, official documents and never-before-seen footage to unravel a compelling, little-known story that reverberates to this day.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Cooking South Asian

Format: Book
Description:

recipes


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Costumes of the East

Format: Book
Description:

A collection of costumes worn in different parts of Asia, and the history behind these costumes. It also contains illustrations on how to wear these costumes and photographs of the colection itself. Length - 160 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Count your way through India

Author: by jim Haskins
Format: Book
Description:

Imagine floating a candle down the Ganges River in the five-day-long Hindu festival of lights. Learn the story of the Taj Mahal and its four minarets. As children count their way one-to-ten in the Hindi language, they will take a discovery tour of India. Well-known author Jim Haskin's text and Liz Brenner Dodson's brilliant full-color illustrations give readers a taste of India's rich culture and beauty. Size: 24 pages


Grade level 1: Primary

Countries of the World: INDIA

Author: Michael Dahl
Format: Book
Description:

An elementary level text with color photographs. Contains: Fast facts, Maps, Flag, Currency The Land of India Going to School At Home Indian Clothing Indian Food Animals in India Indian Cities Indian Holidays Hands-on: Play Kabaddi Learn to speak Hindi Words to Know Size: 24 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Countries of the World: Pakistan

Format: Book
Description:

Young readers grow in cultural understanding as they observe similarities and differences of Pakistan 's landscapes, geography, economics and cultures. Teaching social studies through vibrant photographs and fascinating information, its a perfect resource for report writing and teaching units on countries. The book introduces and explores key social studies concepts, such as culture, as defined by national social studies standards. Size: 24 pages


Grade level 1: Primary

Country Studies: India

Author: Steve Brace
Format: Book
Description:

A middle-school level text with color photographs. ''You'll discover all about India in this in-depth Country studies book. Each book in this series includes: physical, human, and environmental geography fact boxes packed with supporting information case studies that illustrate key concepts comprehensive glossary and index colorful photographs, maps, diagrams. Size: 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle

Courageous Captain

Format: Book
Description:

This is a JATAKA tale, a story from the Buddha's life. The purity and goodness of an old sea captain saves a boatload of inexperienced sailors, who forget that good actions guarantee good results.


Grade level 1: Primary

Courts and Councils: Dispute Settlement in India

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film takes a look at some judicial bodies in India: the Nyaya Panchayat adjudicating a farmer's dispute, and a nandiwalla panchayat council that assigns its own fines and penalties according to tradition and group census among members of the bull-herding caste. Contrasting with this form of dispute settlement is the formal court tribunal, reflecting the British legacy of codified law. Time: 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Creative Activities for Teaching About the Countries and Regions of the World (India)

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Social Studies Grades 5 and Up. The 24 activities in this unit are designed to introduce students to the history and culture of India. Included are art, valuing, decision making and problem solving activities, and a teacher's guide.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Creative Classroom

Format: Journal
Description: Various Issues held in the collection. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information on specific issues/activities.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Crossing Lines

Format: DVD

Crossing the Line - Kashmir, Pakistan, India

Format: DVD
Description: Pervez Hoodbhoy and Zia Mian[br /][br /]A compelling fresh look at an age old problem that could be the spark of a nuclear war.[br /][br /]45 minutes
Grade level 1: High

Cry, My Beloved Country: Reflections onthe Gujurat Crisis.

Author: Harsh Mander
Format: Book
Description:

This book deals with the carnage that swept through Gujurat in February 2002 and its aftermath.


Grade level 1: College

Cuisines of India

Format: Book
Description:

Cuisines of India is a guided culinary tour across India's exotic regions-from the lofty mountains of Kashmir to the sunbaked Malabar Coast, from the bustling streets of Calcutta to the majestic fortresses of Rajasthan. Steeped in history and filled with delightful tales and legends, it describes the impact of other cultures-Middle Eastern, Asian, and European-that have left their indelible imprint on India's famed cuisine. Embellished with maps and beautiful line drawings of throughout, this indispensable guide provides breathtaking historical background in addition to dozens of recipes and preparation techniques specific to each particular region. Each chapter explores the cuisine of a different region, describing its evolution and lore, and explains how history shaped local dishes and methods of cooking. The journey begins in ancient times with the fascinating saga of the Aryan tribesmen, and takes us to the fabulous temples of South India, where lavish feasts were prepared for the gods. We sample the sumptuous banquets of the Moghul court and dine with the European explorers who came to India in search of spices. Cuisines of India is more than a cookbook- it is a gateway into and extraordinary culture. In these pages India's history is observed through the kitchen door, and the mysteries of an ever-changing cuisine are revealed. Size - 281 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Cultural Atlas of India by Gordon Johnson, from Facts on File.

Format: Book
Description: This atlas provides a stimulating introduction to India's rich cultural history, its social and political organizations, religions, arts and architecture, literature, and science. 240 pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1996

Cultural Enrichment Trunk: India

Format: Cultural Trunk
Description: This trunk contains many objects and artifacts of daily use in India. A PDF of the trunk items can be found on our website http://www.utexas.edu/cola/southasia/outreach/trunks/ For additional information, contact Outreach Coordinator
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Cultural Enrichment Trunk: Tibetan Buddhism

Format: Cultural Trunk
Description: This trunk contains many objects and artifacts of daily use Tibetan Buddhism. A PDF of the trunk items can be found on our website http://www.utexas.edu/cola/southasia/outreach/trunks/ For additional information, contact Outreach Coordinator
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Culture and Customs of India.

Author: By Carol E. Henderson
Format: Book
Description:

Condensing extensive research into short, readable chapters, the author summarizes the culture of modern India (and its historical underpinnings). Chapter titles: ''Land, People, and History,'' ''Religion,'' ''World View,'' ''Art and Literature,'' ''Landscape and Architecture,'' ''Food and Dress,'' ''Women, Marriage, and Family,'' ''Festivals and Leisure Activities,'' ''Music and Dance,'' and ''Social Customs and Lifestyles.'' Grades 7''€“12. Index. Suggested readings. Source notes. Glossary. Pronunciation guide. Chronology. Illustrated. ''©2002. Size - 210 pages


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: College

Culture and Math: Ancient Cultures and their Sacred Beliefs

Format: DVD

Curry: a tale of cooks and conquerers

Format: Book
Description:

By: Lizzie Collingham[br /][br /]Curry serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj....


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Dadi and Her Family: A Rural Mother-In-Law in North India

Format: DVD

Dahej

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram
Format: DVD
Description: Time: 136 minutes; BandW
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Dam/Age - A Film with Arundhati Roy

Format: Videocassette
Description: DAM/AGE traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold campaign against the Narmada project in India, which will displace up to a million people. The author of The God of Small Things, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 1998. In her most recent book, Power Politics, Roy challenges the idea that only experts can speak out on urgent matters like nuclear war, the privatization of India's power supply, and issues like the Narmada dam project. As the film traces the events that led up to her imprisonment, Roy meditates on her own personal negotiation with fame, the responsibility it places on her as a writer, a political thinker and a citizen. Time - 50 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Dance like a Man

Format: DVD

Dancing Courtesan

Author: Produced and Directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

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Grade level 1: College

Dark Night of the Soul

Format: DVD
Description:

A film by Prasanna Vithanage[br /][br /]Adapted from a novel by Leo Tolstoy, Anantha Rathriya is an examination of the tortuous nature of a man’s scruples. A young man seduces and impregnates his aunt’s servant maid and refuses to help her. Twenty five years later he has to sit on a jury when the woman, now a prostitute, is brought before the court on a murder charge. As a case is being judged, the man is wracked with guilt, remorse, despair, and a burning desire to rectify his mistake of years ago. The multi award winning film showcases the talent of director Prasanna Vithanage and his total ease with the medium.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Darmiyan

Format: Videocassette
Description: This film is set in the Bollywood scene of the 1940s. It deals with issues such as alcoholism, enunches, depression, and failure. The main character, Zennat Begum, has everything she could want in life, but her hapiness is shattered when she finds that her son is a enunch. She starts on a downward spiral leading into alcohol and depression.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India

Author: By Diana L. Eck
Format: Book
Description:

The role of the visual image is essential to Hindu tradition and culture, but many attempts to understand India's divine images have been laden with misperceptions. Darsan, a Sanskrit word that means ''seeing,''€ is an aid to our vision, a book of ideas to help us read, think, and look at Hindu images with appreciation and imagination.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Dasha Avatar: The Ten Incarnations of Vishnu

Format: Book
Description:

comic book Size: 88 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Dasharatha

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book

Daughters of independence: gender, caste, and class in india

Author: Joanna Liddle and Rama Joshi
Format: Book
Description:

Joanna Liddle and Rama Joshi explore the connection in India between gender and caste, and gender and class. They ask whether the subordination of women has diminished as India moves from a caste to a class structure, and what effect colonization had on the status of women in India. Focusing on educated, professional women, the authors look at the particular experiences of 120 women they interviewed, and also interpret the larger patterns of social relations that emerge from the interviews. These sensitive stories are told with an eloquence that is often moving and inspiring.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Death On A Full Moon Day

Format: DVD
Description:

A Film By Prasanna Vithanage[br /][br /]Wannihami's son has been killed by a land-mine in his village in Sri Lanka. The family is due a sum of money in compensation, which his daughter and her husband think they could well use to build a new home. But Wannihami refuses to take the money, stubbornly against profiting from his son's death.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Deepak Chopra Presents Ganesha

Author: Deepak Chopra
Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book 


Deepak Chopra Presents Kali

Author: Deepak Chopra
Format: Book

Deewaar

Author: Produced by Gulshan Rai, Directed by Yash Chopra, Music by R.D. Burman
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh A story of two brothers Vijay and Ravi who once shared joys and sorrows, but had to be separated by a Deewaar (wall) built upon the foundations of truth and justice. Vijay had experienced the bitterness of life by way of his father's abuses and thus had become a rebel. His brother Ravi on the other hand had inherited strength from his father, tender love from his mother, and affection of his brother, leading the two brothers to stand on opposite sides of the law. Time: 160 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Demons and development

Format: Book
Description: James Brow
Grade level 1: High

Devdas

Author: Produced and Directed by Bimal Roy, Music by S.D. Burman, Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
Format: DVD
Description: Based on Sharatchandra's literary classic of the same name, it is a landmark in the history of Indian Cinema.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Devi: The Goddess

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: 1960, Black and White, Bengali w/ English subtitles. Tells the story of a beautiful, obedient 17-year-old bride whose powerful father-in-law believes she is a reincarnation of the goddess Kali. Unable to offend him, she submits to his delusion, and, like Kali herself, brings both miracles and tragedy to those who believe in her. Time: 93 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Devi: The Goddess by Satyajit Ray

Format: DVD

Dharamvir Bharati

Author: directed by Uday Prakash
Format: Videocassette
Description: In Hindi Story based on the life of Hindi authorDharmvir Bharati.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Diamond Path: Buddhism in Nepal

Format: DVD

Diverted to Delhi

Format: DVD

Diverted To Delhi

Format: Videocassette
Description: This film explores a new phenomenon in the global economy. The toll-free telephone numbers used to place orders or get information are often answered thousands of miles away, by Indians impersonating local operators. Whether a New Yorker calls American Express or an English housewife calls Harrods, the calls may be re-routed, answered by Indians trained to speak and even think like Americans, or Brits or Australians Diverted to Delhi follows a group of university graduates through a rigorous crash course which they hope will prepare them for prestigious, well paying positions in these call centers. Over a three- week period, they will attempt to improve their English language and presentation skills, change their names, modify their accents and put aside their own cultural identities as they learn to speak and think like their international callers. This adds a new cultural dimension to ''globalization.'' Over 200 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies choose to service their clients via Indian call centers.This has ramifications on the Western economies. These service jobs have left their countries of origin, contributing to unemployment in the West. But to the businesses who use them, it is an increasingly attractive proposition-- the technology is instantaneous and the labor and set-up costs are low, yet the staff is keen, highly educated and available around the clock. Time - 55 minutes

Division of Hearts

Format: Videocassette
Description:

The 1947 British subdivision of colonial India into Pakistan and the independent Indian nation caused the loss of 500,000 lives and the relocation of millions-one of the most extensive movement of peoples ever. After centuries of coexistence, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims became victims of mutual suspicion as violence swept through the countryside. The resulting mass relocations of these groups transformed village populations overnight. In Division of Hearts ordinary people from Pakistan, India, and Bagladesh - cartdrivers, laborers, tradespeople, farmers - tell this history and recount their own tumultuous experiences. Their memories, combined with archival news film, bear witness to the traumatic birth of two independent nations. Time - 57 minutes


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Diwali

Author: by Denise M. Jordan
Format: Book
Description:

The book explores the holiday, Diwali, from a child's point of view. Children will find out why people celebrate these special days, games children play, clothes people wear, and special foods that people wear. Size: 24 pages


Grade level 1: primary

Diya

Format: Videocassette
Description: This innovative ethnographic documentary by renowned filmmaker Judith MacDougall provides a new way of exploring the complex social life surrounding material objects. The film follows the life history of an important cultural object through the everyday experiences of the people who make it, sell, and use it. A diya is a small terracotta oil lamp used throughout India in religious ceremonies. The film begins with a family of potters as they make diyas in the increasingly frantic days before Diwali, the ''Festical of Lights.''€ The lamps are produced on a potter's wheel, are taken to be sold in the bazaar, and are then used in the Diwali puja ceremonies. Afterwards, they are discarded and return to the earth. Although the potters are proud of their work, they often wish for a different and less arduous existence for their children. In an unexpected postcript, the film reveals that the potter family's children will remain in school, ending seven generations of their family's life as potters. This beautiful film is keenly observed and richly infused with the sights and sounds that make the lives of diya potters distinctive and meaningful. Diya will stimulate discussion and reflection in a variety of classes in cultural anthropology, Asian and Indian studies, and visual anthropology. Time - 55 mins
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Do's and dont's for teaching about Asia

Author: by Mara Pinto Oess
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Includes Activities: 1)International Scavenger Hunt 2) Blank 8.5x11 Map of Asia
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Document Based Activities. Ancient India: Using Primary Documents and the Internet

Format: Book
Description:

includes 6 lessons: See What You Can Dig Up Hindu Wisdom What Can You Learn From a Hymn? Buddha's Truth What Happened to Emperor Asoka?


Grade level 1: Middle

Document-Based Activities on Ancient India

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

In this unit, students study the civilizations of ancient India beginning with the Indus River Valley people circa 2500 BCE and continuing up through the Maurya Empire in the third century BCE. This study includes the founding and early developments of two of India's major religions--Hinduism and Buddhism. The origins of the caste system are discussed in the context of the developement of Hindu beliefs, and the character of the Maurya Empire is revealed through the edicts of one of its rulers, Asoka. Students will use primary sources to investigate each of these topics, not only to gain a general knowledge of the history and culture of India during ancient times but also to understand the antecedents of modern-day Indian culture. Length - 42 pages


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Documentaries III (Home tape)

Format: Videocassette
Description: 60 Min. Charles Wilson on Afghanistan
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Documentaries V

Format: Videocassette
Description: The Pathans...The Story of Ranna...Journey Into India
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Don't Ask Why

Format: Videocassette
Description: Anousheh lives with her strict Muslim parents and two brothers in Karachi, Pakistan. At 17, she is at an age where daughters are usually married off. But Anousheh wants to study and refuses to accept the restrictions her religion and culture have imposed on her personal freedom. It causes conflict with her mother and lengthy discussions with her father. Her desire to be 'as free as her brothers' is drawing her close to the Islamic political party, Jamaat-i-Islami which, although dominated by men, promises the liberating power of Islam for both men and women. The film, by Sabiha Sumar, one of the few independent filmmakers in Pakistan, follows Anousheh as she struggles to realise her dreams and cope with her share of disappointment. It is a beautifully realized and rare portrait of girls in South Asia and their relationship to Islam at the beginning of the 21st century. Size - 58 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Doon School Chronicles Part 1 (of 2)

Format: Videocassette
Description: This intimate and groundbreaking study of Inida's most prestigious boy's boarding school is the most recent work of renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall. In this beautifully photographed documentary, he inquires into the school's ''social aesthetics,''€ the qualities of place, material objects and social interaction that provides a distinctive background for this community. Size: 143 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Doon School Chronicles Part 2 (of 2)

Format: Videocassette
Description: This intimate and groundbreaking study of Inida's most prestigious boy's boarding school is the most recent work of renowned ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall. In this beautifully photographed documentary, he inquires into the school's ''social aesthetics,''€ the qualities of place, material objects and social interaction that provides a distinctive background for this community. Size: 143 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Drowned Out

Format: DVD

Drowned Out

Format: Videocassette
Description: hree choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear underwater as the giant Narmada Dam fills. Bestselling author Arundhati Roy joins the fight against the dam and asks the difficult questions. Will the water go to poor farmers or to rich industrialists? What happened to the 16 million people displaced by fifty years of dam building? Why should I care? Drowned Out follows the Jalsindhi villagers through hunge strikes, rallies, police brutality and a six-year Supreme Court case. It stays with them as the dam fills and the river starts to rise... Time : 75 mins. Time - 45 mins.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Durga Calisa

Format: Book

Dutch in India: Lonely Amongst the Millions

Format: DVD

Dutch in India: Lonely Amongst the Millions

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film provides a pictorial history of early Dutch merchants and colonisers. Their trading posts, which were enclaves of colonial life, completely cut off from the larger Indian sub-continent. An interesting vignette of the power struggles between the Portuguese, Jews and Indian princes. References to practices such as female slavery, opium traficking and corruption.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Dwelling in the archive: women, writing, house, home, and history in late colonial india

Format: Book
Description: Antoinette Burton The history of late colonial India has been hitherto written primarily through the biographies of key figures, such as Gandhi and Nehru; through the British imperial lens; and, more recently, in fiction, Rather than focusing on men who made politics, Dwelling in he Archive examines how women wrote about the experience of colonialism, partition, and nation buliding in memoirs, fictions, and histories.
Grade level 1: High

East India

Format: Videocassette
Description: East India is one of the most populated yet unexplored areas of the planet. It is home to an astonishing one billion people. In India, spirituality is a way of life. It is a place of dignity, energy and, for a traveller, constant adventure. Traveler Holly Morris starts her adventure in bustling Calcutta. After a few hectic days she heads for the peace of the remote Andaman Islands and some spectacular dives. She then travels to the former British hill station of Darjeeling in the Himalayas before her final journey and a grueling trek in the remote Arunachal Pradesh region. Time - 50 mins.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Ek Ruka Hua Faisla

Author: Directed by Basu Chatterji's Home Video India Limited
Format: Videocassette
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Elephant: Lord of the Jungle

Author: by Ramesh Bedi, trans. by J.P. Uniyal
Format: Book
Description:

A study of wild elephants in the Terai jungles of Uttar Pradesh (North India). Discusses the elephants' habits and habitat; legends about elephants; hunting; disease; capture and training; and trade and commerce. 1969. Size: 96 pgs.


Grade level 1: secondary

EMPEROR ASHOKA OF INDIA: WHAT MAKES A RULER LEGITIMATE?

Format: Book
Description: Reigning in the third century BCE, Ashoka was unique for wielding moreal persuasion rather thatn brute force to command his subjects. This unit examines both Ashoka's fascinating career and the larger question: what legitimizes leaders and gives them the right to rule? Size: 60 pages

English-Hindi Hindi-English Dictionary

Author: Joseph W. Raker and Rama Shankar Shukla
Format: Book

Essence of Indian Art

Format: Book
Description:

By: B.N. Goswamy[br /][br /]Compilation of different Indian art forms from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Everday Life in South Asia

Format: Book
Description: his lively anthology of ethnographic writing on South Asia explores the ways ordinary people live and make their worlds in India. Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Organized around key areas of daily life, these essays provide an engaging introduction to the questions involved in understanding the family and the life course, gender, caste and class, religion, nationalism, violence, globalization, diaspora, and other important issues. The men and women whose perspectives and experiences are presented here include peasant girls in rural Rajasthan and advertising executives in Mumbai; ''untouchable''€ sharecroppers and high-caste landlords' intimate, multi-generational households and street youth involved in ''modern''€ gangs; South Asian-American children of high-powered professionals and refugees displaced by national conflict, among many others. Scholars and students alike will welcome this vivid and compelling text. Size - 504 pages
Grade level 1: Adult

Everything you need to teach asia: another inspired world studies unit

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This unit takes a student-centered approach that incorporates Geography, History, Culture, Government, and Economics. Tests included.

Experiencing Indian Languages

Author: Carol Hansen, Peggy Mueller and Marilyn Turkovich
Format: Book
Description:

This booklet is intended to provide for the readers a new road to the study of India. To experience the languages of India is to learn something about its people. There are three purposes to this booklet: An introduction to the languages of India, Activities, Discussion. Size: 81 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Explore Tibet

Format: Book
Description:

Explore Tibet, intended for children ages 7 to 13, is designed to introduce the young reader to Tibetan culture. The combination of hands-on activities with text and illlustrations offers something for every child. Size: 32 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Exploring Ancient Civilizations ''€“ India

Author: By Marilynn G. Barr
Format: Book
Description:

Imagine discovering ancient worlds under blankets of earth. In the 1920s archaeologists did just that. They unveiled evidence of a lost civilization found under mounds of dirt in Pakistan. Some scholars believe these ancient cities, Harappa, and Mohenjo-Daro existed more than 40 centuries ago, a period known as the Indus Valley Civilization. Inspire children to approach the study of history as a treasure hunt.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Exploring Global Art by The American Forum for Global Education

Format: Other
Description: A slide set curriculum ''€“ . Sections: introduction, Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Latin America, India, China, Japan, bibliography. Have slides for the India, China, Japan sections. Each section contains student notes, questions related to notes, vocabulary, slides and visuals, projects, teacher lesson plans. Slides: 29
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1991

Exploring Indonesia: Past and Present, 1996.

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This unit covers topics: Introduction to the Lands and Peoples; Early Indonesian Societies; The Development of the Spice Trade and the Coming of Islam; The Age of Mataram and the Voc; Dutch Colonization and the Growth of Nationalism: 1800-1940; and The Road to Independence. Includes maps, summaries, exercises and keys to exercises.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Exploring the Himalayas Nepal and Kashmir

Format: Videocassette
Description: 1990. Squeezed between the vastness of China on the north and India on the south is Nepal, land of festivals and the Himalayas, home to eight of the world's ten tallest peaks. This video journey starts in India's state of Kashmir, as Srinagar. Then to the ancient trading city of Leh in remote Ladakh on to Annapurna mountains, the Trisuli River, Chit wan National Park, and Kathmandu. Explore the peoples and festivals of Indra Jatra, Sherpa people, and the Ghurka soldiers. This video is an adventure-- encompassing three major religions, cultural diversity, challenging physical terrain-- a land where deities mingle with mortals. Time: 60 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Christianity in South Asia: Video Ten.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Death and Rebirth in Hinduism: Video Fifteen.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Introduction: Video one.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Jainism: Video Six.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. LIVING HINDUISM: Video Two.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Sectarian Hinduism, Lord Shiva and Her Worship: Video Four.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Sectarian Hinduism, Lord VIShnu and His Worship: Video Three.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. Sectarian Hinduism, The Goddess and Her Worship: Video Five.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring the Religions of South Asia Series. The Buddha and South Asia: Video Seven.

Format: Videocassette
Description: FROM JAINISM TO CHRISTIANITY The entire range of religious experience in India and neighboring countries is explored in the series. The viewer is taken back to the roots of Hinduism, through its history, mythology and worship of Gods and Goddesses, into the temples and along on pilgrimages, viewing the rites and worship that compromise the largest religion in India. Buddhism is discussed from its Indian origin through its varied history and viewed today in the monasteries of Tibet and Nepal. Jainism, the 2,500 year old but little known tradition, comes alive with films of temple worship and its practitioners. Islam is viewed through its distinctive contemporary features in India and Pakistan. Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is surveyed through three traditions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant - practiced today. From antiquity to the Holy Man of today, religion in South Asia is comprehensively discussed and colorfully presented. THE LECTURES present a wide range of subject matter through the use of films made in India especially for the series and more than 1,000 slides illustrating the essential features of the major traditions, in paintings, sculptures, maps, and charts. Guest specialists discuss their first hand experience and field research in various aspects of the religions. Each program is designed as a unit in itself and introduces fresh ways of looking at age-old traditions. For ease of comprehension, technical terms are subtitled during the presentation. Time - 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Exploring World Beliefs: Buddhism

Format: Book
Description:

fully reproducible lessons and activities that cover: Story of Buddha, Buddha's Teachings, Branches of Buddhism, Spread of Buddhism, Scriptures, Tibetan Buddhism, Bodhisattvas, Zen Buddhism, Haiku, Meditation, Mandalas, Rites of Passage, Temples and Shrines, Objects and Symbols, Mantras and Mudras, Festivals and Holidays, Calendar, Places of Pilgrimage, Vocabulary Review, Quiz and Review, Answer Key. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Exploring World Beliefs: Hinduism

Format: Book
Description: fully reproducible lessons and activities that cover: Origins of Hinduism, Hindu Readings, Hindu Trinity, Goddesses, Ramayana, Beliefs, Places of Pilgrimage, Ganges, Class System, Rites of Passage, Temple, Family Shrine, Objects and Symbols, Floor Paintings, Observances, Calendar, Crossword Puzzle, Quiz and Review, Answer Key Size: 48 pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Exploring World Beliefs: Islam

Format: Book
Description:

fully reproducible lessons and activities that cover: Origins of Islam, Life of Muhammad, The Koran, Pillars of Islam, After Muhammad, Places of Worship, Rites of Passage, Passing of Time, Symbols of Islam, Islam Today, Art of Writing, Vocabulary, Review, Quiz, Answer Key. Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Exploring World Beliefs: Sikhs

Format: Book
Description:

fully reproducible lessons and activities that cover: Guru Nanak, Ten Gurus, Sikh Scripture, Khalsa, Gurdwara, Darbar Sahib, Social Customs, Community Service, Punjab, Rites of Passage, Sikh Women, Holidays and Festivals, Sikh Symbols, Vocabulary Word Search, Sikhs in the United States, Quiz and Review, Answer Key Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Eyewitness Books. Buddhism

Format: Book
Description:

This remarkable book explores the history and practice of Buddhism, beginning with the life of Buddha and continuing to the spread of Buddhism from Asia to the Western world. Beautiful photographs show the rituals, artifacts, and architecture that are important to the Buddhist tradition.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Eyewitness Islam

Author: Philip Wilkinson
Format: Book

Eyewitness Travel Guides: India

Format: Book
Description:

DK's Eyewitness Travel Guides have increasingly become the most sought after guides by seasoned and novice travels alike. Featuring up-to-date information and spectacular 3-D aerial views -- all photographed in full-color -- each location is shown at its best. Recognized as the most unique and comprehensive travel guides on the market, Eyewitness Travel Guides create the new standard for travels. Every guide in the series is updated annually. 3-D aerial maps help you make the quickest journey from one place to the next. Red star sights help you get the most out of the shortest visit. Full-color photographs are taken specifically for each travel guide, and cut-away and floor plans present unique drawings of historic buildings and museums to show exactly where you are and what you see. All the sights in each area are described in depth with special keyed icons, and there's no need to buy an A-Z guide with our fully indexed street maps. Eat and shop with confidence with our reliable listings of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops in all areas and at all prices. When it comes to entertainment, Eyewitness Travel Guides contains complete listings of theaters, music venues, cinemas, clubs, sports facilities, and activities for children. A special survival guide shows you how to use local currency, public transportation and telephones through pictures. Before your next trip, pick up one of our best-selling Eyewitness Travel Guides today!


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Fa hien

Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Fabric of India: Agriculture by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian Agriculture Material: 1 script Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Fabric of India: Art, Painting and Sculpture by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian Fine Arts Material: slides and script Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Fabric of India: Modernization by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian Modernization Material: 1 script Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Fabric of India: Occupations by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian occupations Material: 1 script Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Fabric of India: Rural Life by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Rural Life in India Material: 1 script (3 slides missing) (by InterCulture Associates [ICA]) Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Fabric of India: The City by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: City life in India Material: 1 script (4 slides missing) Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Fabric of India: Topography by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian topography Material: 1 script (14 slides missing) Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Fabric of India: Transportation by ICA

Format: Slides
Description: Indian transportation Material: 1 script (2 slides missing) Slides: 50
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Faces: Sikhs

Format: Book
Description:

Chapters are Meet the Sikhs, Sikhs: a global community, Darbar Sahib at Amritsar, Vaisakhi, Langar, Sikh Family Life, Women in Sikhism, Naming a Sikh Baby, Stories of the Guru Size: 48 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Facts about Pakistan

Format: Book
Description:

contains/ covers: map, architecture, coins, cuisine, festivals, national heritage, postage stamps.


Grade level 1: Primary

Families of Afghanistan

Format: DVD
Description:

In Families of Afghanistan, meet Zamora, 13, who lives in the country with her parents, three sisters, two brothers and two uncles. An early riser, Zamora has chores to complete before breakfast, including tending to the cows and chickens. She shows us how the homes in her village are built around a common courtyard to help protect them and their vegetable gardens from the elements. At meals, she often helps feed her uncle, who lost his arms and eyesight to a land mine. She attends religion class, where she studies the Koran, and performs her daily prayers (five times a day). 
Twelve-year-old Madina lives in Kabul with her parents, two sisters, uncle and cousin. Unlike Zamora, who attends school in the afternoon, Madina s classes are in the morning and include studies in math, science, language, history and sports. She also tutors another student twice a week in computers. After school and the midday meal she shares with her family, Madina helps with household chores like vacuuming and ironing, then enjoys an afternoon snowball fight before doing her homework, eating supper and playing games. 
Highly acclaimed the Families of the World Series enables future travelers to reach across the globe and visit other people and cultures, all from a child s point of view. Always focusing on two children from differing households, one urban, one rural, and narrated by children, Families of the World DVDs invite viewers to follow two families daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist between them, as well as us. The DVD includes a free PDF Teacher's Guide, which features the script, copy-ready maps, discussion and activity guides, recipes, glossaries and more.


Families of India

Format: Videocassette
Description: Families of the World Series A fantastic journey to India where you view the unique lives of two children and their families: their way of life, family interaction, foods and celebrations, visits to countryside, cities, communities, and schools. Time: 30 minutes
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Families of India

Format: DVD
Description:

Families of India introduces two children from two different families, one urban and the other rural. View the unique lives of two children and their families from breakfast to bedtime and all the fun-filled activities in between. It shows young viewers the amazing similarities between their own lives and those of children the same age living thousands of miles away: similar chores, school and extra-curricular activities and family interactions. It is part of the highly acclaimed Families of the World series which broadcast on PBS. Close Caption and Subtitle. 
Two families in Jamnagar, Gujarat State in northern India are profiled. We follow 8-year-old Raja as he attends school, plays cricket with his friends and chess with his mother, visits a Hindu temple and takes an evening walk with his parents. 
We also see 5-year-old Bavika playing with her many cousins in their family compound, and we visit the family farm, where we see a water buffalo being milked, a woman making breakfast over a fire tended by her 4-year-old son, and a man using oxen to plow a field.


Fasting, Feasting.

Author: By Anita Desai
Format: Book
Description:

FASTING, FEASTING takes on Desai's greatest theme: the intricate, delicate web of family conflict. It tells the moving story of Uma, the plain older daughter of an Indian family, tied to the household of her childhood and tending to her parents' every extravagant demand, and of her younger brother, Arun, across the world in Massachusetts, bewildered by his new life in college and the suburbs, where he lives with the Patton family.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Father, Son and Holy War; Part I: Trial by Fire

Author: Written and directed by Anand Patwardhan
Format: Videocassette
Description: This film examinesthe connection between religion, violence and male identity in India today and explores the possibility that a key to the psychology of violence against ''the enemy'' lies in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of ''manhood''. Part I deals with the communal fires that have consumed India in recent years and examines the ritual practice of ''Sati'' and women's fight for equal rights in various parts of India Time: 60 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Festival Figures'

Format: Other
Description: A set of large paper dolls of children in holiday dress with explanation of the dress. published in 1979 by United States Committee for UNICEF.
Grade level 1: Primary

Festival of India 1985-86: Master Craftsman

Format: Book
Description:

nicely illustrated introduction to crafts of India.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Festival of India 1985-86: The Master Weavers

Format: Book
Description:

nicely illustrated introduction to Handcrafted Textiles of India.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Festival of India 1985-86: The Splendour of Indian Silk

Format: Book
Description:

nicely illustrated book of silk weaving techniques.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Festival of Light by UNICEF

Format: Slides
Description: A comparison of holidays from all countries, Eastern and Western Material: cassette, program and activities guide, lesson plans, handouts, background information, detailed script, and references. Slides: 64
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Publication details: 1983

Festivals and Fairs

Format: Book
Description:

1 Good descriptive pamphlet with a brief overview of major Indian holidays and lots of photos. 1981. Size: 22 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

Film India: The New Generation, 1960-1980

Author: Uma de Cunha
Format: Book
Description:

This book is an examination of India's New Cinema, its preoccupation with a changing society and the status of women, highlighted in the work of 19 representative directors. 185 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Fire Beneath the surface lies a burning secret

Author: Deepa Mehta
Format: DVD
Description:

A taboo-breaking portrayal of contemporary India and the hidden desires that threaten to defy traditional expectations. 


Grade level 2: high
Grade level 3: college

Fishers of Men

Author: Ranjan Kamath
Format: DVD
Description:

For over a century, a substantial number of Adivasis, or tribals of the Chottanagpur plateau, have been converting to Christianity in order to free themselves from bonded labour and feudal oppression still prevalent in rural India. A combination of education and Christianity have helped the Adivasis establish an alternative identity outside the Hindu caste system, undermining feudal and Hindu auth...ority. While the demand for a tribal homeland called Jharkand has been gaining momentum from a number of sources since independence, Hindu fundamentalist organisations such as the Rashitriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad have held the Christian missionaries singularly responsible for encouraging the Jharkand movement. In the absence of dialogue between Hindu revivalists and Christian tribals, this feature length documentary represents an effort to understand how the two communities will co-exist within a secular Indian fabric.


Grade level 1: HIgh School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Five Tales from Bengal: The Demons of Rajpur

Author: Betsy Bang
Format: Book
Description:

Demons and enchanted princes, sleeping beauties and magic spells ar the ingredients of these traditional folktals. Size: 81 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Flag - Bangladesh

Format: Other
Description: 2' X 3' nylon flag of Bangladesh

Flag - Bhutan

Format: Other
Description: 2' X 3' nylon flag of Bhutan

Flag - Sri Lanka

Format: Other
Description: 2' X 3' nylon flag of Sri Lanka

Flag - The Maldives

Format: Other
Description: 2' X 3' nylon flag of The Maldives

Flag- Pakistan

Format: Other
Description: 2' X 3' nylon flag of Pakistan

Flowers and Ashes: Rough Cut 2

Format: Videocassette
Description: PBS Wideangle 08/29/02 Powerful documentary on communal violence in Gujarat, India. Time: 40 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Focus on South and Southeast Asia by Global Fearon

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: A Global Studies Series textbook. Chapters: The World and Its Cultures; The Land and People of South Asia; the History of South Asia; Changing Patterns of Life in South Asia; South Asia in the World Today; the Heritage of Southeast Asia; Southeast Asia in the World Today; Australia, New Zealand, and Oceana. Contains reviews, assignments, questions, maps, photos, charts, case studies, glossaries, and index.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1997

Folk Designs and Motifs from India

Author: R.M. Lehri
Format: Book
Description:

clip art images Size: 48 pp


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Folklore and Mythology Teacher Workshop 11/02/02

Format: Videocassette
Description: A workshop focused on the history and significance of folkloric and literary traditions of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. This workshop program was designed to allow educators to enhance existing lesson plans, create new plans, or simply expand their own knowledge of these literary works. Middle- and high school teachers of social studies, world cultures, world literature, and language arts were invited to explore the legends and literatures of these four diverse regions of the world.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Folktales from Asia: book 6

Format: Book
Description:

Darling Sun and Darling Moon; Korea The Goat and the Wolf; Afghanistan The Kidnapped Boy; Indonesia The Dog who wanted to be the Sun; Thailand The Owl and the Elephant; Nepal Singapure, the Lion City; Singapore How to share Five Cakes; Sri Lanka


Grade level 1: Primary

Folktales from india: a selection of oral tales from twenty-two languages

Format: Book
Description:

Edited and with an Introduction by: A.K. Ramanujan[br /][br /]An enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Follywood Flashback

Format: Book
Description:

By: Bunny Reuben[br /][br /]A pioneering work that looks behind the glare of the silver screen, the book seeks to identify the hidden bonds between movies and the viewer's mindset. [br /][br /]


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Food and Festivals: India

Format: Book
Description:

Let your mouth water and your tastebuds tingle as you find out all about Indian food and festivals in this book. Did you know that throwing rice at newlyweds comes from a tradition at weddings in India? Choose which gifts of candies you would like to receive at the festival of Diwali. Try the festival recipies inside to taste the flavor of India. Size: 32 pages


Food and Religion

Author: Elizabeth C. Zimmer
Format: Book
Description:

Blending the study of food and religion, this unit contains background readings and activities plus a wealth of recipies (more than 40), puzzles, review questions, multiple-choice tests, and transparency masters. Students learn how eating customs-including dietary restrictions- are a direct expression of deeply held beliefs among Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians. The christanity section is subdivided into Catholics, Methodists, Mormons, Adventists, and Eastern Orthodox. Adaptable for extended units or single lessons. Size: 81/2''€ x 11''€, 154 pages


Food and Religion in India by Steve Thorpe

Format: Article
Description: Contains: lesson plan, exercises, cookbook
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Foods around the World

Format: Other
Description:

People, places, and Patterns: Geography. A poster put out by the National Geographic Society showing children from various countries with typical foods. The reverse has a teacher guide and information on themes of food production/nutrition.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

For a Place Under the Heavens

Format: Videocassette
Description: Acclaimed director Sabiha Sumar, recent winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival for her feature Silent Waters, offers an insightful perspective on Pakistan in this finely crafted personal film. Beginning with the creation of Pakistan in 1947, Sumar traces the relationship of Islam to the state in an effort to understand how women are coping with and surviving the increasing religiosity of civil and political life in her country. Raised in a more secular time, she struggles to comprehend how religious schools have expanded at once unthinkable rates and presents chilling footage of a mother encouraging her toddler to be a martyr when he grows up. Mixing political analysis with interviews with activist colleagues, noted Islamic scholars and Pakistani women who have chosen to embrace fundamentalism, Sumar's provocative questions dramatically capture the tension between liberal and fundamentalist forces that are shaping life in contemporary Pakistan. Time - 53 minutes
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Forbidden freedoms: beijing's control of religion in Tibet

Format: Book
Description:

An excellent contribution to understanding the continuing religious persecutin in Tibet. I encourage all those concerned with China's policies in Tibet and the survival of Tibetan Buddhism to read this''€ -The Fourteenth Dalai Lama Size: 100 pp.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Forest of Bliss

Format: DVD

Four Holy Men: Renuciation in Hindu Society 1977

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: This film show similar as well as contrastive aspects of the lives of four Hindu sadhus (holy men, ascetics). This film provides four glimpses into the spectrum of behavior acceptable for sadhus and through interviews with lay people, reveals a wide range of opinions on the roles of sadhus in contemporary India. Comes with a teaching guide. Time: 37 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Four Holy Men: Renuciation in Hindu Society 1977 - Teacher's guide

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: A teacher's guide to accompany the video. This film shows similar as well as contrastive aspects of the lives of four Hindu sadhus (holy men, ascetics). It provides glimpses into the spectrum of behavior acceptable for sadhus and through interviews with lay people, reveals a wide range of opinions on the roles of sadhus in contemporary India. Comes with a teaching guide. Contains: suggested use, detailed supplemental information on film topics, maps, glossary, questions, discussion topics. Bibliography. Covers: religion, history, politics, sociology, South Asia. 31 pgs.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Freak Street to Goa: Immigrants on the Rajpath

Format: DVD

Freedom in the World. 2004

Format: Book
Description:

Freedom in the World, published by Freedom House, is an annual comparative assessment of the state of political rights and civil liberties in 192 countries and 18 related and disputed territories. Widely used by policy-makers, journalists, and scholars, the 700-page survey is the definitive report on freedom around the globe.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Friends of India Annotated Resource List about Contemporary India

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College
Publication details: Sep 1, 1992

From Movement to Government The Congress in the United Provinces, 1937-42

Author: Visalakshi Menon
Format: Book
Description:

Making extensive use of the police abstracts of intelligence prepared by the CID, which have seldom been used until now, and interviews with freedom fighters with a range of political leanings, this important book provides a fascinating account of a crucial phase in the Indian National Movement.


Grade level 1: College

From the mango Tree and other folktales from Nepal

Format: Book
Description:

These tales from Nepal are primarily of the folk tradition, rather than from the religious or historical traditions. They reflect the poor station of the people, looking upward to the lives of kings and elevating the poor to positions of good fortune. The themes are common to fold literature worldwide, kindness and pluck rewarded, pride and jealousy condemned. Size: 110 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Frontline world: Stories from a small planet

Format: DVD
Description: March 25, 2004 PBS’ international newsmagazine follows reporter Sharmeen Obaid as she journeys across her native Pakistan to gauge the feelings of the Pakistani people regarding their president’s crackdown on domestic terrorism and his efforts to secure peace with the country’s bitter enemy, India.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrims

Author: Ann Grodzins Gold
Format: Book
Description:

In this book, Ann Grodzins Gold takes the reader on a journey with the Rajasthani pilgrims of India, combining detailed ethnography and with scholarly analysis and sensitive interpretation. Size: 333 pg


Grade level 1: College

Full Moon Sacrafice 1

Format: DVD

Full Moon Sacrafice 2

Format: DVD

Gandhi

Author: by Malcom Yapp
Format: Book
Description:

Includes a teacher's guide, text review puzzle, and discussion questions. Good basic introduction to Gandhi's politics; provides multiple perspectives in the document section. Has pictures. 1980. Size: 31 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

Gandhi

Author: Demi
Format: Book
Description:

Author-illustrator Demi has created a simple, straightforward, and reverent biography of India's ''great soul.'' So simple and factual, indeed, that it might be a rather ordinary book, except for Demi's memorable, color-saturated, very Indian illustrations. We follow Gandhi from his hard, lonely education and apprenticeship in England and South Africa through the nationwide strike he led after the Amritsar massacre, to Independence and his eventual assassination. No major milestone in his life is left out, and each is dealt with in a short paragraph (typically 50 words), on its own page with accompanying illustration; 8 or 9 of these may want more substance. In between, however, this is an excellent introduction to the subcontinent's most famous son.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Gandhi

Format: DVD
Description:

Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 multiple-Oscar winner (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley) is an engrossing, reverential look at the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India and who ultimately gained the nation its independence. Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol. Strong on history (the historic division between India and Pakistan, still a huge problem today, can be seen in its formative stages here) as well as character and ideas, this is a fine film.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Gandhi (Documentary)

Format: Videocassette
Description: This documentary presents a protrait of the architect of India's independence and of the technics of non-violent resistance. World War II was the catalyst for Indian independence-- promises were made to prevent wholesale defections to the Japanese; and the end of the war led to Churchill's defeat and the Labour Party's decision to grant India its independence. Gahdhi follows events from the granting of independence through the assassination and funeral of Gandhi. Time: 52 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Gandhi (documentary)

Format: DVD

Gandhi (documentary)

Format: DVD

Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace

Format: Videocassette
Description: His pacifist philosophy brought one of the world's great powers to its knees. He proved that violence is not the only road to change. Mahatma Gandhi's life was a study in contrast and paradox. He saw himself as doing God's work, yet recognized only personal conscience as the highest authority. He was a charismatic leader of millions who confounded intellectuals. He took a vow of abstinence, but in old age welcomed young women into his bed! BIOGRAPHY profiles the small man who took a great nation on his shoulders and changed the world. Trace his rise to power and fearless campaign of truth, non-violence and non-cooperation with injustice that defeated the British Empire. Biographers offer insight into his surprising personal life, while historians explore his remarkable accomplishments. Hear from his grandson, Arun Gandhi, and, in a rare interview, the Dalai Lama reflects on Gandhi's incredible life and enduring legacy. From the formation of his philosophy to changing the face of the world, this is the complete saga of the Pilgrim of Peace Mahatma Gandhi.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Gandhi: The heritage of non-violence

Format: Book
Description:

A journal issue devoted to the life of Gandhi. It contains many illlustrations to accompany the text. Size: 34 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle

Gandhi: The Traditional Roots of Charisma

Author: Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph
Format: Book

Ganesha

Author: Kamaia Chandrakant
Format: Book
Description:

Comic book. The story of the birth and exploits of Ganesha, one of the deities of the Hindu pantheon. Size: 32 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Garam Hawa

Author: Written by Kaifi Azmi, Produced by Abu Siwani, Directed by M.S. Sathyu, Music by Ustad Bahadur Khan
Format: DVD
Description:

The story of 1947, India's Independence. It is a story of how families on both sides of the border suffered emotionally, andhow their dreams andvalues were shattered to piecs after the partition. Time: 150 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Geography of India: an Outline

Format: Article
Description: Contains: information at a glance with maps
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1980

Geography, by Jove - India

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Giant and the Green Dwarf: India's Green Revolution

Format: Other
Description: Contains: 1 filmstrip, 1 tape, teacher's manual, discussion topics, projects, script. 1 roll.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Gift of a Girl: Female Infanticide

Format: Videocassette
Description: Filmmakers Library This powerful and moving film explores the complexity of female infanticide in southern India and shows steps that are being taken to eradicate the practice. Every year in India thousands of baby girls are killed, partly due to a skewed dowry system, and resulting in the perspective that a boy child is worth much more to a parent. This sensitive film does not dwell on the horrors of the practice. Rather, it allows the women to speak for themselves and shows how they can be empowered.

Gir: Last Home of the Asiatic Lion

Format: Book
Description:

1 On the Gir Forest Sanctuary in Gujarat (West India), with its lion sanctuary park cards of the different animals at the sanctuary included. Size: 33 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Given to Dance

Author: Peter Brook
Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: A film about India's Odissi dance, associated with the temple of Lord Jagganath in Puri, Orissa, and the devadasis, who dance and sing in the temple. The film interviews the last of the devadasis as they describe dancing for the Lord. Gotipuas, boys dressed as girls who provide a more popular form of the dance outside the temple, as well as contemporary performers are interviewed. Time: 58 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Given to Dance - A Film Guide

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: Guide to accompany video ''Given to Dance''€ (KVI03) Size: 58 mins
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Glimpses of India

Author: by Leah Renold
Format: Article
Description: Contains: selected readings
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Global issues for the elementary classroom

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: From the Social Science Education Consortium, Massachusetts Global Education Project
Grade level 1: Primary

Global Studies: India and South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) 3rd ed.

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: 1 Provides background information (geographical, cultural, sociopolitical, economic) and current world press articles; maps, statistics, chronologies, etc. Good primary source material.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Global Studies: India and South Asia Sixth Edition

Format: Book
Description:

Included in this edition is a background essay on South Asia, additional essays on India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The essays examine the social, political, and economic significance of these countries in this widespread geographic area. In addition, a wide selection of carefully selected articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world are reprinted in this volume. Length: 224


Global Studies: India and South Asia fifth edition

Format: Book
Description:

World press reports include 33 articles on India's politics, cultural changes, economy, and foreign relations. and other articles on South Asian countries. Size: 214 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Global Studies: India and South Asia Ninth Edition

Author: James H. K. Norton
Format: Book

Global Studies: India and South Asia Third Edition

Author: James H.K. Norton
Format: Book
Description:

Author: James H.K. Norton[br /][br /]Provides concise background information and current world press articles on the regions and countries within South Asia, including Indiam Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


Global Studies: India and South Asia, Seventh Edition

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Author: James H.K. Norton[br /][br /]Provides concise background information and current world press articles on the regions and countries within South Asia, including Indiam Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Global Studies. India and her Neighbors. Sixth edition.

Format: Book
Description: Included in this edition is a background essay on South Asia, additional essays on India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The essays examine the social, political, and economic significance of these countries in this widespread geographic area. In addition, a wide selection of carefully selected articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world are reprinted in this volume.
Grade level 1: High

God's Own Land

Author: Shaukat Siddiqi
Format: Book
Description:

A modern classice of Urdu Literature, God's Own Land, is set in the slums of Karachi and Lahore. It is the early 50s, shortlly after partition with India. The story concerns a poor but respectable Pakistanit family which has fallen on hard times. Corruption and degradation take over their lives. Jobless, and without any real hope of a better life, they find themselves in the clutches of unprincipled entrepreneurs who exploit each of them - totally. The tragic, but deeply moving finale is inevitable.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Going to School in India

Author: By Lisa Heydayff
Format: Book
Description:

Children in India climb mountains, cross rivers, trek through deserts, and navigate busy city streets to get to schools, that are as different as the students who attend them. Often against great odds, children pursue their right to go to school and to become whoever they dream of being.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Going to School in India

Format: DVD
Description:

Every day, millions of children in India go to school in city classrooms, mountain fields, desert dwellings and towering temples. On a lake, in the dark, or even in a monastery… one thing they all have in common is their zest for learning and the chance to have a better life. In nine short films, Going to School praises the diversity of schools and celebrates what school can be. 


Grade level 1: middle

Great Craft Projects from Around the World

Format: Book
Description: a great way to provide your secondary-level students with engrossing, hands-on arts projects from around the globe. Over 70 multicultural art activities-in reproducible format- make it easy and cost effective for students to gain a greater appreciation for the art and culture of diverse peoples and places. Regions highlighted in this book include: Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, North America, Latin and South America, and Europe. Size: 135 pp.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Great Explorers to the East, by Calliope

Format: Book
Description:

Covers such explorers as Alexander, Marco Polo, and Christopher Columbus. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, etc. Level: grades 5-9. (by Calliope, World History for Young People. Vol. 1, No. 1, Sep/Oct 1990)


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Great Gift and the Wish-Fulfilling Gem

Author: Lama Mipham
Format: Book
Description:

This is a JATAKA tale, a story from the Buddha's life. Great Gift, a good-hearted child of India, seeks a wish-fulfilling gem to correct all the ills of the poor.


Grade level 1: Primary

Great Religions of the World

Format: DVD
Description:

Major belief systems, their origins, and modern influences are examined. Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, and Taoism are investigated. Time - 33 minutes


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Great Tales in Asian Art

Format: Videocassette
Description: Filmed on location, four beloved stories of India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan are told through the masterpeices of visual art and the stirring performances these tales have inspired for centuries. ''The Ramayana,''€ the epic adventures of India's legendary hero, are illustrated with Indian paintings, Indonesian sculpture, Javanese shadow play and dramatic reenactments. In the ''Korean Masked Dance Drama,''€ told by actors wearing audaciously conceived masks, social satire is ''masked''€ by bold humor and comic dance. ''Gita Govinda,''€ India's great erotic poem is interpreted by a beautiful dancer and celebrated in lyrical painted images. ''The Tale of Genji,''€ the amorous adventures of Prince Genji are told by a Japanese woman in period cosutme, as colorful paintings from scrolls and screens illustrate Japan's most famous romantic novel. Combining visual arts with performance in a new and original format, this video is an imaginative and entertaining introduction to the art of Asia. Time: 82 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories Part 2: God and His Prophet: The Religion of Islam

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Part 2 of 5: Lectures 9 and 10 9) Islamic Response to Western Predominance 10) Islam: Past, Present, and Future
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories Part 3: God and God's People: The Religion of Judaism

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Part 3 of 5: Lectures 9 and 10 9) Judaism Outside the Talmud 10) Judaism and Freedom
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories Part 4: Confucius, the Tao, the Ancestors, and The Buddha: The Religions of China

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Part 4 of 5: Lectures 9 and 10 9) Chinese Folk Religion -- the Ancestors and the Ghosts 10) Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, and the Architecture of Beijing (Peking)
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories Part 5: Hindu, Buddhist, Mulsim, Sikh: The Religions of India

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Part 5 of 5: Lectures 9 and 10 9) Sufis, Sants, and Sikhs 10) Ghandhi -- All religions are true
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories Part 1: Overview: The Christian Religions and Religious Fundamentalism

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Part 1 of 5: Lectures 3 and 4 3) Jesus and the Gospel Traditions 4) The Growth of the Early Christian Community
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Guddi

Author: Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Produced by N.C. Sippy
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Dharmendra, Jaya Bahaduri, Samit, Sumita Sanyal, Utpal Dutt Kusum, a school-going girl in a small district town, is very fond of movies and has a crush on Dharmendra, whose films she will see over and over again. So much so that her Bhabhi has caught her cutting school to go to the cinema. Her Bhabhi wishes to have Kusum marry a boy named Navin, however she is infatuated with the director Dharmendra. A plan is hatched involving her Bhabhi and Dharmendra to allow Nevin to rescue her and win her love. Kusum and Nevin end up together after many twists and turns. Time: 175 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Guddi (English Subtitles)

Format: DVD

Guide

Author: Produced by Dev Anand, Directed by Vijay Anand, Music by S.D. Burman
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Kishore Sahu, Leela Chitnis, Jagirdar, Anwar Hussain, Ulhaus, Rashid Khan Based on R.K. Narayan's novel Guide. The story of a young guide named Raju, who has just been released from jail and wishing to make a clean break from the past, wanders until one day, tired and hungry, he rests in a remote temple on the outskirts of a village. The villagers mistake him for a holy man and the temple soon becomes his house and the villagers his disciples. Raju lives out a false lifestyle of a holy man, falls in love with a dancer named Rosie, and soon finds himself in a predicament requiring him to prove his status as a holy man by fasting. Time: 167 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

GuJarati Language Course

Format: Book
Description: This course has three parts. Section 1 presents conversational texts in which the basic grammar is introduced in logical progression. Section 2 gives further examples of finer shades of grammatical usage and idioms in longer passages of Gujarati. Section 3 gives an introduction to the script to be studies alongside the development of knowledge and skill in the spoken language.
Grade level 1: Adult

Gunga Din

Author: By George Stevens
Format: DVD
Description:

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.''€ In that same vein fans of classic action-adventures wont find any better film than this exhilarating take. Carry Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. star as cheeky soldiers of Queen and Empire who never run short of battlefield gallantry and din-up heroics as they combat a murderous sect in colonial India. Steven skillfully orchestrates teeming battle sequences and boisterous humor. And Sam Jaffe memorably plays the title role of the lowly water-bearer who years to be a solider ''€¦ and who seizes the chance to prove his mettle. Time: 117 mins.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Guria, Gossip and Globalization

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction to the documentary - 3 minutes. Child Prostitution/Trafficking - 3 minutes. Guru (Doll): Female performace artists' role in society - 17 minutes. Gossip: Tawaifs (Female Musicians) - 10 minutes. Globalization: Prevent Trafficking - 20 minutes.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Guru Nanak

Author: by P.M. Wylam
Format: Book
Description:

2 Illustrated story for children of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. 1969. Size: 55 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Hablonger Bazare

Format: DVD

Hanuman

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book

Hanuman to the Rescue

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Hindi Translation)

Format: Book
Description:

This is the Hindi translation of this contemporary children's story.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Urdu)

Format: Book
Description:

This is the Urdu translation of this contemporary children's story.


Harvest Festivals Around the World by Judith Corwin

Format: Book
Description:

Celebrate the austumn harvest festivals around the world. Instructions for crafts and recipes are included


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Haveli

Format: Book
Description:

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples[br /][br /]Sequel to Shabanu.[br /][br /]Shabanu, daughter of the windswept Cholistan desert, is the youngest of Rahim’s four wives. Rahim adores her, but neither Shabanu nor her younger daughter, Mumtaz, is safe from the cruelty of his jealous older wives. Shabanu flees to the haveli-Rahim’s old family home in the city. But there she faces danger of another sort...


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Hay! Akhtari (Saleem Kidwai)

Format: DVD

Heat and Dust

Author: By Carol E. Henderson
Format: DVD
Description:

A persistent clash of cultures lies at the heart of Heat and Dust, the Merchant/Ivory team's most acclaimed drama prior to 1985's A Room with a View. The celebrated trio of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala were perfectly suited to this time-skipping story of thwarted romance, based on Jhabvala's novel, in which the colonial British find themselves perpetually at odds with the vibrant rhythms of India. In this most sensual of environments, two related British women, separated by six decades, discover that their independent spirits are not entirely welcomed within the confines of colonial etiquette. Olivia (Greta Scacchi) defies her stringent husband in the 1920s, while her great-niece Anne (Julie Christie) discovers, upon getting pregnant by an Indian local in the early '80s, that she and Olivia have more than a little in common. Jhabvala's feminism is subtle but forcefully dramatized, and under Ivory's sensitive direction, this tale of two women is a defiantly resonant tribute to love wherever one may find it. Size - 210 pages


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Heelotia: A cross cultural simulation game

Format: Book
Description: Heelotia is a simulation designed to provide students at the intermediate and secondary level with an experimental or discovery exercise in cross-cultural relations. The simulation is designed to be part of a more extensive study of cultural preceptions and can be used in an exploration of one's own community as well as that of more geographically distant cultures. Size - 15 pages

Hell, Heaven, and Resurrection

Format: DVD

Heritage of Music

Author: Gov't of India
Format: Book
Description:

1 1981. Pamphlet with many photos on Indian classical music, both northern and southern. Size: 24 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Hey Ram

Author: Produced by Bharat Shah and Kamal Haasan, Directed by Kamal Haasan, Music by Illayaraja, Lyrics by Sameer
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Naseeruddin Shah A glimpse of the tumultuous tides of Indian history, which have hopefully brought us to a safe landing. The story begins at the bedside of Saket Ram, an 89-year-old man trying to die as gracefully as possible. . .astride waves of nostalgia and his memories, the story goes back to the 1940s when he and an associate worked as archaeologists at the excavation of Mohanjodaro, an ancient civilization. In the context of the historical background which divided India and Pakistan, Saket must debate between opposing forces in the debate on whether both Hindus and Muslims can abide in a unified nation. Time: 199 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Hidden Apartheid. The Dalit Story.

Author: Anhad
Format: Book
Description:

The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights is part of a wider struggle to abolish ''€˜untouchability' and to ''€˜cast out caste'. This book looks at untouchability, manual scavenging, state violence, political rights, caste violence, social boycott, right to education, right to livelihood, dalit women, and globalization.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Hidden India: the Kerala Spicelands

Format: Videocassette
Description: he state of Kerala, lying along India's southwest coast, is one of the world's most remarkable places, a society where all peoples of all religions have lived together in eace and harmony for centuries. Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands introduces today's audiences to the culinary traditions and culture of this fabulous region. Viewers visit tropical lowlands visited studded with coconut palms and rice paddies and the cool mountain ranges of the Ghats where cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and tea grow. Along the way, viewers join women preparing some of Kerala's diverse dishes and learn how to really eat Indian food. Tracing the culniary history and customs of Kerala immerses the viewer in the broader cultural traditions of this unusual state. colorful religious festivals, dramatic boat races, parading elephants, magnificient lyrical dances, and haunting music all contribute to an exotic mix of sights, tastes, and sounds. Size: 60 mi.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Hidden India: The Kerala Spicelands

Format: DVD

Himal South Asian: Shadows Looming

Format: Book

Himal Southasin: Southasia Exists

Format: Book

Himalaya (In tibetan with english subtitiles )

Format: DVD
Description:

Himalaya, l'Enfance d'un Chef is a fiction film about the forgotten people of Tibet, focusing on their daily lives and traditional customs. In a remote village in the Dolpo in the northwestern Himalayas of Nepal, Tinle, a charismatic old chief, has just lost his eldest son. He refuses to allow his son's friend Karma, whom he holds responsible for his son's death, to lead a caravan of yaks. Karma defies the old man's anger and the shaman's advice and moves the caravan, with the help of other village youtha, before the date set by the ritual. On the day indicated by the gods, Tinle gets together the village elderly and sets out on the same journey with his second son and his grandson, who is destined to be the next chief. The ancestral struggle between the old man and the mountains begins all over again. Eric Valli traveled in the region for many years and studied the ways of the people before making this film, which is based on the epic lives of two of his Tibetan friends. The film was shot over a nine-month period with a small French crew working under extreme conditions at an altitude reaching 17,000 feet. Scenic shots are spectacular, particularly those depicting the crossing of the high pass. Himalaya, l'Enfance d'un Chef was shown out of competition at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival


Himalaya: The Arts and Crafts of Tibet and Nepal

Format: Book
Description:

a catalog of an exhibit ''An Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts of Tibet and Nepal''€ held Dec. 6- Jan. 5, 1964 at the University Art Museum, the University of Texas. Size: 27 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Himalayas. Bibliography.

Format: Article
Description: Copied from ARIS: Bhutan the Early History.
Grade level 1: High

Himalayas. Himalayan Images.

Format: Article
Description: Copy of the introduction to Himalayan Images. Size - 11 pages
Grade level 1: High

Himalayas. Hindus of the Himalayas.

Format: Article
Description: copy of the book Hindus of the Himalayas written by Gerald Berreman. 1963. Size - 79 pages

Himalayas. On the World's Highest Plateau.

Format: Article
Description: article from a magazine, similar to National Geographic. Size - 50 pages
Grade level 1: High

Himalayas...Where the Gods Live

Format: Videocassette
Description: The Himalayan mountains, the Kulu and Manali resorts, and Ladakh. From the India Tourist Office.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Hindi (Devanagri) Alphabet Chart

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: An illustrated chart of the syllable-alphabet used in Hindi, Sanskrit, and other related languages. Colorful illustrations matched with each syllable. Simple but very useful.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Hindii Pravesikaa

Author: H.H. Van Olphen
Format: Book
Description:

Beginners Hindi: Writing and Conversation 


Hindu Ascetics

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program looks at the practices of some of India's holy men-- sadhus (penitents), fakirs, and yogi-- and at the powers with which the superstitious endow them; it also connects the rituals of these ascetic eremities to ancient Hindu and Buddhist ritual. Time: 44 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Hindu Cookbook

Author: By Kerena Marchant
Format: Book
Description:

Holi, Divali, and Ganesh Chaturthi are three of the most important Hindu holidays. Food is an important part of worship, and snacks, meals, and drinks are enjoyed around the world at Hindu holiday time. Learn about the history of these holidays. Using this book, discover delicious holiday food that you can make yourself. Follow the step-by-step instructions with clear, easy-to-folow photographs. From crunchy samosas to rice pudding known as kheer, hindu holiday food is fun to make and even better to eat! Size: 32 pages


Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Format: Slides
Description: 33 slides with audio cassette narration, and booklet with transcript, recommended readings, glossary, study questions. For high school or lower division college. Produced by American Committee for South Asian Art. Size: 22 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Hindu Nationalism

Author: Chetan Bhatt
Format: Book
Description:

Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths 


Hindu Social Structure: Background Reading

Format: Article
Description: easy to read
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Hindu Vision Part 1

Format: DVD

Hindu Vision Part 2

Format: DVD

Hinduism

Format: Book
Description: A comprehensive look at Hinduism throughout South Asia mainly dealing with the history and practice. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, etc. Level: grades 5-9. (by Calliope, World History for Young People. Vol. 3, No. 4, Mar/Apr 1993)
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Hinduism - An Ancient Path in the Modern World

Format: Videocassette
Description: A film on the historical importance and teachings of Hinduism as seen in the modern world. Time: 20 mins.

Hinduism - its Relevance in the Modern World

Format: Article
Description: a college level paper by Amitabha Multherjee
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Hinduism and the Song of God

Format: Videocassette
Description: Elda Hartley takes us on a journey through modern India to see how Hinduism, thousands of years old, is incorporates into every Hindu's life. Against a background of sacred music, we view the rituals of purification that take place along the Ganges, that most holy of rivers. To bathe in the Ganges, to worship in the Ganges, and to die and be cremated on its banks are every devout Hindu's wish. We visit magnificiently embellished temples and meet living saints. We encounter those who work in the fields and those who have renounced all earthly things, living on the charity of others as they spend their days in devotion. In all we are remined that all things are interwined, that death and life are illusions and that to find the God within, we must renounce our worldly desires. Renounce...and then enjoy.

Hinduism: Elephant God

Format: Videocassette
Description: At 5,000 years, Hinduism is the world's oldest religion. This program provides an overview of Hinduism, and examines the rites and rituals of the Ganesh Festival. Held in honor of the Hindu elephant god of good fortune, one of Hinduism's most important deities, it is the highlight of the Hindu religious year. In the program, Hindu children discuss the significance of the Festival-its symbols, rituals such as holy fire, ceremonial foods, and the community's involvement in the celebration. Time: 15 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Hinduism: 330 million Gods

Format: DVD
Description:

This video seeks to understand the basis of Hinduism, a highly original approach to God, which dictates every aspect of society and individual life. It illustrates how millions come to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges, and millions more quietly live their religion in villages throughout India. Part of the ''Long Search'' series. 


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Hinduism: Faith, Festivals, and Rituals (In color)

Format: Videocassette
Description: In Kerala, which is situated in the southern tip of India, Hinduism is the principal belief system of the state's religiously diverse and historically broad-minded population.This program examines the multifaceted majority religion of India. Devotional ceremonies and obervances of Hindusim and sacred Hindu literature, such as the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata, are explored, as are some of the region's arnate temples. The Hindu emphasis on right living, or dharma, is discussed. Size: 51 min.

Hindus of the Himalayas. How the Kazakhs Fled to Freedom.

Format: Article
Description: copy of an article from a magazine similar to National Geographic. Size - 20 pages
Grade level 1: High

History of Human Population - part 1

Format: Videocassette
Description: racks the growth of human population both geographically and culturally. Begins with the first findings of humans and continues to the first civilizations in Asia Minor. Earlier forms of social organization are viewd such as hunting and gatherins societies. Environmental and social controls, which affected human population are also examined. Length: 35 min
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

History of Human Population - part 2

Format: Videocassette
Description: The eighteenth century population explosion is examined in part 2 of this series . The increase in nutrition due to better food crop production is one of the major issues considered. The Industrial Revolution is the other large issue, which propels human population to great heights in the last two centuries. Present day population concerns are also addressed. Length: 20 min
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

History of India: A Chronological Timeline

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

History of Religions in Asia

Format: Book
Description:

Collection of classroom activities for elementary, middle, and high school created by Jordan Phillips. Based on a class taught in the Fall of 2002 by Dr. Brereton. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information on the activities and materials.


Hiuen Tsang

Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book 32pp


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Holi Hey: A Festival of Love, Color, and Life

Author: by Marc Katz
Format: Videocassette
Description:

This film shows how the annual north-Indian Spring festival of Holi is celebrated in the city of Banaras (Varanasi, Kashi). A respected Banaras brahman, Mahant Veer Bhadra Mishra, recounts several explanations for the Holi festival. These include the story of the devout youth, Prahlad, whose trust in God lead to the flaming end of his wicked aunt Holika (recalled in the Holi bonfire); and the story of Krishna and his romantic encounters with Radha and the village cowgirls (reflected in the exuberant color-spraying/dousing of Holi). The film dramatizes how once each year the Holi festival unites neighborhoods, breaches the barriers of age, caste, social rank, and religious affiliations, and calls on all to share in unity and merriment. Suggested uses: Anthropology/Sociology of Religion, Comparative Religions, Cultural Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Global Cultures, Hinduism, History of Religions, Social Stratification, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies, World Religions. Time: 54 min.


Grade level 1: Adult

Holiday Art Projects

Format: Book
Description: -37 festive projects for 29 holidays and observances -Variety of tehniques and media: Cut paper, printing, fabric, clay, weaving, papier-mache -Step-by-Stp directions -Information on the holidays Size: 80 pages

Hosay Trinidad

Format: Videocassette
Description: This is an ethnographic film about the observance of Shi'ite Muharram rites on the island of Trinidad. It looks at this visually and aurally stunning occassion through a number of different lenses and will be of interest to anyone who is engaged with the role that performances, religious observance and rituals play in the presentation of self and other in public as well as private settings. The film is useful in the classroom for instruction on ethnicity, diaspora, creolization, cultural pluralism, and Caribbean studies Time: 45 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

How do we Know about the Indus Valley Civilization?

Format: Other
Description: Printed in the UK, this quality resource consists of 16 full-color 8'' x 11?'', photo display cards, one 27?''h x 39''w chart with captioned pictures and a map, and a 30-page guide (8'' x 11?'') with reading handouts, thumbnail views of display cards with descriptions for each picture, an Indus Valley timeline, ten illustrated worksheets, and lesson plans with learning activities for the chart and photo cards. Materials are housed in a sturdy plastic case for long wear.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

How Geography Defines a Culture

Format: Videocassette
Description: Students will discover how the geographical elements of topography, climate, and natural resources influence the people of any culture. This lesson provides definitions and examples of geographical influences on cultures, as varied as people thriving high in the Himalayan mountains or deep in the Australian outback. Students will discover that cultures are adaptable entities which utilize all elements of the world they inhabit. Time - 18 min.
Grade level 1: High

How Geography Defines a Culture

Format: Article
Description: These two articles accompany the video HOW GEOGRAPHY DEFINES A CULTURE VG 26. Size - 23 pages and 12 pages
Grade level 1: High

How to Make a Bollywood Movie: The Hero

Author: Produced and Directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

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Grade level 1: College

Hu Tu Tu

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Nana Patekar, Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Suhasini Mulay, Shivaji Satam, Dr. Mohan Agashe, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda A story of the game life plays with us. . .how transition affects Panna's family and other people who were involved in the circumstances during her mother's transition from small-town teacher to Chief Minister. A story about the choices people make when life puts them on a crossroad, where there are no easy answers. Size: 165 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced by Dhirajlal Shah, Written and directed by Gulzar, Cinematography by Manmohan Singh, Music by Vishal

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Author: Directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya, Produced by Kamal Kumar Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya, Ajit Kumar Barjatya. Music by Raam Laxman
Format: DVD
Description: Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, Mohnish Bahl, Renuka Shahane, Anupam Kher, Aloknath, Reema Lagoo. This is the story of Prem and Nisha. Prem is learning the ropes of business under his elder brother Rajesh and uncle Kailashnath, both successful businessmen. In another town, Nisha is the darling of her elder sister Pooja and parents Prof. Choudhary and Kamladevi. Fate brings the two families together culminating in the marriage of Rajesh and Pooja, while Prem meets Nisha and they fall in love. Their love is put to the test when both families face the crisis of Pooja's death. Time: 205 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Author: Written, Produced, and Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Music by Ismail Darbar, Lyrics by Mehboob, Cinematography by Anil Mehta.
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai Nandini, the daughter of a renowned proponent of classical music, meets and falls in love with a young student of her father named Sameer. When their love is discovered, Sameer is banished from the household. Nandini is arranged to be married to another by her parents. She marries the man Vanraj, but when letters from Sameer are discovered, Vanraj shows his true love to Nandini by taking her to Hungary to search for Sameer. Time: 188 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Hum Paanch

Author: Directed by Bapu, Produced by Surinder Kapoor, Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Mithun, Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Deepti Naval, Gulshan Grover Derived from a popular Mahabharata legend set in feudal Uttar Pradesh. A villainous zamindar Veer Pratap Singh is Duryodhan, his sidekick Lala is Shakuni and their opponents are the drunken holy man Krishna, Bhima, Arjun etc. The good and the bad perform with straightforward conviction a story reduced to a series of action thrills. Time: 153 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

HUM TUM

Format: Other
Description: Hum Tum is a Bollywood movie, released in India on May 28, 2004, directed by Kunal Kohli and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra. The movie stars Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. Hum Tum (translates as You and Me or literally as Me, You) is loosely based on When Harry Met Sally... following the encounters of the two main characters until they, after several years and various meetings, become friends and finally fall in love at the end of the movie. The comic characters Hum and Tum have their own animated sequences in the movie, where they represent the current state of Karan's and Rhea's relationship.
Grade level 1: High

Human Cost Behind Bargain Shopping

Format: DVD
Description:

The Institute and NBC dateline go to Bangladesh to uncover the reality behind bargain prices. (Bangladesh, 2005. 32 minutes.)


Hunting Down Water

Format: DVD
Description:

India's present water crisis is of its own making. The patterns of water use are changing, with increased cultivation of water-intensive cash crops. But there are other changes that defy logic, such as the growing number of private swimming pools in cities, rain dances and water amusement parks. As water is diverted from the countryside to meet the unending demands of India's urban population. More and more of the rural poor are now forced to migrate, in search of work, and water.


I Am a Sufi, I Am a Muslim

Format: DVD
Description:

This program introduces Sufism, a branch of Islam which is much less well known in the West than some of the more fundamentalist forms which are frequently in the news. The program travels to India, Pakistan, Turkey, and Macedonia to explore exactly what Sufism is and observe how it is practiced in various parts of the world today. Among the many aspects of Sufism featured in the program are the whirling dervishes of Turkey, who find God through ecstasy; ecstatic fakirs in Macedonia, where there is a big revival in popular Sufism; and the vital role of music in Sufism in India and Pakistan. The program also features Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, perhaps the most well-known performer of Qawali music. (50 minutes)


I Once was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told

Author: by Jeanne M. Lee
Format: Book
Description:

A cycle of fables in Buddhist literature known as the Jatakas, or birth stories, which Buddha originally told to his disciples when occasion arose to illustrate his teachings. each of the six retellings gathered here features animal characters and an incarnation of the Buddha from an earlier life, usually as an animal himself. From the tale of the clever monkey outwitting a crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, these subtle, amusing parables embody some of the central tenets of buddhas's philosophy. Joined iwth stunning linocut illustrations, they form a book that is notable for both its beauty and its wisdom.


Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya

Author: David Zurick and Julsun Pacheco
Format: Book

Images of India: A Social Studies Primer

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program emphasizes the amazing diversity of this vast and ancient land, as it guides viewers on on informative and visually stunning journey. Major topics include culture, religion, history, and life today, including current economic and social conditions. Viewers travel from the 13-th century Islamic dynasties, through Bristish rule, through India's strugle for independence to the present and its current status as the world's largest democracy and emerging economic superpower. Other key topics include spiritual life, the caste system, agriculture and monsoon rains, the leadership of Gandhi and Nehru, industrial development, and the problems of poverty. Size: 32 mins Size: 51 min.

IMAGES OF THE ORIENT: NINETEENTH - CENTURY EUROPEAN TRAVELERS TO MUSLIM LANDS

Format: Book
Description:

Students interpret how Europe's view of the Muslim East was influenced by memoirs, lectures, and articles by 19th-century European travelers. Size: 86 pages


Imaginary Homelands

Author: By Salman Rushdie
Format: Book
Description:

Salman Rushdie's Imaginary Homelands is an important record of one writer's intellectual and personal odyssey. The seventy essays collected here, written over the last ten years, cover an astonishing range of subjects ''€“ the literature of the received masters and of Rushdie's contemporaries; the politics of colonialism and the ironies of culture; film, politicians, the Labour Party, religious fundamentalism in America, racial prejudice; and the preciousness of the imagination and of free expression.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Grade level 3: Adult

In Defense of Our Dreams

Format: CD-ROM
Description: a boxed set of 12 CDs with films and lectures given by various scholars and activists and four documentary films, and one audio CD. The transcripts of the lectures are also included in MS World documents on the respective CDs.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

In the Name of God

Format: Videocassette
Description: This controversial film by Anand Parwardhan is a look at the Ram Janma Bhoomi/ Babri Masjid controversy in India that lead to the 1992 riots between Hindus and Muslims. The film provides insight into the religious fundamentalism that is sweeping the Indian sub-continent and unscrupulous politicians who attempt to make political capital of this religious fervor. Time: 90
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

India

Format: Book
Description: Vol. 7, No. 8, Oct. 1997. Discusses Indian history, climate, geography, religions, festivals, wildlife. Has games at the end. Includes a teacher's guide. Size: 20 pgs.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India

Format: Book
Description: (Faces, the Magazine about People. vol. 10, no. 3, nov 1993) Topics covered: unity/diversity, marriage and family, film, art, and food. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, etc. Level: grades 5-9. 40 pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India Video and supplementary curriculum series, part of Windows to the World Series

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: This video offers a comprehensive look at India's history, geography, economy and culture. This kit includes a curriculum unit with reproducible vocabulary list, critical thinking questions, pretest, complementary exercises, quizes and maps. Grades 8-12 Size: 30 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

India . . . in Pictures Visual Geography Series

Author: Lerner
Format: Book
Description:

Text and photographs introduce the geography, history, government, society and economy of India. Grades 5-9, 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1989

India - Tourist Map

Format: Map
Description: On one side of the Map India is divided into four regions. The other side is all of india including major ports of entry, rivers, railways, tourist and other important sites, and international and state boundaries. Contact information for tourist offices, embassy/consulate general of India in US and Canada provided.
Grade level 1: Adult

India 2000

Format: CD-ROM
Description: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India Information on diverse aspects of the country-- its geographic and demographic features, polity, economy, and culture. The information is gathered from Central Government Ministries/States/ Union Territories and other organizations and hence authentic. A work of reference, the Annual is particularly useful to scholars, authors, students, officials, journalists, academicians and to those appearing for competitive examinations.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

India 2000: The Next Fifteen Years

Author: Ed: James R. Roach
Format: Book
Description:

Part One: An Overview On Living in a Revolution by M.N. Srinivas Part Two: Traditional Culture and Popular Culture Traditional Culture, New Mediums, Interaction, and Diffusion by Narayana Menon, The ''Indian Scientist:''€ Some Reflections by Swadesh M. Mahajan and E.C.G. Sudarshan, The Puzzle of Religions Modernity by Lawrence A. Babb, Indian Cinema: Dynamics of Old and New by Chidananada Das Gupta Part Three: Unity and Diversity: Society and Politics India's Minorities: Who Are They? What Do They Want? by Myron Weiner, The Language Issue Revisited by Robert D. King, Center-State Relations in India: The Federal Dilemma by Paul Wallace Part Four: The Economy: The Pursuit of Growth with Equity The Economic Outlook for India by Raj Krishna, Paradoxes of Planned Development: The Indian Experience by C.T.Kurien, Environmental Protection and Economic Development in India by Susan G. Hadden, Women in Contemporary India: The Quest For Equal Participation and Justice by Gail Minault


Grade level 1: High

India and Beyond 1998

Format: Book
Description:

1 A travel brochure featuring escorted tours to India and South Asia. Has good photos, some maps. 1998. Size: 40 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

India and China: Ancient Civilizations Series

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: The ancient civilizations of India and China are two of the oldest civilizations on Earth. Each has made great contributions to the rest of the world in arts and literature, architecture, the sciences, and religion. India and China are separated by the Himalayas and vast desert stretches, but those obstacles didn't stop explorers and adventurers from other countries, tempted by glorious luxury items, from carrying on trade with the two countries. Several ideas for studying these two ancient civilizations are suggested in this book. Use the activities as they are written, or adapt them to meet the learning styles of your students. Length - 48 pages

India and her Neighbours

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This wallchart shows India and its bordering countries, an inset of India on a world projection and eight photographs illustrating some of the diversity which can be found in this huge country. It also includes a key, a scale, and a compass rose. This wallchart does not show every feature in India. Only selected information is shown.

India and Pakistan. Opposing VIewpoints.

Author: William Dudley, Book Editor
Format: Book
Description:

The Opposing Viewpoints series provides an excellent starting point for undergraduates who wish to examine current hot topics affecting American society. By exploring the many sides of a debate as related by experts, readers can become more aware of the issues involved as well as develop critical thinking skills. Each book also contains a bibliography of periodical articles and books and a directory of organizations to contact for more information on the topic addressed.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

India and the Infinite: The Soul of a People

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film explores the paradoxes of India through a survey of its religious mosaic, art, architecture, and ritual; and the ability of these expressive forms to inform and transform. Consideration of Hindism, Buddhism, Jainisms, Christian- ity, Islam, Sikhism and Parsiism contribute to this visual essay. The film occasionally exoticises the India of the naked yogis on beds of nails, but a good effort overall. Narrative is at times complex, most suitable for college-adult viewers.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

India Business Report 1-9

Format: DVD

India Business Report 1-9

Format: Videocassette
Description: Business reports on India: Harshad Mehta, automobile and trumpet industry. Panel discussions with media and policy makers about liberalization, lotteries, banks,, molasses, garment exports, interest rates, Russian ''tourists'', STAR TV and Indian broadcasting as well as the shoe industry in Agra.
Grade level 1: Adult

India Geography

Author: by Jean Johnson
Format: Article
Description: Contains: readings and teaching suggestions
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

India Inhales

Format: Videocassette
Description: Every day in India, another 55,000 children start smoking -- compared to the 3,000 children who take up the habit in the US, where numbers are falling. Tobacco is one of India's favorite pastimes: Indians spit it, chew it, smoke it, roll it everywhere, throughout the continent. And, inspired by advertising for Wills cigarettes which sponsors the Indian cricket team, children believe that smoking improves cricketing techniques. Hardly surprising, then, that with declining markets in the West, and 50% of India's population under the age of 25, the major tobacco companies are increasingly targeting India as their new growth market. This video explores the cynicism of the major global tobacco companies' campaigns in India, and the work of the activists who have pledged to try to stop them -- and halt the soaring increase in cancer cases in India that result from smoking. Size - 24 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

India Perspectives

Format: Journal
Description:

India Perspectives is a journal published the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. It contains articles written by contributors on various topics concerning India, culture, history, politics, etc. Please contact the OutreachCoordinator for more information on specific issues/articles.


Grade level 1: Adult

India posters

Format: Other
Description: multiple posters from 1970s on India, from air india
Grade level 1: Adult

India Show 1-9

Format: Videocassette
Description: (1): Fashion; (2): Homosexuality, Sanjay Dutt, Indian Dance; (3): Vikram Seth, NRI returnees, Baba Sehgal, Pooja Bhatt; (4): Maharajah of Jodhpur, Mundan, hybrid art, Mahesh Bhatt; (5): Zakir Hussain and tabla, the Kamasutra, Vinod Pande; (6): Expatriates, the MTV generation, Saeed Jaffrey; (7): Harshad Mehta, (8) Satish Gujral; (9): Lamas of Tibet, gender reversals.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

India Show 10-17

Format: Videocassette
Description: (10): Raghu Rai(11) Religious communes in Pune, vintage cars, (12) foreign students in India, (13) Rock Machine, fitness and stud-farms, (14) actor Roshan Seth, innovative teaching, (15) Alcohol Anonymous, ethnic chic (16) nightclubs, vegetatrianism, the journey of Gangotri (17) Apache Indian- blend of Bhangra, rap, reggae
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

India Show 17 (contd.) to 19

Format: Videocassette
Description: Child adoption in India, reclusive author Ruskin Bond, ethnic styles in restaurants.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

India Unbound

Format: Book
Description: India today is a vibrant free-market democracy on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nation's rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a sweeping economic history of India from independence to the millennium. Das shows how India's policies after 1947 condemned the nation to a hobbled economy until 1991. When the government instituted sweeping reforms that paved the way for extraordinary growth. Das traces these developments and tells the stories of the major players from Nehru through today's corporate leaders. As the former CEO of Procter and Gamble India, Das offers a unique insider's perspective and he deftly interweaves memoir with history, creating a book that is at once vigorously analytical and vividly written. Impassioned, erudite, and eminently readable, India Unbound is a must for anyone interested in the global economy and its future. Size - 412 pages
Grade level 1: Adult

India: A Literature-Based Multicultural Unit Grades 1-3

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Includes The Old Woman in the Pumpkin, a folktale and activities, Learning Hindi, games, Drawing Flour Designs, Creating Indian Paintings, Samples of Indian Art, Making Instruments, Celebrating Divali, Exploring Indian Clothing, Tying a sari and dhoti, Making a Snack, a Counting Chart, the Flag of India, Maps of Asia and India


Grade level 1: Primary

India: A Teacher and Student Manual 1977

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Lesson plans include: History: Hinduism, History of India, History and Sociology; Literature: Folktales, Folk Stories; Arts: Costumes, Music and Dance; Languages: Language in India; Miscellaneous: Food, Games, Yoga and Meditation


Grade level 1: Primary

India: A Teacher's Guide

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Resource manual with thematic approach and teaching and bibliographic suggesstions. Sections on arts, classroom activites, articles, book reviews, multi-media resouce lists, essays on Asia, etc.

India: Bridges

Format: Article
Description: Contains: information, questions, maps. Grades: 6-12
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

India: Hinduism

Format: Slides
Description: Indus valley, Hindu pantheon, daily ritual, the life cycle, pilgrimage, 19th and 20th cent. figures. Material: script, appendixes, readings (10 missing) Slides: 160
Grade level 1: College

India: Land and People

Format: Article
Description: Contains: Basic information, charts, national symbols, etc.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1991

India: Land of Spirit and Mystique

Format: Videocassette
Description: Awaiting description from Radhakrishnan. Time: 60 min.

India: Past, Present and Future

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Topics include: symbols of India, regions, famous people, money, movies, language, plants and animal, clothing, food, stories, marriage, celebrations, and music.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India: The Culture

Format: Book
Description: A simple and concise text with outstanding color photos. Ages 8-12
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India: The Land

Format: Book
Description: A simple and concise text with outstanding color photos. Ages 8-12. 32pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India: The People

Format: Book
Description: A simple and concise text with outstanding color photos. Ages 8-12. 32pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India: A True Book

Author: Sunita Apte
Format: Book

India: After Independence

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program covers the years since 1947: the rioting of the first few weeks of independence; Gandhi's assassination and its aftermath; India's annexation of Portuguese Goa and the clash with Chinese forces along the NE border; the death of Nehru; the war in Kashmir; the accession and assassination of Indira Gandhi; the creation of Bangladesh; violence by and against Sikhs; the events at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Time: 21 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

India: After Independence

Format: DVD

India: After Independence

Format: DVD

India: An Insider's Guide 1996 Part of Wall Street Journal's Emerging Powers Series.

Format: Videocassette
Description: India has a large industrial base, nuclear energy, and a government determined to enact market reforms. But after 40 years of socialism, protectionism and bureaucracy, can this nation of 900 million people march to the beat of the free market drummer? This video examines the India's liberalization program, and provides viewers an introduction to India's entrepreneurial, financial, and industrial markets. Time: 50 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

India: Art Experiences and Activities

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

contains a one page background on India arts and instructions for the following projects: Making Animals, Clay, Bihar and Bengal Scrolls, Mithila Paintings, Papier-mache, Palangposh, Marbled Paper.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

India: Business Perspectives

Format: Book
Description:

This pamphlet introduces the reader to the various business aspects in India, with topics ranging from: Regultory Environment, Foreign Investment, Infrastructure, Implementing a Project, Banking and Finance, and Working in India. Size: 80 pg


Grade level 1: Adult

India: Dynamic Progress Through Democracy

Author: Embassy of India
Format: Book
Description:

1 A pamphlet about democracy and inustrialization in India. (ca. 1980s?) Size: 33pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

India: From Moghuls to Independence

Format: Videocassette
Description: A pictorial depiction of the historical period when the Moghuls ruled over India. An analysis of the successive invasions from Central Asia, and the dynasties that sprung up in Delhi as a result. Achievements of the great Moghuls are dealt with in some detail. An analysis of the military logistics of these conflicts are included. Early European presence is touched upon.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

India: From Moghuls to Independence

Format: Videocassette
Description: A pictorial depiction of the historical period when the Moghuls ruled over India. An analysis of the successive invasions from Central Asia, and the dynasties that sprung up in Delhi as a result. Achievements of the great Moghuls are dealt with in some detail. An analysis of the military logistics of these conflicts are included. Early European presence is touched upon.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

INDIA: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

This teacher's guide offers a collection of essays, written by academics that have extensive experience teaching about India, and activities. The chapters deal with 10 topics: geography, religion, social structure, governance, math and science, trade and exchange, clothing, colonialism, Diaspora, and literature. This teaching guide equally focuses on historical issues and current trends and situtations.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

India: Land of the Monsoon

Format: Videocassette
Description: The seasonal monsoon winds of the Indian subcontinent bring alternative periods of drought and heavy rain. Through the centuries, the people have learned to adapt their crops and lives to this fluctuation. This video offers a basic introduction to the effect of monsoon winds on the subcontinent's climate and agriculture, and presents a broad overview of Indian geography. The video also provides information about the cultivation of important cash and food crops of India. It explores the diverse, agricultural cultures of India as they are affected by the monsoons. Grades 6-12. Time: 22 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

India: Land of the Monsoon

Format: DVD

India: Land ofthe Monsoon

Format: Article
Description: Study questions and answers to video VI 42.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

India: Multicultural Posters

Format: Other
Description:

18 posters covering the following topics: 1. Indus Valley Period 2. Vedic Period, Shaishunaga-Nanda 3. Maurya Dynasty (3 posters 3.1-3.3) 4. Kushan Dynasty 5. Gupta Dynasty (2 posters, 5.1-5.2) 6. Pallava Dynasty (2 posters, 6.1-6.2) 7. Rastrakuta 8. Chola Dynasty (2 posters, 8.1-8.2) 9. Mughal Period (2 posters, 9.1-9.2) 10. Nayak Dynasty 11. Rajpu Dynasty 12. Colonial Independence (18 Posters)


India: Old Civilization in a New World

Author: Barbara Crossette
Format: Book
Description:

This comprehensive survey of India makes clear that this nation now numbering more than one billion people will become an increasingly significant actor on the global stage in the 21st century.


Grade level 1: College

India: The Empire of the Spirit

Format: Videocassette
Description: Ancient India is with us today in the living tradition of the Hindu religion, the basis of Indian culture. The traditions that are honored by millions of Hindus in the present were born in the Indus Valley 5,000 years ago. This film explores the influence of ancient culture on India today. 1991
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult
Publication details: 1991

India: The Empire of the Spirit

Format: Videocassette
Description: Ancient India is with us today in the living tradition of the Hindu religion, the basis of Indian culture. The traditions that are honored by millions of Hindus in the present were born in the Indus Valley 5,000 years ago. This film explores the influence of ancient culture on India today. 1991 Time: 57 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult
Publication details: 1991

India: The Green Revolution - Transforming Haryana

Author: by Laura Ford and Greg Markum
Format: Book
Description:

1 A pamphlet on Haryana, a north Indian state that turned from a deficit state into a surplus state. (ca. 1980s?) Size: 10 pgs.


Grade level 1: secondary

India:Past, Present and Future

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

1 Topics include: symbols of India, regions, famous people, money, movies, language, plants and animal, clothing, food, stories, marriage, celebrations, and music.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

India. India's Republic Day, 2002.

Author: K Sundaresan
Format: Other
Description:

a commemorative booklet published in January of 2002. Includes facts and information about India, meant as an introduction to the culture today.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

India's Contribution to World Cultures

Author: Sudheer Birodkar
Format: Book
Description:

Chapters include: A Glossary of Sanskrit Terms; Production Technology and Mechanical Engineering; Shipbuilding and Navigation; Architecture and Civil Engineering; Mathematics; Astronomy; Physics and Chemistry; Medical Science; The Fine Arts; Sports and Games; Philosophy


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Publication details: 1997

India's Misconceived Family Plan

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

India's Population: Second and Growing

Format: Slides
Description: India's population Material: book Note: slides are of tables and charts Slides: 19
Grade level 1: College
Publication details: 1981

Indian

Format: DVD
Description:

Tamil wth English subtitles. Starring: Kamalhasan, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, Suganya, Kasthuri, Goundamani, Senthil and others. Size: 184 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced by A.M. Rathnam, Directed by Shankar, Music by A.R. Rahman, Lyrics by Vairamuthu

Indian Comics: Volume 1

Format: Book
Description: comic books. Contains 17 stories. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Comics: Volume 2

Format: Book
Description: comic books. Contains 17 stories. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Comics: Volume 3

Format: Book
Description: comic books. Contains 16 stories. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Comics: Volume 4

Format: Book
Description: comic books. Contains 16 stories. Please contact the Outreach Coordinator for more information.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Costumes

Author: by A. Biswas
Format: Book
Description:

1 1985. Discusses Indian sartorial styles throughout Indian history and across various regions. Size: 141 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Indian Development

Author: Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen
Format: Book

Indian Economics--Background Reading on Swadeshi

Author: by John Lewis
Format: Article
Description: Covers: population, diversity, poverty and mixed systems
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Independence and the Question of Pakistan

Format: Book
Description:

teacher's resource guide


Indian Language and Literature

Author: by James P. Rice
Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Indian Marriage

Format: Videocassette
Description: Video of a South Indian Christian Marriage Many ritual aspects of Hinduism incorporated into Christian ceremony. Good illustration of synchretic religious traditions in Kerala, South India.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Indian Masks

Format: Book
Description:

masks to punch out and wear party games decorations to make return gifts


Grade level 1: Primary

Indian Miniatures Recreated

Format: Slides
Description: Miniature painting Material: script, Know India book of sculpture and painting Slides: 12
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: College

Indian Music: Mrs. Kreshnamuity's class lecture notes

Format: Article
Description: Covers: introduction of India, temples, dance, instruments, notation, sitar, aesthetics, Purandara Dasa (1484-1564), origin and evolution, folk and classical music, vina
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Publication details: 1990

Indian myths and legends: Astika

Format: Book
Description:

By: Shanta Rameshwar Rao


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian myths and legends: Kiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu

Author: Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Format: Book

Indian myths and legends: Ruru and Markandeya

Author: Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Format: Book

Indian Myths and legends: stai and uma

Format: Book
Description:

By: Shanta Rameshwar Rao


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian myths and legends: the legend of manasa Devi

Format: Book
Description:

By: Shanta Rameshwar Rao


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Indian Pilgrimage: Kashi

Format: Videocassette
Description: Two Telegu-speaking brahmans and their wives have come to Kashi, the holy city of Varanasi, to offer rites to their ancestors. The priest helps them with the orthodox ritual activities which include offerings of balls of rice. They then bathe at five special points of the Ganges and shop in the bazaars and visit the tourist sites. They discuss their personal reasons for making the pilgrimage to Kashi. Time: 30 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Indian Pilgrimage: Ramdevra

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film follows a group of Hindus on a folk pilgrimage dedicated to Ramdev, a martial hero and saint of Rajasthan. Priestly intermediaries are few in a folk pilgrimage, and devotion rather than ritural is emphasized. Collective offerings include martial flags and a statue of a horse at the shrine. Outside, shoppers, hawkers and devotional singers throng the festival. (1972)
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Communist Party Papers Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #2: 1960-64 #4: 1968 #5: 1969 #6: 1970-71 #7: 1971-72 #8 1973-76 #9 1977- #10: 1964-67 #12: 1970-74 #13 1975- #14 Misc. documents from I.C.P. #18 1980-
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Congress Party Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #16: 1960-79 #16a: 1949-59 #17: 1960-79
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Jana Sangly and B.J.P. Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #22: no years specified.
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Jana Saugh Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #21: no years specified
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Janata Party Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #19: no years specified
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: R.S.S. Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #20: no years specified
Grade level 1: College

Indian Political Party Papers

Format: Article
Description: Socialist Party Papers Please refer to the bin # in all correspondence with the Outreach Asia office. #15 no years specified
Grade level 1: College

Indian popular cinema: a narrative of cultural change

Format: Book
Description:

By: K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake[br /][br /]India produces more films than any other country but its popular cinema has remained peripheral to western cinema buffs. This book is the first to provide a historical and cultural survey of Indian cinema - popular, artistic and regional - and to introduce readers to its distinctive forms.


Grade level 1: High

Indian Slides

Format: Slides
Description: Includes two sets of slides: Audio Visual Cultural Lessons on India (51) and Architecture India (100).
Grade level 1: Middle

Indian Subcontinent

Format: Map
Description: Political and geographical map of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It includes arterial routes, roads, tracks, railways, canals, airports, other airfields, international, state and divisional boundaries, and cease-fire line.
Grade level 1: Adult

Indus Valley Civilization

Format: Article
Description:

Curriculum unit written by Yvetter Rosser.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Indus Valley Slide Set

Format: Slides
Description: These slides cover a multitude of people, activities, and religous sites indigenous to the Indus Valley. Images ranging from authentic jewelery made by the natives to large seated limestone figures are all on display in these slides. The geography of the region including trade routes and various sites such as the baths are also covered in this slide presentation. Slides: 80

Inside Islam

Format: Book
Description:

This book is designed to help students understand the second largest and fastest growing religion in the world. Inside Islam covers the development, spread, teachings, practices, holy days, and festivals of the youngest of the major world religions. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, the book provides maps, questions for discussion, essay ideas, key word lists, a test, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced in 55 countries around the world. Whether your objective is a comprehensive study of Islam or a simple overview, this book affords you the opportunity to easily accomplish either one. You will be delighted to oberve your students' growing understanding of this rich and colorful religion that is practiced by approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide. Size - 47 pages


Inter-State Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region - A Round Table on Future Trends

Author: South Asia Institute
Format: DVD
Description:

Roundtable Discussion Asia-Pacific Roundtable Inter-State Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region - A Round Table on Future Trends


Grade level 1: College

Interview of Romila Thapun

Format: DVD

Introducing Indian Music

Author: Baburao Joshi and Antsher Lobo
Format: Book
Description:

This book is a ''€˜novel and practical scheme providing a complete course in Indian Music Appreciation both for Indians and non-Indians alike.' It contains 8 demonstration lectures and sheet music. Size: 63 pp.


Grade level 1: secondary

Inventing Boundaries: Gender, Politics, and the Partition of India

Format: Book
Description: A selection of some of the most significant writings on India's partitiion, Inventing Boundaries reflects on the forces that marked the prelude to partition. It brings into focus the diversity of political currents in the 1940's, and introduces the different meanings attached to the Pakistan movement. The value of this book is greatly enhanced by the prologue and the introduction that examine the more recent historiographical debates, evaluate old theories on how and why the partition happened, and suggests areas of fresh research and enquiry. The final section in the collection draws upon some evocative literary pieces to reveal, as it were, the other face of freedom,. ''€˜Siyah Hashaye''€ or ''Black margins''€ by Saadat Hasan Manto is one of them. The essays included in this volume will interest students and scholars of history, literature, politics, and culture studies, and also appeals to the general reader. Size - 393 pages

Islam and Muslim History in South Asia

Author: Francis Robinson
Format: Book

Islam and the Sciences

Format: Videocassette
Description: A comprehensive look at the influence of the Islamic world upon the realm of the sciences. Moslems believe thta by studying the phenomena of the physical world around us, people can perceive the underlying principles of God's creation and fulfill the principal purpose of our existence. The influence of the Islamic religion permeates the scientific studies of Moslem scholars. Moslem interest in all areas of mathematics, for example, especially geometry, is based on the Islamic doctrine of unity - God is one. The symbol of divine unity is the circle, and this symbol forms the basis of all Moslem art and acrchitecture. Throuhg their achievements in medeival times, the Moslems formed a bridge between the civilizations of antiquity and those of the present day. Even in today's changing world, the Islamic religion influences all aspects of Moslem life and culture, and, in different ways, makes its influence felt in our own. Length - 23 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Islam Asia Modernity

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 1 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 2: college

Islam Asia modernity: Asian Islam and the politics of knowledge

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 6 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Islam Asia modernity: education and Islamic legal subjects in Asia

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 5 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Islam Asia Modernity: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body in Asian Muslim Societies

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 2 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Islam asia modernity: the crisis of masculine identities in post soviet & post 9-11 muslin asia

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 4 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 2: College

Islam asia modernity:islamic arts and national cultures

Format: DVD
Description:

Introduction and panel 3 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

ISLAM FOR BEGINNERS

Format: Book
Description:

By: N.I. Matar[br /][br /]This book presents the historic beginnings of Islam, the growth and contribution of its civilization, and the role of Islam in meeting the challenge of the modern world.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Islam in South Asia: A Regional Perspective

Format: Book
Description:

PART I ISLAMISATION AS A SOCIAL-RELIGIOUS-CULTURAL PROCESS PART II ISLAMISATION AS A SOCIAL-POLITICAL PROCESS Size - 223 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Islam, Asia, and Modernity: Islam, Asia and Modernity

Format: DVD
Description: Introduction and panel 1 of 6[br /][br /]A three-day conference to explore the changing politics, practices, and representations of Islam in Asia; how these changes are studied, documented, taught and represented in the academy and the media; and how these practices affect politics, society, and culture in Muslim Asia.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Islam, Asia, and Modernity: The crisis of masculine identities in post soviet and post 9-11 muslim asia

Format: DVD

Islam: The Five Pillars of Faith

Format: Videocassette
Description: Residing to the north of India, the population of Kashmir is primarily Muslim. This program travels to the place known as ''The Switzerland of the East''€ to study the beliefs and practices of Islam. Topics such as the Koran, Pillars of Islam, the influence of Sharia, and traditional Muslim festivals, and holy sites are addressed. Background on the arrival of Islam in Kashmir and its spread throughout India creates a historical context for the religion's predominance in many regions. Size: 52 minutes. color
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Islamic Art and Architecture

Format: Book
Description:

Features 270 illustrations, 80 in color. Embracing a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand - a world authority on Islamic art and architecture- has written an unrivaled new synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the survival of the Ottoman empire well into the modern age, Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an extraordinary range of art forms, including architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, glassware, textiles and metalwork. Length: 288


Grade level 1: Adult

Islamic Art and Architecture: from Isfahan to the Taj Mahal

Format: Book
Description:

With over 500 color illustrations. In this superbly crafted survey, Henri Stierlin discusses Islamic architecture and architectural decoration from the frontiers of Iran to the heart of India and places it within the historical context. This magnificently illustrated book demonstrates not only the range but also the amazing skill and virtuosity of the Islamic artist. With clear and comprehensive of this immense subject, it provides an indispensable overview of one of civilization's most resplendent artistic traditions. Length: 318


Grade level 1: Adult

Islamic Art and Geometric Design

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

This Illuminates the principles of geometric design that are the basis for the beautiful and intricate patterns in the art of the Islamic world. This set includes a brief overview of Islamic art, an introduction to related masterworks in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, and series of pattern-making activities ''€“ employing straightedge and compass ''€“ for is in the classroom. Contents: Booklet containing background information, 11 pattern-making activities, bibliographies, resources and glossary.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

It's disgusting and we ate it! : True food facts from around the world and throughout history

Author: By James Solheim
Format: Book
Description:

Hungry? Help yourself to some camel hump stew, breast of panther, wine-fatted grilled rat, and a plate of squirrel pie. Still hungry? That's disgusting! Or is it? Discoverung amazing facts about the edible world through anecdotes, riddles, jokes, and poetry in this delightful book that illuminates international and historical dishes while serving up stomach-rumbling fun. The book reveals that many foods aren't as ''normal''€ as we think. Eric Brace's colorful, riotous cartoons pop off the page.


Grade level 1: Adult

It's my country too

Format: DVD
Description:

Video documentary of Junoon. April 15th, 2007.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Jaanam

Format: Videocassette
Description: Produced by Mukesh Bhatt, with English subtitles, 1993. A film in the Indian popular tradition.
Grade level 1: Adult

Jai Santoshi Maa

Format: DVD

Jal bin Machhli Nritya bin Bijli

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram, Music direction by Laxmikant Pyarelal
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 148 minutes


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Jalsaghar: The Music Room

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: 958, Black and White, Bengali w/ English subtitles Bisambhar Roy is the last in a line of Indian aristocrats, his money nearly gone but his position in society still intact. Although he must pawn his family's heirlooms to do so, Roy continues to host expensive private concerts in his crumbling palace. But as Roy's wealth disapperas, a boorish young social climber appears to goad him into ever-more extravagant displays. Time: 100 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Jashn-E-Azadi

Author: Sanjay Kak
Format: DVD
Description:

It is August 15th, India's Independence day, and the Indian flag ritually goes up in the heart of Srinagar, Kashmir. But the empty streets and the sullen silence that greet India's claim on Kashmir spark off old questions about freedom - azadi - and the denial of freedom. In the aftermath of 18 years of an armed struggle, with 60,000 dead and nearly 7,000 missing, death and loss is everywhere. Sometimes it is marked; sometimes in the process of being uncovered, and sometimes expressed in the fractured minds of ordinary Kashmiris.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Jasmine and Coconuts: South Indian Tales

Format: Book
Description:

ndia, the world's largest democracy with one-sixth of the world's population, has thousands of stories. Many tales come from South India, where video buses speed past fine old temples and Indian satellites fly over calm fields of sugarcane. South India, where even now stories ar being shared as cowbells ring, motorcycles roar, loudspeakers blare, and clothes are pounded clean with steady beats. These tales are told today, as before, to teach history and morals, to look at current events, to entertain, and to offer devotion. Size: 172 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Jawaharlal Nehru: A Pictorial Biography

Author: by B.R. Nanda
Format: Book
Description:

1 A good introduction to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. Many pictures. 1980. Size: 84 pgs.


Grade level 1: High

Jayakanthan

Author: Directed by Sa. Kandasamy
Format: Videocassette
Description: Tamil and English Film on the Tamil author, Jayakanthan.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Jewel Thief

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vyjayantimala, Tanuja Hero Vinay, son of the police commissioner, finds himself repeatedly mistaken for notorious jewel thief Amar. He is accused by Shalini of being the man who had promised to marry her, and the accusation is substantiated by her brother. Vinay masquerades as Amar to try to crack the gang, while it appears that Amar is masquerading as Vinay. Who is the hero? Time: 158 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced by Dev Anand, Directed by Vijay Anand, Music by S.D. Burman

Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje

Author: Directed by V. Shantaram, Music direction by Vasant Desai
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 143 minutes


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

John & Jane

Format: DVD
Description:

A fresh new blend of observational documentary and tropical science-fiction, JOHN & JANE follows the stories of six call agents that answer American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center. After a heady mix of American culture training and 14 hour night shifts, the job soon starts to take its toll. Counter pointing the fluorescent interiors of late night offices and hyper-malls with the uneasy currents swirling around the characters, JOHN & JANE discovers a young generation of urban Indians that are beginning to live between the real and the virtual. However, this futuristic world of American aliases and simulated reality is not science fiction, these are the times in which we live. JOHN & JANE raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity in a 21st century globalised world.


Johnny Gaddaar

Format: DVD
Description:

Seshadri (Dharmendra), Prakash (Vinay Patak), Shardul (Zakir Hussain), Shiva (Daya Shetty) and Vikram (Neil Mukesh) are five business associates, who plan a conspiracy. All have one common interest and that is making fast money. The eldest of the group is Seshadri and he gets an offer to make a fortune in four days and the rest of the gang agree to pitch in their share as this would put them in the big league. The youngest of the group Vikram decides to double-cross and elope with his love Mini. What ensues is an accident that they all try to figure out.


Julie

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Laxmi, Vikram, and Nadira English Subtitles


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Executive Producer: Ram Chhabra, Music: Rajesh Roshan

Kaadu (the Forest)

Author: Director: Girish Karnad
Format: Videocassette
Description: Kaadu is a violent rural drama about rivalry between to villages as seen through the eyes of a young boy, Kitti. The boy, who is staying with his uncle Chandre Gowda and aunt Kamali, notices his uncle's secret visit to his mistress in the next village. This affair escalates into a larger confrontation between Chandra Gowda and his rival Shivaganga, which eventually leads to violence, the death of aunt Kamali and the arrival of police. The boy cannot distinguish the specifically man-made violence that surrounds him from the more primeval threats presented by the dense forest which, according to legend, contains a killer bird that calls out its victims by name. In a fantasy ending, the boy imagines the bird calling him and he follows the call, ignoring the frantic voices of his parents who want to take him home. Direction and Screenplay: Girish Karnad Cast: Amrish Puri, Nandini, Lokesh, G K Govinda Rao Cinematography: Govind Nihalani Music: B V Karanth
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Kaagaz Ke Phool

Format: DVD
Description: Starring: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, and Johny Walker English subtitled The story of a creative spirit pitted against a system that understands creativity only in terms of commercial success. A drama about the rise and fall of famous filmmaker Suresh whose success in film contrasts his failed marriage and parenting. The turning point comes when he grows close to an actress during a film shooting, and his daughter comes to beg the woman to stay out of her father's life in order to give her parents' relationship another chance. The actress leaves, driving Suresh to alcoholism and with one last chance to make a come-back film.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced and Directed by Guru Dutt, Music by S.D. Burman, Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi

Kabul Kabul

Format: Videocassette
Description: A retelling in a fragmented narrative of Sedika's journey back to Afghanistan after a 23 year absence. She recounts her struggle to reconcile the different levels of loss that many like her have experienced from the war. Her piece wrestles with the irreconcilable impulses of memory, home, representation, loss, and desire in the face of a 10 year occupation and civil war that has left Afghanistan and its people devastated. Can be used for upper grades in High School, background teaching to provide context will be necessary. Size: 46 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Kamala and Raji

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film provides insight into the struggle of poor, urban Indian women and their changing attitudes. Kamala and Raji, who live in a slum neighbourhood in Ahmedabad, are involved with the SEWA movement (Self-Employed Women's Association) and talk of their commitment to help other women better their conditions. Time: 46 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Kanchan: Girl of the 90's

Format: Videocassette
Description: This video is part of the Life in Modern India series, which presents realistic views of the daily lives of Indian people. This story tells of Kanchan Wadi, a girl from the second level of elite in urban India. Kanchan narrates her own story. Size: 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Kandahar: Journey into the Heart of Afghanistan

Format: DVD
Description:

The prolific Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Gabbeh) had one of his most visible international successes with this haunting, open-ended drama. Set (and shot) during the Taliban era, it follows an Afghani-Canadian woman as she attempts to enter Afghanistan in search of a despondent sister. Since it is illegal for a woman to travel alone, she must rely on the kindness--or curiosity--of strangers, including a scrappy boy and a mysterious American doctor. The woman playing the lead role had earlier contacted Makhmalbaf about a similar real-life search, which prompted him to write the screenplay. The director doesn't really tell her story so much as he unveils a way of life: in the desert, we meet land-mine victims, Red Cross volunteers caught in a Catch-22 world, and women smothered in head-to-foot burkas. The portrait is one of oppression, but also of people furiously trying to get by.Size - 85 minutes


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Karan Arjun

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Mamta Kulkarni, Kajol, Rakhee, Amrish Puri, Ashok Saraf A story about faith and reincarnation in which Durga's sons Karan and Arjun who are murdered by Dhurjan Singh. When Durga's pleas to bring Karan and Arjun back to life are heard by the goddess Kali, the two brothers are reborn in different families. Karan reborn as Ajay, grows up to be a boxer and ends up working for Dhurjan Singh's partner in crime, and falls in love with Sonia, his daughter-in-law. By divine intervention Ajay and Vijay realize their previous lives and return to their mother Durga to take revenge upon Dhurjan Singh. Time: 165.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced and Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Music by Rajesh Roshan

Kartograhpy

Author: Kamila Shamsie
Format: Book
Description:

Crib mates, raised together from birth, narrator Raheen and her best friend Karim dream each other's dreams, finish each other's sentences, speak in a language of anagrams. They share an idyllic childhood in upper-class Karachi with parents who are also best friends, even once engaged to the other until they rematched in what they jokingly call ''the fiancee swap.'' The night Karim's family migrates from Karachi to London, Raheen knows that ''some of my tears were his tears and some of his tears were mine.'' But as distance and adolescence split them apart, Karim takes refuge in the rationality of maps while Raheen searches for the secret behind her parents' exchange. What she uncovers takes us back two decades to reveal a story not just of a family's turbulent history but that of a country--and brings us forward to a grown-up Raheen and Karim drawn back to each other in the city that is their true home.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Kashmir garden of the Himalayas

Format: Book
Description:

By: Raghubir Singh[br /][br /]A book of photographs of the various sites and people of Kashmir.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Kasturi: The Magic Ring

Author: by Lila Mehta
Format: Book
Description:

Lila Mehta, author of The Enchanted Anklet continues to delight her readers with another exotic tale from ancient india in Kasturi, the Magic Ring. This story's setting combines elements of the picaresque, the supernatural and the sentimental. The author was fascinated when she first heard about the great East Indian Classic Kadambari. Kadambari, in its original form, has three stories combined within one another. It occurred to Lila that one of these three classics could be adapted into one single story to delight children and to restore these tales to their rightful postion as part of the great East Indian Literary tradition. She blended it with the legend of Kasturi, the magic stone, and the result is enchanting. Size: 27 pages


Grade level 1: primary

Kathakali

Format: DVD

Kathakali: Dance-Drama

Author: Produced and Narrated by Philip B. Zarilli
Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: Video and textbook. A clear and fascinating overview of the basic principles of the Keralan art form. Includes footage and explanation of: 1)all the basic character and make-up types, 2) the performance context, 3) the process and techniques of training, and 4) the preliminaries of performance Time: 26 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Kathakali: Dance-Drama (Text )

Author: Produced and Narrated by Philip B. Zarilli
Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: Video and textbook. A clear and fascinating overview of the basic principles of the Keralan art form. Includes footage and explanation of: 1)all the basic character and make-up types, 2) the performance context, 3) the process and techniques of training, and 4) the preliminaries of performance Time: 26 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Kathakali: Kalyanasougandhikam

Format: DVD
Description:

This 400-year-old, world-renowed classical dance form of Karala combines facets of bellet, opera, masque and pantomime.  Kathakali explicates events and stories from the Indian epics and mythology, with an unparalleled array of colour, music, drama and dance.

Troup: Margi Thiruvananthapuram


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Keep Her Under Control: Law's Patriarchy in India

Format: Videocassette
Description: This provocative documentary, which explores the role of women in a Muslim-dominated village in Rajasthan, in northern India, is original, compelling, and instructive, and it is sure to stimulate discussion and analysis in any courses on India, Asian studies, anthropolgy, gender roles, or Islam. The film focuses on the dramatic story of a woman, named Hurmuti, who refuses to live by the moral and legal codes of the village's Islamic patricarchy. Size: 52 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Keeping Corner

Format: Book
Description:

Kashmira Sheth[br /][br /]In this novel based on the story of her great-aunt, Kashmira Sheth paints a heartfelt and evocative portrait of a child widow in Gandhi-era India.


Grade level 1: Middle

Kerala: Radical Reform as Development in an Indian State

Author: Richard W. Franke and Barbara H. Chasin
Format: Book
Description:

This comprehensive analysis of the Kerala experience focuses on the role that movements for social justice played int he successful struggle to redistribute wealth and power. 168 pp.


Grade level 1: High

Khayal Darpan

Format: DVD

Kid's Discover: HImalayas

Format: Book
Description: Introduce students to the people, history, and wildlife found int the high, snow capped peaks and deep valleys of the Himalayas,

Kid's Discover: Language

Format: Book
Description:

This volume helps students understand this ability that makes humans unique. Explore a variety of languages and the locations in which they're spoken around the world as you answer fascinating questions about communication.


Kid's Discover. Ancient India

Author: Stella Sands
Format: Book
Description:

Introduce students to the people, history, and places found in the ancient times of India. Includes teacher's guide, activities.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Kids Discover: Himalayas

Format: Book
Description:

Religion, cultures, geography, wildlife of the Himalayas through pictures and some graphs. Includes teacher's guide, activities.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Kids Discover: Pacific Rim

Format: Book
Description:

Geography and peoples of Pacific rim through pictures. Includes teacher's guide, activities.


Grade level 1: Primary

Kim

Author: By Rudyard Kipling
Format: Book
Description:

Kim (1901) is Rudyard Kipling's story of an orphan born in colonial India and torn between love for his native India and the demands of Imperial loyalty to his Irish-English heritage and to the British Secret Service. Long recognized as Kipling's finest work, Kim was a key factor in his winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Our test is the 1901 first English edition, fully annotated for undergraduate readers and accompanied b maps of India and the Grand Trunk Road.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

King Khandoba Sunis from the Light of an Indian Folk God

Format: DVD

King Khandoba’s Hunting

Format: DVD

Kings, Lovers, and Thieves

Format: Videocassette
Description: This fascinating documentary provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at india's improvisational and often bawdy form of folk opera, Nautanki, as well as its rural cousin, Khyal. Thes forms of traveling roadside folk theater are particularly significant in that they have survived and remain popular despite India's increasingly strong attachment o the cinema and to television. Size: 35 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Kishangarhi Village: 1951 and 1969

Format: Slides
Description: Technology, economy, society and culture. Material: script, tables, comparisons, large section of information Slides: 206
Grade level 1: College

Know India: Architecture

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian architecture produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Cities

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian architecture produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Civilization

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian civilization produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Classcal Music

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian classical music produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Cuisine

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian cuisine produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Dance

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian dance produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Fairs and Festivals

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian fairs and festivals produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Science and Technology

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian science and technology produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Sculpture and Painting

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian sculpture and painting produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Theatre

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian theatre produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Wildlife

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian wildlife produced for the 1985-6 Festival of India. Size: 24 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Know India: Women Today

Format: Book
Description:

1 short book with photos of Indian women in contemporary society, produced for the 1985-86 Festival of India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Krishna and Sudama

Author: by Shivkumar
Format: Book
Description:

1967. An illustrated story for children about the god Krishna as a boy. Size: 24 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Krishnaleela

Author: by Thomson Press
Format: Book
Description:

Illustrated stories of Krishna's childhood, for children. 1977. Size: 30 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Lady of Gingee: South Indian Draupadi Festivals

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film describes a Draupadi festival in Tamil Nadu. The celebration opens with flag-hoisting and wristlettying, continue with bardic recitations of the Tamil Mahabharata, and include Terekuttu (''village'' or ''street'' dramas), village hero-cult rituals, the construction of large effigies, and village participation in fire-walking. Length: 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Lady of Gingee: South Indian Draupadi Festivals

Format: DVD

Lajja

Author: Taslima Nasrin
Format: Book

Laos

Format: Book
Description: (Faces, the Magazine about People. vol. 17, no. 2, October 2000) Covers the history, culture and geography of Laos. Addresses subjects such as: diversity, geography, art, daily life. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, etc. Level: grades 5-9. Size: 48 pp
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: Adult

Laos and Laotians

Author: by Meg Regina
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: land and people; society and culture: lowland Lao; society and culture: highland Lao; early history; colonialism and independence; war and revolution; Laos and Laotians today. *Contains: tables, diagrams, graphs, maps glossary, bibliography, resource list, activities, question/answer key, discussion topics, exercises. Level: secondary
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Learn Hindi - Talk NOW!

Format: CD-ROM
Description: Talk Now! is designed for people who want to learn a language quickly. If you don't have time to become fluent, but need the basics in a hurry, Talk Now! is for you. Talk Now! uses games and quizzes as a basis for making the learning process fun and relaxing.

Learning About India: An Annotated Guide for Nonspecialists

Author: ed. by Barbara J. Harrison
Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Learning Activities from the History of Math by Frank J. Swetz, 1994

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Deals with Asian contributions to mathematics. Contains: readings, problems/answers, questions, etc.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Learning the Bengali Alphabet: A Picture and Activity Book

Format: Book
Description:

This book introduces a creative approach to teaching the Bengali alphabet to children. This format offers several pages of interesting practice for each of the characters. Size: 88 pages


Leaving Bakul Bagan

Author: by Sandeep Bhusan Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: Three generations of the extended Roychowdhury family have resided for decades at 160 Bakul Bagan Road, Calcutta. Every now and then one of its members has to leave the landscape of their childhood--a large sprawling house built around a courtyard and all the affection dozens of relatives surround them with, to relocate for a job or to start a family elsewhere. [br /][br /]In ''Leaving Bakul Bagan'' Saborna, a 19-year-old girl, prepares to leave for higher education in the U.S. The film is an intimate portrayal of her interactions with her family during her last few days at home. It is full of conversational humor and vignettes of typical familial interactions. [br /][br /]Incidental to the time and woven into the film are the effects of race riots throughout India in the aftermath of the destruction of a mosque by Hindu fanatics. This incident precipitates an already brewing political debate about the ethics of leaving for America, especially on the eve of such tragic political disaster. [br /][br /]Time: 43 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Legacy of Malthus

Format: Videocassette
Description: In this thought-provoking film, Deepa Dhanraj takes on the international population establishment, challenging the entrenched view that overpopulation is responsible for poverty and environmental degradation. In India, peasant farmers are being evicted from their land and then accused of being feckless, poor, irresponsible and unable to feed their families. Dhanraj argues that it's the same process that took place in 19th century Scotland during the Highland clearances. By skillfully intercutting reconstructed scenes from the Napier Commission of enquiry into the Highland clearances, interviews with contemporary Rajasthani village women today, archival US news footage and current day propaganda films warning of the dire consequences of global population increase, Dhanraj argues that nothing has changed. Size - 50 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Legends from Indian History

Author: by A.K. Ghosh
Format: Book
Description:

Children's illustrated stories of historical figures. 1968.


Grade level 1: Primary

Leper: Life Beyond Stigma

Format: Videocassette
Description: Leper provides a rare and intimate glimpse into a contemporary society of lepers in a remote village in Nepal. The villagers speak eloquently of how, after much struggle and hardship, they build new lives for themselves, recreating family and community in the context of this disease. Time - 23 minutes

Leper: Life Beyond Stigma

Format: DVD

Lessons of Practical Basic Exercises in Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

Author: by Mahasi Sayadaw
Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Lessons on Asia

Format: Other
Description: This booklet contains 15 lessons on reproducible backline masters. These lessons provide students with a wide variey of high-interest learning activities, including television game shows, crossword puzzles, word games, map exercises, contests, small group games, team competition, role-playing activities, high-interest readings, and much more. This lesson series supplements any basic textbook that covers Asia.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Lessons on Asia

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This booklet contains 15 lessons on reproducible backline masters. These lessons provide students with a wide variey of high-interest learning activities, including television game shows, crossword puzzles, word games, map exercises, contests, small group games, team competition, role-playing activities, high-interest readings, and much more. This lesson series supplements any basic textbook that covers Asia. Length - 60 pages

Letter From India: The Best Job in Town. What an American Firm is Offering.

Author: By Katherine Boo
Format: Article
Description: From the NEW YORKER July 5, 2004 issue.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Lights for Gita

Format: Book
Description:

Divali, a festival of lights which falls in October or November is observed by Hindus alll over the world. It is a magical family time that honours Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth who brings good fortune and prosperity to al throughout the year. Lots of sweets, parties, storytelling and fireworks make this holiday particularly loved by children. Size: 23 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Lima's Red Hot Chilli

Author: by David Millls
Format: Book
Description:

Children's Story. Lima is hungry, but can not find anything to please her appetite until she spies the red hot chilli. Her entire family rushes in to find a food that will cool her down. Size: 22 pp.


Grade level 1: primary

Lines in the Dust

Format: Videocassette
Description: In a small village in Northern Ghana, a group of men and women sit around in a semi-circle, discussing the chart that they have drawn in the dust. The chart has three columns, showing the hours in the day and the different tasks men and women undertake during those hours. It soon becomes clear that women undertake the most labor intensive work -- fetching water and firewood, cleaning and preparing food -- and the discovery sparks a lively debate about why the men can not take on more 'women's' work. In this Muslim village, it is a radical move for men and women to sit down and debate together. But the project aims to go beyond discussion of men's and women's separate workloads, reaching out to the nine hundred million illiterate adults across the world -- from Ghana to the Eastern Ghats of India -- who have been failed by conventional education. Known as 'Reflect', it is part of a radical approach to learning for adults that does not rely on importing textbooks from the outside world, but where, instead, everything is created by the participants themselves. As well as changing ideas about whose job it is to carry all the water and fuel, charts and other home-made tools act as a stepping-stone towards reading, writing and number-work -- and introduce learners to the concept that the symbols they copy onto paper can represent not just words, but ideas -- and their plans for change. Size - 27 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Linkage Politics in India: The Relationship of Domestic Politics to Foreign Policy

Format: Article
Description: An off-print from the Center for Asian Studies at the Univ. of Texas by Robert Hardgrave, Jr.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Little Clay Cart

Format: Videocassette
Description: Done in the rarely performed Natyshastra style, this is a production of a play, probably written before the 10th century, of a classical Indian Sanskrit play, Mrichchhakatikam.. This production is a collaboration between an American cast and director and Indian set designers, composers, choreographers, and directors. In English with opening prayer in Sanskrit.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Publication details: 1994

Little India

Author: Sanjay Patel
Format: Book

Little Known Facts About India

Author: Swarn Khandpur
Format: Book

Live Like the Banyan Tree

Author: Leela Prasad
Format: Book
Description:

images of the Indian American Experience 


Living Above the Hippopotamus Street

Format: DVD

Living Goddess

Format: DVD

Living in the Himalayas

Format: Other
Description:

(Faces, the Magazine about People. vol. 4, no. 9, Jun 1988) This issue discusses such topics as the different forms of religion in the area as well as other social customs. Contains: readings, glossaries, activities, maps, etc. 37 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Living Traditions of India: Tulasi Vrindavans and Holy Crosses in Goa India

Format: DVD

Loving Krishna

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program examines the role and importance of the god Krishna in Indian society, focusing mainly upon the many rituals of worship to Krishna. Time: 28 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Maachis

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Om Puri, Tabu, Chandrachur Singh, Kanwaljit, Kulbhusan Kharbanda, Raj Zutshi, Jasjit Shergill, Ravi Gosain, and Suneel Sinha Set in Punjab during ''Operation Blue Star''€, in the aftermath of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination. Kripal Singh's anguish over police injustice to a good friend leads him to wander aimlessly until he meets Sanatan, a bearer of many grievances against what is happening around him. Kripal is introduced to a group of youngsters affected by the 1984 Delhi riots. Time: 160 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced by R.V. Pandit, Directed by Gulzar, Music by Vishal

Madhu Kishwar

Format: Videocassette
Description: Madhu Kishwar is a leading feminist from India, and editor of Manushi, a journal devoted to human rights and women's rights issues.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Madhu Kishwar

Format: Videocassette
Description: Madhu Kishwar is a leading feminist from India, and editor of Manushi, a journal devoted to human rights and women's rights issues.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Mahabharata

Author: produced and directed by B. R. Chopra and Ravi Chopra
Format: DVD
Description:

what Homer's ILIAD is to Greek Civilization and the great classics of yore are to different nations of the world, the MAHABHARATA is to India. Written by Rishi Ved Vyasa, the ancient philosopher-thinker who was known to be the fountain of all human knowledge, it has been translated into many languages and even presented in ballet form in western and oriental countries. But the MAHABHARATA is not an abstruse philosophical or religious tract. It encompasses all shades of human nature from the uttlerly base to the completely; its high point is Lord Krishna's message to humanity, the Song Celestial-the divine GEETA, acknowledged to be the quintessence of all knowledge embodied in the Hindu ethos.******** Size: Each DVD Disc -5 hours (16 Discs)


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Mahabharata in Pavakathakali: The Traditional Glove Puppet Play: Episode Duryodhana Vadham

Format: DVD

Mahabharata: Exile in the Forest 2 of 3

Format: DVD

Mahabharata: The Game of Dice 1 of 3

Format: DVD

Mahabharata: The War 3 of 3

Format: DVD

Mahatma Gandhi: 20th Century Prophet

Format: Videocassette
Description: Mahatma Gandhi: 20th Century Prophet takes you on an inspiring journey through Gandhi's life and philosophy, focusing on his experiments with satyagraha, defined as soul-force, truth force, non-violence. See Gandhi's great salt march, which led to the end of the British monopoly on salt production. Learn about his cotti, or home-spinning movement, which freed India from dependence on British mills. Mahatma Gandhi: 20th Century Prophet will engage anyone with an interest in philosophy, world history, civil rights, and nonviolent political action. Time - 45 mins.

Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace

Format: DVD

Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace

Format: DVD

Mahatma Gandhi: The Early Days

Format: Book
Description:

Comic magazine 


Grade level 1: Primary

Mahatma Gandi: The Early Years.

Format: Book
Description: 5 copies in this classroom set. Description From ACK: 'I never saw Gandhi''€¦ I do not know his language. I never set foot in his country and yet, I feel the same sorrow as if I had lost someone near and dear,' wrote the Frenchman Leon Blum, when he heard that Mahatma Gandhi was dead.Millions, not only in India but the world over, felt the same way, for Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948) has been the only politician in modern history who strove to rule not men, but the hearts of men.Words of Mahatma Gandhi:'For me the road to salvation lies through incessant toil in the service of my country and therefore of humanity.'I recognise no God except the God that is to be found in the hearts of the dumb millions.'How can I talk of God to the millions who have to go without two meals a day? To them, God can only appear as bread and butter.'I may live without air and water, but not without Him. You may pluck out my eyes, but that will not kill me. You may chop off my nose, but that will not kill me. But blast my belief in God and I am dead.'
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Main Khiladi Tu Anari

Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Rageshwari, Shakti Kapoor A brave, honest police officer named Karan hunts down his brother's murderer, an underworld criminal named Goli. Goli's gang kills the only witness to the crime, a girl named Mona, and Karan must find a way to still prove Goli's guilt. An actor named Deepak Kumar, frustrated with his acting career, seeks to learn and study the ways of police work by observing Karan. Karan doesn't want this, but when Deepak becomes his only hope of training a witness to replace Mona, the two men make a deal to work together. Time: 175.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Theme: Produced by Champak Jain, Directed by Sameer Malkan, Music by Anu Malik

Malaysia 1994

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: Early Trade and Civilization; The British Presence in the Region, 1784-1942; Toward Independence: Malaya to Malaysia; Sabah and Sarawak: The East Malaysian States; Nationhood. Contains: a glossary, exercises, maps, bibliography, and answer key.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Manifestations of Shiva

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film was shot largely in the state of Kerala in southern India. Apart from a brief introductory statement, has no narration. It is the purpose of the film to demonstrate that the worship of Shiva is not only an act of religious faith but is integral to all aspects of Hindu life. The film achieves this by showing how the god is worshipped through religious rituals, dance, art, and music.Through images alone, the film depicts the many ways that people in India worship Shiva--the Hindu god and Lord of the Universe whose role is fourfold: lover, ascetic, creator, and destroyer. The film shows that worship can take the form of a simple flower offering, ablutions, elaborate powder paintings that are made and destroyed in one day, and highly stylized dances whose practitioners begin at age six or seven to dedicate their lives to ancient dance dramas honoring Shiva, the Lord of the Dance. Time: 58 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Publication details: 1985

Manifestations of Shiva

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film was shot largely in the state of Kerala in southern India. Apart from a brief introductory statement, has no narration. It is the purpose of the film to demonstrate that the worship of Shiva is not only an act of religious faith but is integral to all aspects of Hindu life. The film achieves this by showing how the god is worshipped through religious rituals, dance, art, and music.Through images alone, the film depicts the many ways that people in India worship Shiva--the Hindu god and Lord of the Universe whose role is fourfold: lover, ascetic, creator, and destroyer. The film shows that worship can take the form of a simple flower offering, ablutions, elaborate powder paintings that are made and destroyed in one day, and highly stylized dances whose practitioners begin at age six or seven to dedicate their lives to ancient dance dramas honoring Shiva, the Lord of the Dance. Time: 58 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Publication details: 1985

Manifestations of Shiva

Format: DVD

Manjuben Truck driver

Format: DVD

Manthan

Author: Directed by Shyam Benegal, Music by Vanraj Bhatia
Format: Videocassette
Description: Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Girish Karnad, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Amrish Puri, and Anant Nag
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Mao and Gandhi: Alternate paths to national independence and social change.

Format: Book
Description:

a unit of study for grades 9-12 Compares and contrasts Mao and Gandhi in terms of their ends and their means. By studying a crucial turning point in history the student becomes aware that choices had to be made by real human beings, that those decisions were the results of specific factors, and that they set in motion a series of historical consequences. Size: 83 pp.


Grade level 1: High

Map Exercises

Author: by Cynthia M. Maka
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Two complete maps of Asia, one with the names of the countries supplied, one without.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Map Exercises by Cynthia M. Maka for Outreach Asia, 1997.

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Two complete maps of Asia, one with the names of the coutnries supplied, one without.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Mapping Asia: A Curriculum Unit Grades 6-10 by SPICE, 1994

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: introduction; getting oriented to globes and maps; countries of Asia; what is Asia?; learning the physical features of Asia; Asian climate; appendices. Contains: note to the teacher; background information; homework; small group activity; student cards; maps; questions/answer keys; handouts, etc.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Mapping Asia: A Curriculum Unit Grades 6-12. By SPICE, 1994.

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: introduction; getting oriented to globes and maps; countries of Asia; what is Asia?; learning the physical features of Asia; Asian climate; appendices. Contains note to the teacher; background information; homework; small group activity; student cards; maps; questions/answer keys; handouts, etc.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Maps of Asia

Format: Map
Description: Geographic on one side; political on verso. Hung between two rods, with string for easy hanging; lightweight.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: College

Maps of Nepal

Format: Map
Description: Detailed maps of Nepal written in Devanagri: Maps of each individual state of Nepal.
Grade level 1: College

Marco Polo the Travels

Format: Book
Description:

Translated by: R.E. Latham 343 pages


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Marriages in Heaven

Format: Videocassette
Description: Arranged marriages have been an important aspect of traditional India culture since ancient times, and they are still common today. This illuminating documentary explore the ways in which globalization and modernization are affecting young people and changing the traditions of marriage among Indians living both in India and in America. Time: 26 min
Grade level 1: Adult

Master Craftsmen: An Introduction to the Crafts of India

Format: Book
Description:

1 1986. Catalogue with photos of the craft exhibition for the 1985-6 Festival of India. Size: 24 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

Math of India Poster

Format: Other
Description: A poster describing a form math developed in India during the ancient times.

Medieval Indian Sculpture

Format: Book
Description:

1 An exhibition catalogue with many photos from an exhibition at the Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, in 1982. Size: 16 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

Meehandi Designs Self-Practice

Format: Book
Description: By: Pushplata Bangur[br /][br /]Book of variety of henna designs for the hands
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Primary
Grade level 3: Middle

Memories of fear

Format: DVD
Description:

An attempt to capture the process of socialization of girl children which makes them vulnerable to violence in their later life. The drama deals with the shattering of dreams, the construction of women's desires, their growing alienation from their bodies and the formation of fear--all of the above influencing the gender construction of women's psyche. Four experimental narratives are juxtaposed with interviews of older women who have gone through violent marriages and trace the construction of femininity and marital violence.


Grade level 1: High

MEN, women, and domestics: Articulating middle -class identity in colonial bengAl

Format: Book
Description: Swapna M. Banerjee[br /][br /]Focusing upon stories of employers and servants, Banerjee demonstrates how caste-class formation among the predominantly Hindu Bengali middle class depended much upon its relationships with the subordinate social groups, of which domestic workers formed an integral part. Examining a wide variety of literary and official sources, the book establishes that the articulation of the Bengali middle- class self-identity was predicated on the definition of its women, who in turn, were carefully distinguished from members of lower socio-economic groups.
Grade level 1: High

Midnight's Children.

Author: Salman Rushdie.
Format: Book
Description:

Salman Rushdie's ''Midnight's Children'' appears to be an allegory, spiced with satirical commentary, on the political course of modern India and the in-fighting of its various social and religious factions. It is an endlessly inventive book with a cheeky sense of humor and wild, exotic imagery, but it does not eschew somber moments. Rushdie presents this novel as the autobiography of Saleem Sinai, writing from his current residence at a Bombay pickle factory under the critical eye of his frequently interruptive lover/fiance Padma. Saleem was born on the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the precise moment of India's independence from Great Britain and Pakistan's formation. He and one thousand other babies (the Midnight's Children) born in India throughout the hour each has some supernatural power. Like E.L. Doctorow's ''Ragtime,'' ''Midnight's Children'' blurs the line between historical fact and fiction, weaving fantastic events against a realistic backdrop of a land in turmoil. Saleem is an extraordinary character, not a hero in the traditional sense but a deformed symbol, a vessel for carrying and displaying the problems and hopes of the people of India.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Mini-Lessons on Asia

Author: by Mara Pinto Oess
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: hort classroom activities requiring one hour or less. A. 1) Two's company, three's a crowd 2) On your toes 3) In the Garden 4) Zoo's Who 5) An apple a day B. 1) Asian Languages Word Search 2) Shopping Mall 3) Post Office 4) Dining, Asian Style 5)Guest Speakers 6) Asking Questions About? For further details contact the Outreach Coordinator at: Outreach@uts.cc.utexas.edu, or by phone (512) 475-6038
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Mirabai

Format: Book
Description:

Comic Book


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

MIracle Man - Manmohan Desai

Author: Produced and Directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

Manmohan Desai's tragic death on March l, 1994 has deprived Indian cinema of the greatest creator of extravagant fantasties of undoubted wit, intelligence and pace. Desai had an instantly recognisable style, and each of his new films was regarded as a major event in popular cinema for mass audiences. 'Miracle Man', directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir, is a profile made in 1987 which provides an engaging insight into Manmohan Desai's life and career through extensive interviews, illustrative film excerpts, and on-location footage. Amitabh Bachchan who is featured in the programme comments on Desai's working style: ''It seems very illogical, it seems ridiculous, it never seems probable, and we never know, and I'm sure he himself has not known, whether he's actually going to pull it off. But somehow or the other he manages to get this whole thing together and gives it this immense credibility with so much finesse and so much conviction.''€ Desai's nervous energy, so present in his work, seeps through his descriptions of how he conceived his films. His vivacious personality and his passion for cinema reminds us of the important contribution he has left behind.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Mirrorwork.

Author: Salman Rushdie and Elizabeth West.
Format: Book
Description:

The map of the world, in the standard Mercator projection, is not kind to India, making it look substantially smaller than, say, Greenland. On the map of world literature, too, India has been undersized for too long. This anthology celebrates the writers who are ensuring that, fifty years after India's independence, that age of obscurity is coming to an end.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Mississippi Masala

Format: DVD

Mistress of Spices

Format: DVD

Mithila Folk Paintings

Format: Book
Description:

1 An exhibition pamphlet with illustrations and description from an exhibition held at the Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, 1978. Size: 8pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

Mithila Painters: Five Village Artists From Madhubani, India

Format: DVD
Description:

Focuses on five village painters: four women (including two Brahmans, a Kayastha, and a low-caste Dusadh) and one man (the son of a tantric priest), living in the Mithila-speaking region of northern Bihar and eastern Nepal. All five follow the main conventions of Mithila painting. Yet each one has favorite themes and stories (such as the story of the young wife whose adopted father was a cobra, or the story of a boy's murder in the village), and each one paints them in unique, individual styles and colors. Accounts of their lives, highlighted by samples of their paintings, illustrate how selling their paintings has affected the lives of villagers --especially women-- in Mithila. Time - 40 minutes


Modern Brides: Arranged Marriages in South India

Format: DVD

Modern Brides: Arranged Marriages in South India

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film describes the two middle-class marriages in Mysore, India in 1983 which diverge on the issue of whether they are ''arranged'' by the parents or whether they are ''love'' marriages where the parents are informed by the prospective bride and groom of their intentions. Conversations provide a feel for the ingredients of a ''good marriage'', and what constitutes suitability. Time: 30 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Modern World History Activity Sampler

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This is from the History Alive Teacher's Curriculum Institute. This sampler contains fun activities for the students. There six activities, one of which deals specifically with China. The acitivities include: Exploring Continuity and Change in China Through Art - students explore continuity and change in Chinese society over time by comparing and contrasting paintings from the dynastic and communist eras.

Mohenjodaro

Format: Slides
Description: Pakistan: Guide book, detailed script, slides and cassette included

Moksha

Format: Videocassette
Description: In many sections of Hindu society in India a woman's life changes drastically after her husband's death. Amongst the Bengalis, there has been a tradition of sending widows to places of religious pilgrimage, ostensibly to seek salvation. Moksha documents the lives of some of the widows of Vrindavan, and examines their life, which seems to encompass little but penury and prayer. Time: 83 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Monkey

Format: Book
Description:

Author: Wu Cheng-En[br /][br /]Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Monsoon

Format: Book
Description: A welcome glimpse into another culture and climate, this is the latest of Krishnaswami's children's books about India. In a parched Indian city, a girl and her family wait for the end-of-summer rains that will sweep away ''the scent of dust--gravelly, grainy, gritty dust--blowing on the winds and sprinkling through our clothes and hair.'' The girl's mother worries about floods, but the little narrator confesses another fear: ''What if they never come, those monsoon rains?'' The girl's spare narration gives the impression of serious oppression, while Akib's sun-baked art, hazy like a hot summer day, conveys the richness of a dry, dusty setting as well as the pleasant, active household; the busy streets featuring cattle-and-car traffic; the tea stalls; the Bollywood posters; and Hindi sculptures. The girl's heightened language nicely captures the intensity of both her longing for the rains and her relief when they finally arrive. An afterword provides details about the nature, geography, and dangers of monsoon rains, and a glossary defines the four Hindi words used in the story.
Grade level 1: Primary

Monsoon Wedding

Format: DVD
Description:

From award winning director Mira Nair, Monsoon wedding is a fun, heartwarming tribue to fmaily. A non-stop four day celebration as unpredictable as the monsoon season itself. Anything goes when love, lust, hope, and happiness take them by storm and bring them even closer. With this family, when it rains, it pours. Length - 1 hr. 55 mins


Grade level 1: Adult

More Tales from the panchatantra.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: 2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Moth Smoke: A Novel

Author: by Mohsin Hamid
Format: Book
Description:

Through a brilliant array of voices and perspectives, debut author Mohsin Hamid tells the story of one love-struck Daru Shezah who, when fired from his banking job, instantly removes himself from the ranks of Pakistan's cell-phone-toting elite and plunges into a life of drugs adn crime. But when a heist goes awry, Daru finds himself on trial for a murder he may or may not have committed. His uncertain fate mirrors that of Pakistan itself, animated by nuclear weapons and sapped by corruption.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Mother India

Author: Directed by Mehboob, Music by Naushad, Lyrics by Shakeel Badayuni
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar An epic drama of an Indian mother, the nucleus round which revolves the tradition and culture of the ages in this ancient land. In India, every woman is an integral part of a man. With marriage she merges her individuality into her husband's and both together form a single entity in society. One without the other is but half the story of an eternal harmony going beyond a single birth and through seven births as the Indian scriptures say. To this eternal Indian woman, the home is her temple, the husband her god, the children his blessings and the land her great mother. Time: 160 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Mother India's Children

Author: by Edward Rice
Format: Book
Description:

Narratives of Indian children, both urban and rural, working and in school, and of various religions. 1972. Size: 176 pgs.


Grade level 1: High

Mughal-e-azam

Format: DVD
Description: Account of Badshah Akbar and his son Saleem. Saleem falls in love with a girl that his parents do not approve of, and betrays his father for this girl.
Grade level 1: High

Multicultural Math by Claudia Zaslawsky, 1993

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Deals with Asian contributions to mathematics. Contains: problems and answers, grades 6-9
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Multicultural Mathematics: Interdisciplinary Cooperative-learning Activities

Format: Book
Description: You can present a fascinating variety of mathematical problems and activities from around the globe with this reproducible book.The activities emphasize numbers and patterns, especially with respect to representations, calculations, and geometric designs used by different people throughout the world. Each of the 58 activities includes: cultural, historical, or other background information an explanation of the mathematical concept problem-solving activities and examples that are ideal for cooperative learning ''Think About This'' section to encourage critical thinking and further exploration Size: 142 pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Multicultural Science and Math Connections: Middle School Projects and Activities

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Students explore and practice brilliant discoveries from other civilizations through the readings and activities in this book. Part I highlights contributions of 14 cultures that are underrepresented in traditional curricula. Part II features ten outstanding scientists and mathermaticians from various cultures and ethnic groups. Includes : -A hands-on science or math activiy to introduce the culture. -Background information presented through the experiences of young people who might have lived in that time and culture. -Critical-thinking questions based on the reading. Cooperative-learning opportunities, class activities, and science-fair projects. Size: 189 pages

Munni: Childhood in Mithala

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film follows a day in the life of an eleven-year old growing up in northeastern India. The film shows Munni going to school, fetching water in a bucket, swimming in the pond, and playing with her friends. Munni is also beginning to learn the skills involved with becoming a Mithila artist, as she helps her sister paint figures and ceremonial designs on the walls and courtyard floors.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Music For a Goddess

Format: DVD

Music For a Goddess

Format: DVD

Music from the Tea Lands

Format: CD-ROM
Description: A soothing, inspirational brew of exotic music steeped in the traditions of Asia's tea lands. (10 Songs)

Musical Instruments of Kacch and its Neighbors

Format: Videocassette
Description: A narrative discovery of a musical and cultural continuum posited along the India-Pakistan border. This video includes Mir, Langa, Chamar, Manganihar, Dholi, and African-Indian Sidi musicians playing musical instruments unique to the region, as well as others found throughout South Asia. Footed drums and coconut rattles of African origin are shown among Pakistani and Kacchi communities descended from East African slaves. Size: 60 Min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Musical Tradition in Banaras, A

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film provides an unusually human view of an Indian master musician transmitting a musical tradition to the younger members of his family. Panchu Maharaj, a classical drummer and musical instructor at Banaras Hindu University is shown conducting a late-night practice session in his village home, helping his sons and nephews master the musical technique. Time: 40 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Muslim Holidays

Format: Book
Description:

An elementary level text with color photographs. Contains: The Religion of Islam, About Muslim Holidays, Jumah, Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr, Eid al-Fitr, The Hajj, Eid al-Adha, Mawlid al-Nabi Hands-on: Make a Lantern Words to Know Size: 24 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

Muslim Women Through the Cebturies

Format: Book
Description:

Excerpts from the Qur'an and the Hadith, as well as poems, letters, and court documents help dispel Western preconceptions about women in Muslim societies. Size: 51 pages


Muslims

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: FRONTLINE examines Islam's worldwide resurgence through the stories of diverse Muslims struggling to define the role of Islam in their lives and societies. videotape of broadcast with online PBS pages included. Additional curriculum/activities developed by Jordan Phillips.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

My Book of Indian Festivals

Format: Book
Description:

By: Jamila Q. Varawala[br /][br /]An overview of the various religious and cultural festivals of India. Included illlustrations. Meant for children.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

My Lai: Moral , Legal, and Psychological Questions.

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Sections: the rules of war; what happened at My Lai; responsibility; the psychology of massacre; conclusion. Contains: activities, projects, questions, discussion topics.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

My Migrant Soul

Format: Videocassette
Description: If I live, I'll write the history of my travels in Malaysia...I'll write a poem about it,''€ said Shahjahan Babu, before leaving Bangladesh. A young man, full of hope, left for Malayasia in search of a better life, but Babu quickly found out that his status had been reduced to that of a slave, with long woking hours, subsistence wages and no way out. Babu recounted his plight as a migrant worker through audiotapes and letters sent home to his family that stand as a record of one man's hopes, disillusions and fears. My Migrant Soul is about dreams that crumble into despair. Size: 35 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

My Mother India

Format: Multimedia Instruction Kit
Description: A packet accompanying the video My Mother India with Director's notes and festival screenings.
Grade level 1: Adult

My Mother India

Format: Videocassette
Description: It is no wonder that Safina Uberoi made a film about her family: She has an Indian father who collects kitch calendars, an Australian mother who hangs her knickers out to dry in front of the horrified Indian neighbours, a grandfather who was a self-styled Guru and a fiercely man-hating grandmother. What begins as a quirky and humourous documentary about an eccentric, multicultural upbringing unfolds into a complex commentary on the social, political, and religious events of the anti-Sikh riots in 1984 which tore this family apart. This is a powerful tale of love and hate, exile and belonging, loss of identity and return to faith. Time - 52 minutes
Grade level 1: Adult

My Story: Autobiography of a Hindu Widow

Format: Book
Description: Parvati Athavale[br /][br /]Mrs. Parvati Athavale was born in 1870 in the village Darukh in Konkon South of Bombay. Girls were not allowed to be sent to schools and marriages used to take place at age of even five years although she was married at eleven and became widow at the age of twenty when she was mother of two living children. She explains how widows used to live during those days with shaved heads. When her elder sister was remarried, they were boycotted even by their barber and washerman. She joined the Widow’s Home found by Professor Karve, her brother- in-law at the age of twenty-six without any education. From there she went to America without money and learned English there by serving as a house maid for gaining her object. First time she addressed gathering of women in the Hotel Astoria, pleading the cause of India’s women. She had many thoughts on female education, on marriage customs and on the sufferings of Hindu Widows and she frankly made them known.
Grade level 1: High

Mystic Vision, Sacred Art: The Tadition of Thangka Painting

Author: by Raju Gurung and Anne Kaufman
Format: Videocassette
Description: This documentary provides an excellent introduction to the art of thangka, sacred Tibetan Buddhist painting in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Carefully filmed, it takes you through every step of the painting process of thangkas. It offers insight into the symbolic and religious meaning of thangkas and their importance for Tibetan refugees as well as Tamangs who have devoted their lives to preserving this sacred tradition. Thangkas are scrolled devotional paintings used in Tibetan Buddhist ritual practice. This video provides detailed descriptions of technique, from the stretching and preparation of the painting surface, to the grinding of the pigments, to the drawing of the image and realization in brilliant colors. Time: 28 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists

Author: by Ananda k. coomaraswamy and sister nivedita
Format: Book
Description:

Gathered together in this single volume are the most important stories of Indian mythology, taken mainly from the two epics - Mahabharata and Ramayana, with additional tales from the puranas and vedas and from assorted narratives of Krishna, Buddha, and Shiva. The stories range from the initial stages of mythology, when man viewed everything in the universe anthropomorphically, to the final stages when mythology had reached its maturity. Size: 400 pages


Grade level 1: High

Naata (English)

Format: DVD
Description:

Friends and activists, Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, work with neighborhood peace committees in Dharavi, Mumbai to promote conflict resolution through the collective production and use of visual media. Korde and Khan are both long-time residents of Dharavi and both first-generation migrants to the city. As Asia's largest slum, with a population of 800,000, Dharavi has often been represented as a breeding ground for filth, vice and poverty, full of immigrants whose right to live in the city is often questioned by vigilante citizens' groups and right-wing politicians. However, Dharavi's long history of immigration has created a creative, productive space which plays an important role in the economy of the city; it is one of the major hubs of the informal sector that produces commodities ranging from food products to leather goods catering to a large export market. When the deadly riots of 1992-93 tore the city and their community apart, Korde and Khan were moved to act, working to change both the negative perception of Dharavi and erase religious and ethnic divisions. Naata follows these remarkable men as they work on their film, Ekta Sandesh - their work paralleling that of Naata's own filmmakers, another filmmaking pair who are immigrants to their city of Bombay. Traveling with a projector and a screen, Korde and Khan show the film at their own expense in communities savaged by distrust and prejudice. The two pairs of filmmakers join forces in this documentary to spread their important message even further. Time - 45 minutes


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Naata (Hindi)

Format: DVD
Description:

Friends and activists, Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, work with neighborhood peace committees in Dharavi, Mumbai to promote conflict resolution through the collective production and use of visual media. Korde and Khan are both long-time residents of Dharavi and both first-generation migrants to the city. As Asia's largest slum, with a population of 800,000, Dharavi has often been represented as a breeding ground for filth, vice and poverty, full of immigrants whose right to live in the city is often questioned by vigilante citizens' groups and right-wing politicians. However, Dharavi's long history of immigration has created a creative, productive space which plays an important role in the economy of the city; it is one of the major hubs of the informal sector that produces commodities ranging from food products to leather goods catering to a large export market. When the deadly riots of 1992-93 tore the city and their community apart, Korde and Khan were moved to act, working to change both the negative perception of Dharavi and erase religious and ethnic divisions. Naata follows these remarkable men as they work on their film, Ekta Sandesh - their work paralleling that of Naata's own filmmakers, another filmmaking pair who are immigrants to their city of Bombay. Traveling with a projector and a screen, Korde and Khan show the film at their own expense in communities savaged by distrust and prejudice. The two pairs of filmmakers join forces in this documentary to spread their important message even further. Time - 45 minutes


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Nadia's Hands

Format: Book
Description:

A loving story of a Pakistani-American girl who comes to an understanding of the rich culture she has inherited. Nadia has been chosen to be the flower girl in an aunt's wedding. Her hands are decorated with henna for the occasion, but Nadia is worried about what her American friends will say at school.


Grade level 1: Primary

Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night

Format: DVD

Narmada: A valley Rises

Format: DVD

Narmada: A valley Rises

Format: DVD

National Geographic: Festival of India

Format: Journal
Description:

Contains the following articles: Festival of India, When the Moguls Ruled, Kabul, New Delhi: India's Mirror (NG, April, 1985)


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

National Geographic: India by Rail

Format: Journal
Description: From Pakistan, across India, to Bangladesh -- this article explores the rail system that is integral to social and economic systems of South Asia. (NG, June, 1984)
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

National Geographic: India's Rabari

Format: Journal
Description:

Article on the Rabari, a cultural group indigenous to Gujarat in India. Their day to day lifestyle is examined in great detail through the eyes of an anthropologist. (NG, Sept ,1993)


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

National Geographic: Reading Expeditions. Civilizations Past and Present. INDIA.

Author: Ann M. Rossi
Format: Other
Description:

set of 6. With each book in the Civilizations Past to Present Series readers travel back in time to compare everyday life in ancient civilizations with life today. Maps, dramatic photographs, and fine art tell the story of the culture and legacy of five great civilizations. Compare and Contrast India past and today, identify landforms, and discover India's contributions to the world. Size - 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle

National Geographic. World Cultures. West Asia. People and Place.

Format: Book
Description:

set of 6. In the Reading Expeditions World Cultures Series, readers will explore diverse and changing cultures around the globe. When reading these nonfiction books for grades 3-8, readers will examine topics such as traditions, ways of life, education, sports, population issues, economics, governments, art, and music. Meet a young Afghan girl who lives in a refugee camp, then explore West Asia's ancient civilizations today. See what it is like to live or travel in these lands of arid desert and monsoon rains.


Grade level 1: Middle

National Geographic. World Regions. West Asia. Geography and Environment.

Format: Book
Description:

set of 6. In the Reading Expeditions World Regions Series maps, photographs, graphics, and text come together to help students see connections between the world's physical regions and the people who live there. When reading these nonfiction books, students will learn about issues and challenges in changing environments, and they will see what people are doing to take care of land and wildlife. Explore the land of West Asia from the Arabian Peninsula to India, including its deserts, rivers, inland seas, and the Himalaya. See how the seasonal monsoon rains affect the people and environments of southern Asia.


Grade level 1: Middle

Nectar in a Sieve

Format: Book
Description: Rukmani, a peasant from a village in India, lives a life of constant struggle, yet she is a source of strength for many. At age twelve she marries a man she has never met and moves with him to his rented farmland. Over the years their marriage fills with love, mutual respect, and children: one daughter and many sons. A tannery built near their village forever alters Rukmani's life, for the tannery takes away farmland and silence, and while it provides jobs, they come with great costs. The changes in village life from an agricultural to an industrial community frighten Rukmani; her life becomes one of ''Hope and fear. Twin forces that tugged at us first in one direction and then in another...Fear, constant companion of the peasant. Hunger, ever present to jog his elbow should he relax. Despair, ready to engulf him should he falter.'' Nectar In A Sieve is a powerful, depressing, but ultimately hopeful novel of a life lived with love, faith, and inner strength. Size - 190 pages
Grade level 1: High

Nehru for Children

Author: by M. Chalapathi Rau
Format: Book
Description:

1 Introduction to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. 1967. Size: 112 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

Nepal

Format: DVD
Description:

Imagine emerald green land resting in the lap of the Himalayas, watching the sunrise from behind the world's highest peaks. Earlier travelers called it the mythical paradise of Shangri La, but to us earthly mortals it's Nepal. Land locked between India and Tibet, its dramatic location attracts travelers seeking adventure, spirituality and some of the best trekking in the world.


Nepal . . . in Pictures Visual Geography Series

Format: Book
Description:

Text and photographs introduce the geography, history, government, society and economy of Nepal. Grades 5-9, 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Nepal 1986

Format: Map
Description: Scale 1:1,000,000
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Nepal by National Council for Geographic Presentations

Format: Slides
Description: Nepalese geography Material: detailed script Slides: 20
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College
Publication details: 1984

Nepal. Geography of Nepal.

Format: Article
Description: copy from Geography of Nepal:Physical, Economic, Cultural and Regional written by NB Thapa and DP Thapa. Size - 15 pages
Grade level 1: High

Nepal. Landscape Patterns of Nepal.

Format: Article
Description: a map.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Nepal. Nepal: Land, People and Their Culture.

Format: Article
Description: collection of notes written by Kamal Adhikary. Size - 22 pages
Grade level 1: High

Nero’s Guests: The Age of Inequality

Format: DVD

Newstrack (India Today) 3/90

Format: Videocassette
Description: Indian airliner, Jagmohan, Assembly election, Tipu Sultan Time: 114 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Newstrack NBC

Format: Videocassette
Description: 5-91 Congress...BJP 6-91 The Assassination..Rajiv's Men..Back on the Election Trail..Epitaph 7-91. Rao elected..Election Kaleidoscope..Purnjab
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Newstrack NBC II and III

Format: Videocassette
Description: 8-91 Assassination Investigation..Manmohan Singh, S.B. Chavan..Kashmir..West Bengal Massacre..Pooja Bhatt 9-91 Madhav Rao Scindia.. Sivarasan.. Doraiswami..Kala-Azar..Jackie Shroff
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Newstrack NBC II and III

Format: Videocassette
Description: 8-91 Assassination Investigation..Manmohan Singh, S.B. Chavan..Kashmir..West Bengal Massacre..Pooja Bhatt 9-91 Madhav Rao Scindia.. Sivarasan.. Doraiswami..Kala-Azar..Jackie Shroff
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

no more tears sister

Format: DVD

None of the Above

Format: Videocassette
Description: A documentary about people of mixed racial heritage on the filmmaker's own search for identity and community. The director, Erika Surat Andersen, whose mother is (Asian) Indian and father is Danish American, explores what she used to call her ''own personal hangup''€ by finding others in the same ambiguous category. Through her journey into the multiracial world we are given an inside view of the emotional reality of what it's like to be racially unclassifiable in a society obsessed with race and racial categories. Length - 30 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Nuclear Tibet: Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Waste on the Tibetan Plateau

Format: Book
Description:

April 1993 ''€˜ ''Nuclear Tibet''€ identifies the problems surrounding China's nuclear presecne and legacy in Tibet, approaching the many rumors of nuclear abuse and neglect with an unbiased and idependent eye. It reveals much new information while laying other rumors to rest. And in its method, the report breaks through the Cold War iron curtain habit of writing and theorizing from afar. China and Tibet are not dealt with as theoretical places: the authors went to Tibet, and frame the problem beyond merely the comfortable nuclear crisis mode, integrating environmental,political, social and human rights dilemmas.' Size: 64 pp.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Nursery Tales Around the World

Author: by Judy Sierra
Format: Book
Description:

An international tales from the oral tradition, chosen specifically to delight young children ready for stories. Nursery tales are strong in rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, and simple enough in structure for young listeners to understand and enjoy. These qualities are found in traditional tales from every part of the world. Certain basic story lines, too, transcend national boundaries. In this book, eighteen tales-some familiar, some less so- from different countries and peoples are gouped by six major themes: Runaway Cookies, Incredible Appetites, The victory of the Smallest, Chain Tales, Slowpokes and Speedsters, and Fooling the Big Bad Wolf. The result is a rich and varied storytelling resource that also offers comparative insights into a number of cultures. Judy Sierra's readings are humorous, spirited, respectful of the stories' origins, and attuned to the needs of the young listeners. she offers advice for the storyteller as well as source notes and a bibliography. Images and motifs from the traditional artwork of each country appear in Stefano Vitale's splendid illustrations. Size: 114 pages


On Common Ground: World Religions in America 2nd Edition

Format: CD-ROM
Description: Columbia University Press A threefold approach provides insights into the history, beliefs, and current practices of fifteen religious traditions. New active Web Links give you direct access to an additional wealth of selected resources.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

On the Trail of Mark Twain - part 1

Format: Videocassette
Description: In 1897 Mark Twain published an account of his journey around the globe, Following the Equator. 100 years later, Peter Ustinov sets off in Twain's footsteps to discover what has changed and what has not since Twain's voyage. Raises questions of national, cultural, and ethnic belonging. (4 hour-long segments on 2 videos.) Video I: ''Isles of Paradise''€ (Pacific Islands, Fiji, Kiribati); ''Beautiful Death''€ (Hawai'i, Australia) Length: 120 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

On the Trail of Mark Twain - part 2

Format: Other
Description: In 1897 Mark Twain published an account of his journey around the globe, Following the Equator. 100 years later, Peter Ustinov sets off in Twain's footsteps to discover what has changed and what has not since Twain's voyage. Raises questions of national, cultural, and ethnic belonging. (4 hour-long segments on 2 videos.) Video II: ''A Riddle at Every Turn''€ (India); ''Such a Wonderful Thing''€ (Mauritius, South Africa) Length: 120 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

On The Zephyr's Wings. Muslim Devotional Melodies

Format: CD-ROM
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

One Grain of Rice

Format: Book
Description: The exquisitely detailed art, inspired by traditional India miniature paintings, combine wit the simple retelling to convey the heart and wisdom of this satisfying mathematical folktale. A clever village girl, Rani, in return for a good deed, asks the Raja for one grain of rice doubled every day for 30 days.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Orientations: A Discovery of Asia and the Pacific

Format: Journal
Description:

Table of Contents: Down the Mekong Nepal Kashmir Lovely and Mystical Navel of China The Tokugawa Shogunate Four Ming Masters Temple Paintings The Woodblock Prints of Clifton Karhu The Lotus


Publication details: Jun 1, 1972

Orientations: A Discovery of Asia and the Pacific

Format: Journal
Description: able of Contents: A Nation on the Road Reflections in a Japanese Bath Resplendent Rajasthan Vietnam: On the Brink of Peace The Dragon Culture History/ The Long March Culture/ The Burmese scroll Masterpieces of Bamboo Painting Portfolio: Masuo Ikeda, printmaker Thai Peppered Chicken

Orientations: A Discovery of Asia and the Pacific

Format: Journal
Description: Table of Contents: Obando Revisted No Reprieve in the Year of the Tiger Island for All Seasons Temple Art of Rajasthan The Tactile Appeal of Lacquer The Men Who Made Mitsui The Timeless Terno Portraits of Uneasiness Discoveries, Primeval Paradise, Book Review
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Origins of India's Hindu Civilization

Format: Videocassette
Description: Indo-Aryan invaders of India brought with them the pantheon of deities that evolved through the centuries into the complex Hindu religion which dominates the country. Time: 22 min
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Origins of India's Hindu Civilization

Format: Videocassette
Description: Indo-Aryan invaders of India brought with them the pantheon of deities that evolved through the centuries into the complex Hindu religion which dominates the country. Length: 22 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

Orissa Calcutta

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film is a short tourist guide. Architectural splendour and the bountiful wild life of the state of Orissa are highlighted in the film. Close-ups of sculpture found in the temples reveal a timeless beauty. A glimpse of some of the more marketable aspects of Indian culture. Time: 10 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Orissa Calcutta

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film is a short tourist guide. Architectural splendour and the bountiful wild life of the state of Orissa are highlighted in the film. Close-ups of sculpture found in the temples reveal a timeless beauty. A glimpse of some of the more marketable aspects of Indian culture. Time: 45 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Our Global Village: India

Format: Book
Description: Finding out about water usage in remote villages, comparing old and new sections of Indian cities, making saris and dhotis, creating a ''story cloth,'' and playing ''Scorpion's Sting'' help students learn about India's diverse peoples.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Author: Jane Farver and Radha Kumar
Format: Book
Description:

1 An exhibition catalogue from an exhibition held at The Queens Museum of Art from Dec. 1997 to Mar. 1998.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Out of the night: two films for peace & justice from the equal ahmad foundation

Format: DVD

Pakeezah

Author: Produced and Directed by Kamal Amrohi, Music by Ghulam Mohammed and Naushad
Format: DVD
Description: Hindi with English subtitles Starring: Ashok Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, Veena, Sapru Nadira, Kamal Kapoor, Vijayalakshmi
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Pakistan

Format: DVD
Description:

Pakistan contains some of Asia's most dynamic landscapes. A kaleidoscope of cultures and ancient civilizations it was one of the earliest sites of human settlement. Traveler Neil Gibson begins his journey in the manic metropolis of Karachi where he gets outfitted in the local dress. By train he then travels north to mystical Multan and onto Lahore. After visiting the legendary Khyber Pass he takes a flight north ending his trip trekking in the Hunza Valley. Time - 50 mins.


Pakistan . . . in Pictures Visual Geography Series

Format: Book
Description:

Text and photographs introduce the geography, history, government, society and economy of Pakistan. Grades 5-9, 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Pakistan 1981

Format: Map
Description: Shows Political Divisions Scale 1cm=30 Km
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Pakistan in a Nutshell

Format: Book
Description:

While Mahatma Ghandi was orchestrating India's independence from Britain, Pakistan's founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was negotiating a separate settlement to accommodate India's Muslim population in the eastern and western corners of the subcontinent. From his efforts the new Islamic nation of P.A.K.I.S.T.A.N (Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Iran, Sindh, Tukharistan, Afghanistan, BalochistaN) emerged in 1947. This 64-page booklet outlines Pakistan's history from the Aryan invasion in 1700 BC (introducing the Vedic religion and Sanskrit language) to Musharraf's ban on extremist Muslim groups in 2002 (also referenced in a two-page timeline of historical events). Other chapters include: political biographies; the separation of Bangladesh; background information about the Kashmir crisis; foreign relations; religion; nuclear weapons; political parties and Muslim extremism.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Pakistan: A Portrait

Format: Book
Description:

a booklet put together by the Pakistani students association at the University of Texas in 1986. It contains background material on Pakistan.


Grade level 1: Middle

Pakistan: Between the Chitralis and Pathans

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program look's at Pakistans's complex relations with Iran, India and the United States and the contributions of its multicultural population. The influences of Punjabi and Pathan, Sindhi and Baluchi, and Ismaili and Buddhist are all captured, set against the background of life in both cities and in rural communities. The region's heritage as the seat of the Indus Valley civilization is also explored. Size: 51 minutes
Grade level 1: College

Pakistan: The Culture

Format: Book
Description:

Modern festivals, ancient processions, food and games of Pakistan. Size: 32 pages


Grade level 1: Primary

Pakistan: The Land

Format: Book
Description:

Geography, agriculture, history and industry of Pakistan. Size: 32 pages


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Pakistan: The People

Format: Book
Description:

Unique customs, customs we share, problems faced by minority groups and women in Pakistan. Size: 32 pages


Pakistan. Many Cultures One World.

Format: Book
Description:

Take a journey around the world. Inviting text and colorful images will help readers learn about the fascinating legends, fun crafts, popular games, unique foods, and pets of each country. Supports NCSS standards under ''The History of Peoples of Many Cultures around the World'', ''People, Places and Environments'', and ''Global Connections''.


Grade level 1: Primary

Panchatantra: Crows and Owls.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Panchatantra: How the Jackal at the Elephant.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description:

2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Panchatantra: The Brahmin and the Goat.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: 2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Panchatantra: the Dullard.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: 2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Panchatantra: The Jackal and the war drum.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description:

2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Parchhain

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram, Music by C. Ramchandra
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 150 minutes; BandW


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Pardes

Author: Directed by Subhash Ghai, Music by Nadeem Shravan, Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath and Introducing Mahima Choudhry Kishorilal, a billionaire, had left India with only ten dollars in his pocket to make money in America. Experiencing great success in the business world, he raises a family in the West and holds to his Indian roots and values. In an attempt to raise his son by these standards in the West brings drama in this story. When the time comes to find a bride for his son, Kishorilal must find a way to bring an Indian girl to the West. Time: 180 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Passage to India

Author: E. M. Forster
Format: Book
Description:

Arguably Forster's greatest novel, A Passage to India limns a troubling portrait of colonialism at its worst, and is remarkable for the complexity of its characters. Here the personal becomes the political and in the breach between Aziz and his English ''friends,'' Forster foreshadows the eventual end of the Raj. Size - 362 pages


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 10 ''€“ Ram Rajya: In Search of Democracy

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 10: At a glance, India would not appear to be a fertile soil for democracy. Social rigidities and castes hierarchies appear to be totally at odds with Indian democracy. Furthermore, democratic institutions have been under severe abuse in recent years. Yet, against all odds, India remains a vibrant, if wounded democracy. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 3 ''€“ Puja: Darsana Dena, Darsana Lena

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 3: Hinduism is a bewildering mosaic of mythologies, rituals and gods. This program looks at Hinduism as Worship in the daily lives of Indians. Several of the best-known Hindu myths are retold by Indian actors and the program also features recordings of religious festivals to the gods Siva, Vishnu and Parvati. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 4 ''€“ Biryani and Plum Pudding

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 4: India is the ''Black Hole''€ of civilizations, with a unique ability to absorb, incorporate and synthesize other cultures into something new and typically Indian. This program focuses on the Muslim and British impacts on India and the manner in which they in turn have been Indianised. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 5 ''€“ Vedas, Ragas, and Storytellers

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 5: In a country where only 35% of the population is literate, oral cultures are enormously important even today, although modern education, politics and mass media are rapidly modifying the face-to-face nature of ancient styles of performance and perception. The program looks at the oral tradition in classical, folk and popular culture and how these traditions are handed down through the generations. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 6 ''€“ In Search of Filmwallahs

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 6: The Indian cinema is the largest in the world with over 800 new films every year and over eleven million film goers every day. The program explores this dominant cultural form in India today. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 7 ''€“ Praneshacharya's Dilemma

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 7: Indians operate withine circles of dependence and interdependence of family, caste, language and religions, justifying behavior through Right Action of ''Dharma.''€ The modernization of sections of Indian society, therefore, creates new tensions and contradictions between individual and community roles and identities. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 8 ''€“ Sita Speak

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 8: In Hindu mythology, women are usually all-powerful, creative and endowed with ''shakti''€ or all-pervading energy. In practice, Indian women have often been submissive. Today, the situation is full of tensions and contradictions as new legislation and women's self-assertions clash with centuries of tradition and immobilism. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passage to India: Program 9 ''€“ Swadeshi: The Quest for Self-Reliance

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 9: India has pursued a conscious and continuous policy of economic self-reliance and political non-alignment since Independence. The results have allowed India to remain independent buy at considerable economic and political cost. The program examines the potential consequences of this recent liberalization. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Passages to India

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Please specify which section(s) you would like This curriculum unit is a radio series and lesson plans/activities in one. Programs include: 1) A Kaleidoscope of Cultures language, race, ethnicity, religion, geography, and climate; 2) The Presence of the Past: Indian notions of time with excerpts from the Upanishads, Gita, and from Mahatma Gandhi; 3) Puja: Darsan Dena, Darsan Lena: myths, rituals and gods; 4) Biryani and Plum Pudding Muslim and British impact on India; 5) Ragas, Vedas, and Storytellers the oral tradition; 6) In Search of Filmwallahs the film industry in India; 7) Praneshacharya's Dilemma tensions between individual and community roles and identity; 8) Sita, Speak! the role of women; 9) Swadeshi: The Quest for Self-Reliance political independence and economic self-reliance; 10) Ram Rajya: In Search of Democracy democracy in India High school- College student


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Passages to India: Program 1 - A Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 1: Language, race, religion, geography and climate ''€“ India is so diverse that by rights it shouldn't really be a country at all: and yet it is this very diversity that contains within it the secret that binds Indians together. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Passages to India: Program 2 ''€“ The Presence of the Past

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Passage to India is an audio series which presents India on its own terms and in its own words in a series of 10 one-hour radio documentaries. Program 2: Life in India is dominated and shaped by its Past. The program uses the example of the political career of Mahatma Gandhi to show how Gandhi consciously blended Past and Present for deliberate political ends. Size: 60 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Pather Panchali Part 1 of the Apu Trilogy

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: DVD
Description:

1952-1955 in black and white Bengali w/ English subtitles The first Indian film to ever become a hit in the West, it is a moving story of a rural family cursed with bad luck. Father Hari is a dreamer and poet, while his hard-working wife struggles to feed the family. But Durga, a free-spirited and petty theif, brings tragedy to the family in a moment's carelessness. Time: 113 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Peepli

Author: Anusha Rizvi
Format: DVD
Description:


People Power...The U.S. and Philippines: In our Image

Format: Videocassette
Description: People Power documents Cory Aquino's rise to power and her goal of restoring democracy to the islands despite political and military defiance. Aquino succeeded U.S. sponsored Ferdinand Marcos, whose rule of martial law and military repression had served to undermine the tenets of democracy upheld by Aquino's late husband (killed by Marcos supporters)upheld. Time: 58 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Performance: Ghulam Farid Nizami & Shiv Naimpally

Author: Ghulam Farid Nizami & Shiv Naimpally
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: K-12
Grade level 2: College

Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata - part 1

Format: DVD

Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata - part 1

Format: DVD

Peter Brook’s: The Mahabharata

Format: DVD

Photopack: Buddhism

Format: Other
Description:

A photopack of pictures providing stimulating images to resource a range of topics and themes in the classroom-as well as giving invaluable background information, ideas for teaching strategies and extension activities. Photopack contains: -10 full-colour visuals -2 pages of miniatures-invaluabel for individual or group work -A large colour poster for display in the classroom, to make the topic come alive -A 16-page teacher resource book for use with the photos. This book includes background information, interesting activities and practical extension ideas, plus photocopiable sheets.


Photopack: Hinduism

Format: Other
Description:

photopack of pictures providing stimulating images to resource a range of topics and themes in the classroom-as well as giving invaluable background information, ideas for teaching strategies and extension activities. Photopack contains: -10 full-colour visuals -2 pages of miniatures-invaluabel for individual or group work -A large colour poster for display in the classroom, to make the topic come alive -A 16-page teacher resource book for use with the photos. This book includes background information, interesting activities and practical extension ideas, plus photocopiable sheets.


Photopack: Sikhism

Format: Other
Description:

A photopack of pictures providing stimulating images to resource a range of topics and themes in the classroom-as well as giving invaluable background information, ideas for teaching strategies and extension activities. Photopack contains: -10 full-colour visuals -2 pages of miniatures-invaluabel for individual or group work -A large colour poster for display in the classroom, to make the topic come alive -A 16-page teacher resource book for use with the photos. This book includes background information, interesting activities and practical extension ideas, plus photocopiable sheets.


Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature.

Author: Amit Chauduri
Format: Book
Description:

From the 19th century to the present this is an extraordinarily revealing book of Indian writing. In the last few years the press has been obessed with the idea of a 'boom' in Indian literature, that a) the only literature coming out of India worth reading is in English and b) this literature has only really appeared since the publication of Midnight's Children. Amit Chaudhuri's anthology will change all this. Chaudhuri reveals a world that has been sadly out of reach to most of the world. He has some of the best writers of the late nineteenth and twentieth century - with early writers such as Bankim Chaterjee who was writing in English in 1870, and Nirad Chaudhuri author of Autobiography of an Unknown Indian. There is also Nirmal Verma - one of India's most popular Hindi novelists here translated into English, as well as Rushdie and Vikram Seth. The book contains works of both fiction and non-fiction in every style. Amit Chaudhuri's introductions to each piece, provide invaluable information on both the writers and their work from the Indian Mutiny in 1857 to the vastly popular writers of the present.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh

Format: DVD

Pilgrimage to Pittsburgh

Format: Videocassette
Description: A visit to the tenth anniversary celebration at the Lord Venkateshvara temple near Pittsburgh, PA, shows how the temple serves as a religious and cultural center for a community of Indians living in the U.S. Time: 25 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Pinjar

Format: DVD

Pinjra

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 147 minutes; BandW


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Poetry and essays

Format: Article
Description: Look within your Heart by Kabir, Where the Lord dwells by Tulsidas, Both Hindu and Muslim are in Error by Dadu, The One Lord made them all by Guru Gobind Singh, A New Shrine by Iqbal, Awake! by Sarojini Naidu, Akbar's Concept of Communal Harmony by Abul Fazl, Religious Tolerance Inscriptions of Ashoka, The Ideal of Universal Religion by Swami Vivekananda, Ashoka and Akbar by Arnold Toynbee
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Poetry Lesson Plans

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Lesson Plan Using Source Material from India; Hindu and Islamic Poetry: A Comparative Study; Lesson Plan for Team Teaching the Poems of Ravidas; Assignment: Ravidas; Lesson Plan on the Poems of Mirabai ; Lovers of God: Examples of poetry for devotion and adoration in the Western Christian tradition
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Political Map of India

Format: Map
Description: Includes capitals, state and international boundaries, rail routes, roads, and national highway numbers.
Grade level 1: Adult

Political Map of India - Newer Edition

Format: Map
Description: includes capitals, state and international boundaries, rail routes, roads, and national highway numbers.
Grade level 1: Adult

Political Paraphernalia

Format: Article
Description: Contains: posters, etc.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Portrait of a Director: Satyajit Ray by Marie Seton

Author: Marie Seton
Format: Book
Description:

Ray is one of the only Indian film directors to have gained worldwide recognition. He is regarded as one of the grat neo-relaist directors. Includes the sections: The Rays, The Films, The Director at Work See video sections to borrow his films


Grade level 1: High
Publication details: 1971

Postcolonialism

Author: Robert J. C. Young
Format: Book

Profiles: Five Film-makers from India

Author: Shampa Banerjee
Format: Book
Description:

(V. Shantaram, Raj Kapoor, Mrinal Sen, Guru Dutt, Ritwik Ghatak)


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Projected US and USSR Roles in South Asia

Author: By Robert Hardgrave
Format: Article
Description: from Toward a New World Order: Adjusting India-US Relations. UC Berkeley. 1992

Pu. Ti. Narasimhachar

Author: Directed by Chandrashekhara Kambar
Format: Videocassette
Description: On the life and works of P.T. Narasimhachar
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotions

Format: Article
Description: Contains: vocabulary list, questions, activities, readings
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion

Format: DVD
Description:

This video introduces viewers to one of the basic elements of Hinduism. In puja, Hindus honor gods and goddesses through ritual focused on objects. Viewers will hear American Hindus discussing puja and what it means to them and will watch as devotees worship deities and offer food, water, and flowers, seeking to make a spiritual connection with the gods. Time: 29 min.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Purab Aur Pachhim

Author: Produced, written and directed by Manoj Kumar, Music by Kalyanji Anadji
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Vinod Khanna, Pran, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri and Rajendra Nath Bharat, an ideal young man who is in love with his country in the only child of a freedom fighter who was betrayed by Harnam before escaping to London. During this time, Bharat studies in London and is shocked to meet Indians who are ashamed of their heritage. Bharat presents his national pride in his quote: ''You need India and India needs you. Be proud of India and let India be proud of you.''€ Time: 175 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Immortal Capital: The Many Cities of Delhi

Format: DVD
Description:

Part 1 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.


Grade level 1: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Konarak: Chariot of the Sun

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part 4 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Rome of the Tropics: Goa

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part 8 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Sanchi: Monument of the People

Format: DVD
Description:

Part 2 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Vijayanagara: Where Kings and Gods Meet

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part 5 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Purva Uttara Past Forward Visions of Paradise: The Taj Mahal

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part 7 of an 8 part Heritage Film Series. Time: 20 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Pyaasa

Author: Produced and Directed by Guru Dutt, Music by S.D. Burman
Format: DVD
Description: Time: 130 minutes- BandW
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Author: Directed by Mansoor Khan, Music by Anand Milind, Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla, Dilip Tahil, Goga Kapoor An incident in a small village near Delhi becomes the root of an enmity so bitter and unforgiving between the families of Thakur Dhanraj Singh and Thakur Randhir Singh, that it was to continue its projection of shockwaves of hatred and bloodshed into the next generation of both families. Dhanraj's son and Ranhir's daughter fall in love amidst the tension and under the pressure of each of their families' hatred for one another. Time: 155 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Quartet

Author: by Rabindranath Tagore
Format: Book
Description:

A story about two friends who become disciples of Swami Lilanda, but one is torn by a love for a widowed woman. Written by Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore it is a philosophical examination as well as a love story set in the nineteenth century. Size: 78 pgs.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

Raajneeti

Author: Prakash Jha
Format: DVD
Country of origin: India
Description:

Belonging to a prominent Uttar Pradesh-family of ruthless politicians, Samar Pratap is about to return to his Irish-American girlfriend, Sarah, in the U.S. and obtain a PhD, but cancels his trip when his father, Chandra, is shot dead. He decides to stay put and avenge this slaying but ends up dealing with aspiring politician, Indu Sakseria, who wants to wed him; his brother, Prithviraj, who has been granted control of the Rashtrawadi Party but is facing imprisonment on charges of Assaulting a Police Officer and Sexual Molestation; his cousin, Veerendra, who wants control of the party; and his astute maternal uncle, Brij Gopal - who secretly controls the entire family. Before he could even handle these situations, Sarah arrives in India and will soon accuse him of being a manipulative and conniving politician.


Rabindranath Tagore

Format: Book
Description:

Comic magazine 


Grade level 1: Primary

Rabindranath Tagore (1986)

Format: DVD

Rabindranath Tagore.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: copies in this classroom set. Description From ACK:Rabindranath Tagore played a significant role in bringing about a new awakening in India in the latter half of the nineteenth century. His life and creative work provided the then Indian society with a purpose, direction and a programme. The impact of his personality transcended his native Bengal and came to be felt not only in other parts of India but also abroad. Tagore was a genius with a many-sided personality. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, musician, short-story writer, teacher, painter, educationist, philosopher and humanist. Shri Khanolkar, his biographer, describes his life as 'a long dream of colour and music, of beauty and heavenly genius, such as this world has never known before'. Perhaps no other contemporary Indian had such diverse interests as Tagore had. He was a seeker. He wanted to understand himself; and that he could only do by expressing himself. As the experiences and emotions differed, the media also varied. That is how we have Tagore the poet, Tagore the composer, Tagore the painter and so on. Although a staunch nationalist, Tagore was a champion of internationalism, touring various countries and pleading for 'one world'. He has the unique distinction of being the only poet to have two of his songs - Jana Gana Mana and Amar Sonar Bangla - adopted as the national anthem of two countries, India and Bangladesh respectively. Shanti-Niketan stands to this day as a living monument to the Gurudev. He composed over 4,000 songs. His compositions have come to be known as Rabindra Sangeet.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Rajnigandha

Author: Directed by Mansoor Khan, Music by Anand Milind, Lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Amol Palekar, Vidya Sinha Digital Audio in Hindi- WITHOUT English subtitles.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Ram Ke Naam

Format: DVD

Ram Rajya: Search for Democracy

Format: Article
Description: Contains: vocabulary list, questions, activities, readings
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Format: Videocassette
Description: Ganga, an innocent girl living in Gangotri is as pure as the river at its source. She falls in love with Naresh, a big city boy, who has come to admire the splendor of the mountains. Soon Naresh returns to Calcutta, where his villainous father wants him to marry some other girl. Meanwhile, Ganga has a son by Naresh. The brave girl decides to take her infant to Calcutta in search of Naresh. But it is not just a trainride for Ganga. En route, the naive girl is molested, tortured, and made a prostitute. Finally, however, she traces her beloved and true love prevails.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Rama

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book

Rama and the Demon King

Author: Jessica Souhami
Format: Book
Description:

This is a story of the brave and good prince Rama and his battle against Ravana, the evil ten-headed ing of alll the demons. Jessica Souhami retells this ancient Hindu tale with bold illustrations adapted from her own shadow puppets, based on Indian paintings.


Grade level 1: primary

Rama: a Legend

Author: Jamake Highwater
Format: Book
Description:

This story takes its inspiration from the RAMAYANA, one of the central epics of India and Southeast Asia. Weaving together images of jungles, temples, demons, heroes, talking animals, and dancing gods, Rama is an unforgettable allegory of how the destructive power of greed must be overcome by respect for the sacredness of nature. Size: 226 pp.


Grade level 1: high

Ramayan

Format: Book
Description:

2005, Seasons Publishing[br /][br /]14, CIT Colony, I Cross Street Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004 [br /][br /]A comic book version of the Ramayana for children.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Ramayan -Disc 10

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 44- Sita in Ashok Vatika and ravan's offer. Hanuman sings ''€˜Ram-Katha' from a tree -top. Hanuman appears in front of Sita. Episode 45 - Hanuman ravages Ashok Vatika. Fight with jambumali. hanuman kills Akshoykumar. Indrajit binds hanuman with ''€˜Brahmastra' Episode 46 - Hanuman, in bondage, dragged to Ravan's court. As his punishment, Ravan orders to set fire to his tail. Hanuman burns Lanka. Episode 47 - Hanuman returns after meeting Sita. Hanuman conveys Sita's message to Shri Ram. Episode 48 - shri ram counsels with sugrivand others about the march. The march.-The army reaches the sea-shore. The problem - How to cross the sea.

Ramayan -Disc 11

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 49 - Ravan calls a council. Bibhishan advises ravan to return Sita to Shri ram. Ravan kicks him out. Bibhishan reveals his feelings to his mother and returns to plead with Ravan. Insulted, once more, he leaves. Episode 50 - Bibhishan seeks refuge at Shri Ram's feet. Shri Ram gives him protection. Episode 51 - Shri Ram and his followers deliberate on how to cross the sea. Shri Ram sits to worship Varun. Three days pass, Shri Ram is furious with the Sea-God. Episode 52 - Varun appears, suggests the construction of a bridge. Shri ram worships Lord Shiva prior to construction of the bridge. Nal and Neel construct the bridge with the help of others. Episode 53 - Shri Ram crosses the bridge along with the Vanar Sena. Sita is grief-stricken.

Ramayan -Disc 12

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 54 - Queen Mandodari begs Ravan to surrender. Ravan sends his spies to Shri ram's camp. The spies are caugh but Shri Ram forgives them. Episode 55 - Shri Ram surveys Lanka. Sugriv, excited on seeing Ravan, takes a leap. Sugriv and Ravan wrestle. Shri Ram and Ravan arrange their armies. Episode 56 - Shri Ram send Angad to Ravan's court. Angad arrives at Ravan's court. Episode 57 - Dialogue between Angad and Ravan. Angad's challenge. Malyavan and Mayadanav try to convince Ravan to restore Sita. Ravan's mother tries to make him see reason. Episode 58 - Mandodari begs Ravan o surrender. Ravan is too proud to listen. Shri Ram and Lakshman praise Angad.

Ramayan -Disc 13

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 59 - The first day's warfare. Many warriors of Lanka fall at the battlefield. Episode 60 - Ravan goes to the battlefield with his army. Shri Ram completely disarms him. Unarmed, Ravan returns to his palace on foot. Episode 61- An attempt is made to awaken Kumbhakarna. Kumbhakarna awakes and meets Ravan. Episode 62 - Kumbhakarna in the battlefield. Bibhishan fails to convince Kumbhakarna. Shri ram kills Kumbhakarna. Episode 63 - Ravan grieves over Kumbhakarna's death. Atikaya, Narantak, Devantak console him and go to the battlefield. Atikaya challeges Lakshman. Death of Narantak and Devantak.

Ramayan -Disc 14

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 64 - Atikaya ravan's son fails in the battlefield. Dhanyamalini Atikaya's mother, laments. Indrajit goes to the battlefield. Episode 65 - The story of the Indrajit's past valour. Indrajit's terrible fight. He binds Shri Ram and Lakshman with serpent darts. Episode 66 - Sita is filled with grief as she hears of the serpent darts. Hanuman brings Garuda. Shri Ram and Lakshman are released from the serpents by Garuda. Episode 67 - A fierce battle is fought by Indrajit. Lakshman who is hit with shakti ban, falls unnconscious. Episode 68 - Hanuman brings Sushen Vaidya from Lanka to save Lakshman. hanuman leaves to bring the sanjeevani herb. Ravan sends Kalnemi, a master of sorcery.

Ramayan -Disc 15

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 69 - Hanuman kills Kalnemi and rushes ahead on his errand. Unable to recognise the herb, he carries the peak of Dronagiri. Hit by Bharat's arrow, he falls down in Ayodhya. Lakshman gets a new lease of life with Sanjeevani. Episode 70 - Indrajit begins his yajna in the temple of Nikumbhila to become invincible. A fierce battle by Lakshman interrupts the yajna. Episode 71 - Indrajit takes leave of his parents and his wife. A fierce battle with Lakshman. Indrajit is killed by Lakshman's arrow. Ravan is shocked as the news reaches him. Episode 72 - Ravan gets ready to go to the battlefield. Rishi Agastya gives ''€˜Adiya Mantra' to Shri Ram. Ravan addresses his army for the last time. Episode 73 - Battle between Shri Ram and Ravan. Ravan unconscious; charioteer drives away. Ravan regains consciousness, returns to battlefield.

Ramayan -Disc 16

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 74 - Last night of battle. Mandodari pleads to Ravan to surrender. Ravan's emotional outburst in front of Mahakaal. Indra sends his chariot for Shri Ram. Episode 75 - Fierce, decisive battle ensues, Shri Ram kills Ravan with Brahmastra. Bibhishan, Mandodari mourn his death. Episode 76 - Last rites of Ravan. Coronation of Bibhishan. Sita is brought to back to shri Ram's camp. Sita's ''agni-pariksha''€ Episode 77 - Gods congratulate Shri Ram. Dashrath appears and blesses Shri Ram. Shri Ram, others leave on Pushpak Viman. Stop over at Rishi Bhardwaj's Ashram. Meeting with Nishadraj. Ayodhya rejoices. Episode 78 - Shri Ram reaches Nandigram. Meeting with Guru Vashisth mothers and the people. Bharat milap. Shri Ram visits Kaikayee. Coronation of Shri Ram.

Ramayan -Disc 2

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD

Ramayan -Disc 3

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description:

Hindi w/ English Subtitles Episode 9 - Janak's message to King Dasrath, Marriage procession welcomed in Janakpuri, The four brothers are married to the daughter of Janak and his brother Episode 10 - The event of the marriage of Shri Ram with Sita Episode 11 - Janak's parternal affection for Sita, Sita's departure from Mithila, the four daughters-in-law welcomed in Ayodhya Episode 12 - Departure of Guru Vishwamitra from Ayodhya, King Dasrath decides to appoint Shri Ram as his heir, Proclamation of this decision in town, Manthara's oppostion to the proclamation. Episode 13 - Celebrations mark the proclamation of Shri Ram as heir to the throne, Manthara provokes Kaikayee, Kaikayee gets into a rage. Time: 150 min.


Ramayan -Disc 4

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description:

Hindi w/ English Subtitles Episode 14 - King Dasrath also gets into an angry state of mind, Bharat is hailed as future king and Shri Ram is sent to the forest in exile. Episode 15 - Kaikayee's action is condemned by everyone, Shri Ram bids Kaushalya farewell before leaving for the forest, Sita and Lakshman also resolve to go to the forest Episode 16 - Journey to the forest, King Dasrath gets perturbed and denounces Kaikayee as his wife, The grief-stricken people accompany Shri Ram's Chariot, Shri Ram leaves while the people are asleep Episode 17 - Shri Ram welcomed by Nishadraj, Shri Ram and Lakshman don the sages' robes, a boat is arranged for crossing the Ganga Episode 18 - After fulfilling the condition of the Khebat, they cross the Ganga, they arrive at Rishi Bhardwaj's ashram, They take leave Nishadraj and proceed to Chitrakoot. Time: 150 min.


Ramayan -Disc 5

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description:

Hindi w/ English Subtitles Hindi w/ English Subtitles Episode 19 - Shri Ram and Lakshman in Valmiki's ashram, they build their hut in Chitrakoot, Their stay in Chitrakoot Episode 20 - Sumant returns to Ayodhya alone, King Dashrath mourns the separation with his son, He remembers Shravan Kumar's father's curse, King Dasrath breathes his last Episode 21 - In Nanihal, Bharat's premonition saddens him, Bharat and Shatrughan return to Ayodhya, On hearing about the sudden demise of their father, they are deeply shocked, Bharat develops deep hatred towards his mother Kaikayee and disowns her Episode 22 - Bharat performs King Dashrath's last rites, Bharat rejects his coronation, Bharat decides to crown Shri Ram in the forest and return with him. Episode 23 - Bharat and Shatrughan are accompanied by the gurus, the queens and the people to the forest, they reach the outskirts of the terriotry of Nishadaraj, After meeting Muni Bhardwaj, they proceed towards Chitrakoot. Time: 150 min.


Ramayan -Disc 6

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Hindi w/ English Subtitles Episode 24 - Lakshman gets angry on receiving the news of Bharat's arrival in the forest, the reunion of Shri Ram and Bharat, On hearing the sad news, Shri Ram mourns the death of his father, A meeting is held to persuade Shri Ram to return to Ayohdhya Episode 25 - In Chitrakoot, King Janak conducts a meeting to plead with Shri Ram to return to Ayodhya, Bharat returns to Ayodhya with Shri Ram's ''€˜Pakuka' Episode 26 - Bharat also dons the sages' robes and rules Ayodhya as Shri Ram's representative, In Nadigram, Shri Ram's ''€˜Paduka'' is installed on the throne of Ayodhya Episode 27 - Sita meets Atri nd mother Anusuiya, Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita arrive at Sage Sharbhang's ashram, Sage Sharbhang attains ''€˜Moksha' (union with God) after seeing Shri Ram Episode 28 - In Dandakaranya, seeing the bones of the sages, Shri Ram takes a vow to destroy the demons, Shri Ram meets Sage Sutikshna, Shri Ram meets Maharshi Agastya and receives divine weapons from him. Time: 150 min.

Ramayan -Disc 9

Author: Directed by Ramanand Sagar
Format: DVD
Description: Episode 39 - Tara's grief. Shri Ram consoles her. The funeral of Bali. Episode 40 - Coronation of sugriv. Monsoon-Shri Ram spends his weary days in a cave. Sugriv spends his days in enjoyment. Episode 41- Shri Ram sends Lakshman to remind Sugvir of his promise. The fury of Lakshman as he enters the city. Sugriv apologises. The search for Sita begins. Episode 42 - Hanuman, Angad and others go south. Swamprabha transports them to the sea coast. Meeting with Sampati. Episode 43- Jambavant reminds Hanuman of his strength. Hanuman's form begins to swell. Encounters with Sursa and Singhika while crossing the sea. Search for Sita in Lanka.

Ramlila

Format: DVD

Ravana Humbled

Author: Amar chitra Katha
Format: Book

Recasting women: essays in indian colonial history

Format: Book
Description: Kumkum Sangari Sudesh Vaid[br /][br /]The political and social life of India in the last decade has given rise to a variety of questions concerning the nature and resilience of patriarchal systems in a transitional and post-colonial society. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume recognize that every aspect of reality is gendered, and that such a recognition involves a dismantling of the ideological presupposition of the so called gender neutral ideologies, as well as the boundaries of individual disciplines.
Grade level 1: High

Recent Trends in Indian Architecture and Urbanism and the Neo-Liberal Urban Development Paradigm and Civil Society Responses in Karachi

Author: Krishna Menon and Arif Hasan
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Krishna Menon and Arif Hasan Recent Trends in Indian Architecture and Urbanism and the Neo-Liberal Urban Development Paradigm and Civil Society Responses in Karachi. April 17, 2008 Karachi


Grade level 1: College

Reflections on Swadeshi

Format: Article
Description: information only
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Religion in Asia

Format: Slides
Description: Includes eleven sets of slides: Confucianism and Taoism, Pt.2 (58), Hinduism, Pt.1 (61), Hinduism, Pt.2 (25), Buddhism, Pt. 2 (5), Chinese (25), Korean (25), Japanese I (25), Japanese II (25), Indian I (25), Indian II (25), and Japanese (25).
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Religions of the World, Our World Faiths

Format: DVD

Religions of the World: Buddhism

Format: Videocassette
Description: Includes teachers guide. Discover the history behind the philosophy that has led millions of followers on a quest for spiritual enlightenment. Throught the epic story of Siddhartha Gotama, learn why Buddhists believe the key to ''Nirvana'' lies within themselves, accessible through the thoughtful meditation and prayer. From its origin in central Asia, see how different Asian cultures have adapted the teachings of Buddha over time- from the Mahayana Buddhists of China and Korea to the Dalai Lama and the Buddhists of Tibet. Size: 50 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Religions of the World: HInduism

Format: Videocassette
Description: Includes teachers guide. Learn how and why Hinduism has survived as one of the oldest and largest world religions with nearly a billion followers located mostly in India. Hinduism encompasses wide practices and traditions largely due to its great capacity to integrate the new with the old. Students will learn about the descendants of the Indus River Valley, who, around 1500 B.C.E., used Sanskrit to transcribe their daily rituals and customs. Students wil also discover Hinduism's impact on the literary world with its library of tens of thousands sacred hymns and poems known as the Vedas, which means ''€˜truth' or ''€˜knowledge.' Size: 50 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Religions of the World: Islam

Format: Videocassette
Description: Includes teachers guide Islam is one of the great monolithic world religions practiced today. Discover the Islamic culture through the daily life and rituals of Muslims around the world. Viewers will learn about Islam's history - from its inception in the 7th century when Muhammad led his fellow Arabs to Islam's way of life, to the rise of the Ottoman Empire between the 9th and 12th centuries to the present, where customs of dress, dietary laws and holidays still exist. Explore the wealth of islamic art, architecture, calligraphy and other contributions that have made Islam a vital influence in the 20th-century. Size: 50 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Religious nationalism: hindus and muslims in india

Author: By Peter Van Der Veer
Format: Book
Description:

Religious nationalism is a subject of critical importance in many parts of the world today - one that is likely to remain in the headlines for some time to come, while groups as disparate as Serbian Christians and Palestinian Muslims negotiate new places for themselves in the world. In this timely book, Peter van der Veer ecplores the convoluted relations of religion and politics in India as well as the nature of conflict between religious communities. Drawing on historical reserach, recent scholarly studies, and the autho's own fieldwork, this broadly interpretive work describes the historical construction of Hindu and Muslim identities in the colonial and postcolonial periods, focusing especially on the rise of separatist nationlaism. Length - 247 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Resilent Rhythms

Format: Videocassette
Description: A documentary on the status of Dalits in independent India and their struggle for liberation from bondage and dehumanising conditions. Time - 64 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Resource and Resource Centers: South Asia

Format: Curriculum Unit
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Resources and Resources Centers: Southeast Asia

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Areas: General, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos/Hmong, Indonesia
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Road to Indian Independence

Format: DVD

Romance of the Taj Mahal

Author: Pratapaditya Pal, Janice Leoshko, Joseph M. Dye, III, Stephen Markel
Format: Book

Romantic Classics

Format: Book
Description:

5 stories by different authors, illustrated, each a retelling of classic Indian epic romances. (Appropriate material for children). 1983. Size: 165 pgs. (each story is approx. 35 pgs.)


Grade level 1: Primary

Roots of Sindhi Civilization

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Royal Consecration of Rama

Format: Article
Description: dramatic enactment of Ramayana set into verse and colloquial speech
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Runaway Wives

Author: Directed, produced, Edited and distributed by Marius Holden
Format: Videocassette
Description: Size: 40 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Running on Karma

Format: DVD

Rupa the Elephant

Author: by Mickey Patel
Format: Book
Description:

Illustrated story for children. 1974.


Grade level 1: Primary

Sacred River

Author: by Ted Lewin
Format: Book
Description:

Four thousand years have gone into the traditons and beliefs that bring more than one million Hindu pilgrims a year to Benares to renew themselves in the sacred waters of the Ganges. All rivers in India are sacred. The Ganges is the most sacred of all. Artist Ted Lewin joined thousands of Hindu pilgrims on the broad ghats that lead down to the holy river, and describes the experience as one of the most unforgettable of his life. Here he captures the colorful pageantry of Hindu pilgrimage in watercolor paintings that reveal the resplendent divine light that has enveloped the ancient city and its devout since time began. Size: 36 pages


Grade level 1: primary

Saheri's Choice: Arranged Marriages in India

Format: Videocassette
Description:

1998 This program follows the story of one girl and her family as they confront the reality of an impending marriage that was arranged when the girl was barely six years old. An overview of the custom presents it as common among all casts, although many Indians view the practice in a negative light. Education, family, wealth, and astrological compatibility are examined as important in determining with whom the marriages are arranged. Time: 27 min.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Saheri's Choice: Arranged Marriages in India

Format: DVD
Description:

1998 This program follows the story of one girl and her family as they confront the reality of an impending marriage that was arranged when the girl was barely six years old. An overview of the custom presents it as common among all casts, although many Indians view the practice in a negative light. Education, family, wealth, and astrological compatibility are examined as important in determining with whom the marriages are arranged. Time: 27 min.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Salaam Bombay

Format: Videocassette
Description: Fiction: Winner of Cannes Film Festival award, this film by Mira Nair celebrates the spirit of survival in Bombay's streetchildren. Krishna, a young boy deserted first by his mother and then the circus to which she left him, attempts to negotiate his new city environment with his new ''family'' of drug addicts, pimps, prostitutes and thieves while trying to return home. Time: 144 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Samskara

Format: DVD

Sara Akash

Format: DVD

Satanic Verses.

Author: Salman Rushdie.
Format: Book
Description:

Like most Rushdie books this is a deep and profound book in which most of the ideas come at you fast and furious in a burlesque manner. Concerning two Indians who fall out of a plane with one becoming demonic and one becoming angelic, it is obvious that these people aren't so much symbols to their actual characteristics but as to how the Colonizing English see them. The angelic character is well versed in the classics, makes silly Indian movies and can't stand his own culture. Meanwhile the demonic character becomes the focal point of the Indian community in England and his attributes become even more grotesque as his popularity grows. The large penis that he develops is indicative of the British view of Indians as dirty people breeding like rabbits.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Satya

Author: Produced by Bharat Shah, Directed by Ramgopal Verma, Music by Vishal, Lyrics by Gulzar
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: J.D. Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar Satya is the story of a man who comes to Mumbai to make a living. A series of incidents put him in jail where he meets and becomes close to a gangster Bheeku Mhatre. Once out of prison, Bheeku initiates him into the gang and gives him a place to live. Satya meets and falls in love with a singer who lives opposite him. The time comes for Satya to choose between love and his lifestyle. Time: 171 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Satya: A prayer for the Enemy

Format: Videocassette
Description: Since the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950, more than one million people have been tortured, executed or starved to death for their role in demonstrations against the Chinese occupation. Tibetan Buddhist nuns have taken the lead in this resistance by fearlessly staging courageous demonstrations for religious freedom and independence. Countless nuns have been imprisoned and tortured for shouting slogans, criticizing the Chinese state in conversations with foreigners, possessing leaflets which call for Tibetan independence, or possessing a Tibetan flag. The treatment they receive in prison is brutal. ''Satya''€ focuses on the personal testimonies of these nuns. The film seeks to understand the basis and inspiration for their non-violent actions in their struggle against against oppressive Chinese policies. Time: 28 minutes
Grade level 1: Adult

Satyajit Ray: Introspections

Format: Videocassette
Description: One the great film directors of the world, India's Satyajit Ray, discusses his life and films in this superb film portrait. A Museum of Modern Art presentation. Size: 59 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Satyajit ray: An Enemy of the People

Format: Videocassette
Description: In this version of Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People, Satyajit Ray has transposed the action to contemporary India. When Dr. Ashok Gupta, chief medical officer at the hospital in the West Bengal town of Chandipur, discovers that the local ‘holy waters’ are dangerously polluted, his efforts to solve the problem are blocked by powerful local interests determined that nothing shall interfere with the lucrative flow of pilgrims and tourists. Gupta is, however, eventually supported by a coalition of progressive local interests, and the scene is set for a powerful conflict between science and superstition, idealism and self-interest. A fine example of ‘late’ Ray, and a fascinating fusion of Ray and Ibsen.
Grade level 1: College

Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Author: Produced and Directed by Raj Kapoor
Format: Videocassette
Description: Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Zeenat Aman Padmini Kolapure A woman named Rupa is outcast in her home village and pinned as unlucky due to an unfortunate accident by which half of her face was burned. A young engineer named Rajeev falls in love with Rupa, but does not see the burns on her face because she covered them with a veil. After they are married, Rajeev discovers the scars and walks out in search of his fantasy. It is only later that Rajeev recognizes true inner beauty that Rupa posesses and returns to her.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Saudi Aramco World

Format: Book
Description:

The November/December 2002 issue of the magazine Saudi Aramco World. Articles on different Arab Artists and their work, rebuilding Afghanistan, the search for Zerzura, a lost oasis with buried treasure. Size: 48 pages


Savriti: A tale of Ancient India

Author: Aaron Shepard
Format: Book
Description:

This dramatic retelling presents a classic tale of courage, love, wit, an will from India's national epic, THE MAHABHARATA. The princess Savriti is so beautiful that people think she is a goddess. But it is her mind and heart, not her beauty, which make her a heroine.


Grade level 1: primary

Scent of Cinnamon

Format: Videocassette
Description: The story of how western explorers made their way to Sri Lanka to trade in spices is the theme of this video. Time: 46 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

Scholastic World Atlas

Format: Map
Description: 1 American Map Corporation 48 pages of full color maps, completely indexed.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1995

Scientific Contributions from India

Author: by Dr. G. Bhamathi and Dr. George Sudarshan
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

High School level essays and activities


Grade level 1: High

Scripts of the World

Format: Book
Description: This book contains five tales and their characteristic scripts that takes us through the adventure of writing around the world. -A chinese tale -A Russian tale -An Arabic tale -An Indian tale -A Celtic tale Size - 91 pages

Searching for Peace in Central and South Asia: An overview of conflict prevention and peace building activities

Format: Book
Description:

This volume provides critical background information, up-to-date surveys of the violent conflicts in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Ferghana Valley, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan, and a directory of more than 150 organizations working in the field of conflict prevention and peace building in the region. The book includes detailed, objective descriptions of ongoing activities, as well as assessments of future prospects for conflict resolution, focusing on efforts to make civil society an integral part of any peace process. Size: 663 pp.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow

Author: by Manjira Datta
Format: Videocassette
Description: A documentary from India about the effects of high touted Green Revolution there. Credited with ensuring that India is no longer developing ''basket-case''€, the Green Revolution is widely regarded as one of the most successful development strategies of the 20th century. But this film reveals that in India it has helped to create a new serf class and the dramatic yields of the early year have fallen away in the wake of pesticide poisoning and the short-lived miracle wheat strains. Time: 50 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Seeds of Plenty, Seeds of Sorrow: The darker side of the Green Revolution.

Format: DVD

Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam since 1850

Format: Book
Description:

Self and Sovereignty examines the shifts in Muslim thought and politics in response to colonial rule in India through to the period of decolonization and partition. Commencing in colonial times, this book explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam has been reconfigured over time. Self and Sovereignty examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity. As well as fascinating discussion of political and religious movements, culture and art, this book includes analysis of: - press, poetry and politcs in late 19th century India -the politics of language and identity - Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi -Muslim identity, cultural difference and nationalism - the Punjab and the politics of union and disunion - the creation of Pakistan Covering a period of immense upheaval and sometimes devastating violence, this work is an important and enlightening insight into the history of Muslims in South Asia. Size - 630 pages


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Serial for Breakfast: Indian Television in the Satellite Age

Format: Videocassette
Description: This two-part documentary explores the impact of global satellite television broadcasts in India. It demonstrates that simplistic characterization of the Indian satellite TV experience as ''cultural imperialism''€ cannot explain the complex changes that took place in the 1990's. Size: 47 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Set 21: Life of Krishna in Painting and Sculpture

Format: Slides
Description: University of Michigan American Committee for South Asian Art. Size: 100 color slides
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Set 37: Hindu Deities

Format: Slides
Description: University of Michigan American Committee for South Asian Art. Size: 100 color slides
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Set 40: BKB III - Pahari Paintings

Format: Slides
Description: University of Michigan American Committee for South Asian Art Photographs of paintings at Bharat Kala Bhavan: Pahari Paintings in Benares. Size: 100 color slides
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Set 47: Khajuraho Temples and Sculptures

Format: Slides
Description: University of Michigan American Committee for South Asian Art. Size: 100 color slides
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Set 52: Calendar Prints - Popular Devotional Art

Format: Slides
Description: University of Michigan American Committee for South Asian Art. Size: 100 color slides
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Seven Blind Mice

Format: Book
Description:

Caldecot medalist Ed Young's paper-collage illlustrations joyously capture the wit and humor of this tale based on the ancient fable of the Blind Men an the Elephant. The very youngest readers will delight in Young's brightly colored mice who will lead them to discoveries of color, the days of the week, and one of the truest paths to wisdom.


Grade level 1: Primary

Shabanu

Format: Book
Description:

By: Suzanne Fisher Staples[br /][br /]Life is both sweet and cruel to strong-willed oung Shabanu, whose home is the wind-swept Cholistan Desert of Pakistan. The second daughter in a family with no sons, she’s been allowed freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. Yet her parents soon grow justifiably concerned that her indepedence and disinterest in “women’s work” will lead to trouble...[br /][br /]


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Shakuntala

Author: by Savitri and Swapna Dutta
Format: Book
Description:

1978. An illustrated retelling of an epic story about a faithful wife for children. Size: 32 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

Shame.

Author: Salman Rushdie.
Format: Book
Description: Rushdie is absolutely brilliant in this novel. I have not seen any book that contains such a confluence of histories, comedies and tragedies wrapped up so neatly in 300 pages. This novel operates in several layers. The first layer is the rough history of Pakistan -- with the characters of Jinnah, Bhutto etc. The second layer fictionalizes the entire history, by changing the names of the historical figures and finally, adding Rushdie's patented ''magical realism.'' The result is half fiction, half history and brimming with hilarious anecdotes, mysterious mythology and a gripping chronicle of the rise and fall of a military dictator and his rival, a debauched elite.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Shammi Kapoor

Author: Produced and Directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir
Format: DVD
Description:

A two-part programme celebrating the life and work of Shammi Kapoor produced and directed by Nasreen Munni Kabir. This profile is an engaging and lively insight into the life of this well-loved star through an extensive and rare interview illustrated by relevant film excerpts. Prior to Shammi Kapoor's arrival on the scene in the late 1950s, the Indian hero was by and large a calm, considered character, but Shammi Kapoor brought a new kind of energy and a wildness to the screen that demolished such conventions, creating one of the most original and youthful screen models in Hindi cinema. His dancing style defied imitation, and his vibrant performances turned even the most trivial of 'boy-meets-girl' romances into a delight to watch. Part One: Shammi Kapoor remembers how hard it was for him to establish himself in an industry which was largely dominated by the three heroes of the time - his brother Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand. After a variety of forgettable miscast roles, Shammi Kapoor finally creat ive man, in sharp contrast to his youth: ''I've seen it all, I've done it all, I don't feel the need to do anything or to go anywhere. I am very peaceful where I am.''€


Grade level 1: College

Shape of The World I: Heaven and Earth

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part one of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. The oldest surviving world map is a Babylonian clay table, showing earth as a flat disk with Babylon as its center. The Egyptians measured their lands in detail each year to ensure the Pharaohs collected the right taxes, but believed that earth was plate-shaped with four towers supporting the sky. The Greeks were first to turn to reason and science, resulting in Eratosthenes' accurate estimate of the earth's circumference and, ultimately, Ptolemy's ''Geographica.'' Then the dark ages came, undermining progress in Europe until the dawn of the Renaissance. Length: 55 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shape of the World II: Secrets of the Sea

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part two of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. For centuries sailors roamed long distances, but none managed to grasp the link between the different lands and seas. Henry the navigator of Portugal took up the challenge in the 15th Century. For a time the Portuguese and Venetians would freely exchange knowledge acquired on their voyages, but the discovery of gold in Africa changed these attitudes. Maps were shrouded in secrecy. When the Portuguese empire began to disintegrate, its secrets were sold to rivals. The Portuguese captain Magellan went over to the Spanish, passing the mantle of discovery. Length: 55minutes
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shape of the World III: Staking a Claim

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part three of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. The race was on to find a western route to the Spice Islands. Explorers from Spain wreaked havoc with South American civilizations of the Incas and Mayas. The English succeeded with their second settlement in North America, Jamestown, and began mapping the dense forests. These maps became the symbol of the dispossession of land the Indian had used but never, ''owned'' in the European sense. The lands were divided by a convenient grid system that would dictate the pattern for much future development in America. Length: 55 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shape of the World IV: Empire!

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part four of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. During the age of Reason, science is elevated to the level of art. The move is on to survey kingdoms. Cassini's use of triangulation for a 1682 French survey revealed Louis XIV's kingdom to be a third smaller than he thought it was. The British mounted an enormous mapping expedition of India in 1802 led by a perfectionist called Lambton. His successor, George Everest, arrived at the foothills of the Himalayas in 1833. To map India's borders with Russia and China, the British used ''pundits,'' native surveyors trained to walk a mile in 2,000 paces, keeping secret tabulations in a prayer wheel. Length: 55min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shape of the World V : Pictures of the Invisible

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part five of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. By the mid-19th Century, most of the visible world had been mapped...but this was estimated to be only 12% of the total world. Within a century, not only was the whole of the earth's surface mapped, but also what lay beneath. The marriage of gas balloon technology and the art of photography caused a sensation, and was later used as reconnaissance in the Civil War. Sonar technology finally revealed the mysteries of the ocean floor. And a futuristic map, created from satellite information processed by computer, is experienced as we go around the world in a 3D simulation. Length: 55min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shape of the World VI: The Writing on the Screen

Format: Videocassette
Description: Part six of a major new series that weaves exploration, science, mathematics, religion and philosophy into a remarkable voyage of geographic literacy. Today maps are tools to save lives, alert us to dangers and guide us. Risk analysis maps earthquake-prone areas help in building plans. Mapping the paths of hurricanes saves lives through preparation. Diseases are mapped, following the tactic of a nineteenth-century doctor who traced cholera deaths to one water pump. It was closed, and the epidemic abated. The National Geographic Society has developed the ''Endangered Earth'' map, citing areas most at risk from ozone depletion, desertification and pollution. Mapping can give man a good idea of the immediate future...it is up to us to respond to the clues. Length: 55min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Shilappadikaram (The Ankle Bracelet)

Author: Prince Llango Adigal
Format: Book
Description:

One of the five great epics of ancient Tamil Literature. It was written by Prince Ilango Adigal, brother of king Cheran Chenguttuvan (in modern day Kerala), in South India. Prince Ilango Adigal the story as an epic. It is a record of the lives of the Tamils of second century AD. It teaches three eternal truths. 1. A king failing in his duty will be punished by dharma or justice. 2. A chaste woman will be worshipped by all. 3. Fate is powerful. Ones past actions will have their repercussions in the next birth. Shilappadikaram was written towards the end of second century AD. The story is rooted in the ordinary lives of the early Tamils. Coupling this extraordinary rarity with rich cultural information makes this story irreplaceably valuable in understanding ancient Tamil culture.


Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Shilpa Kit: Folk Dances, Music, Crafts, and Puppetry of India

Format: Other
Description: kit of artifacts: shadow puppet small string puppet parchisi board and playing pieces block print stamp Mother is Mother (book) The Story of Guru Nanak (book)

ShiShir of Bangladesh by UNICEF

Format: Slides
Description: The story of 15 yr. old Shishir and his village. Material: detailed script, information booklet, teachers notes, map, Slides: 30
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Shiva's Fire

Author: by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Format: Book
Description:

On a day when fish leap amoung the stars and birds soar beneath the waters, a remarkable girl is born in a village in the South of India. As Parvati grows she becomes known for the peculiar events that seem to spring from beneath her dancing feet, and even as a toddler she is thought to have supernatural powers. One day the Guru Pazhayanur Muthu Kumara Pillai, the great master of Indian classical dance, comes to see for himslf, and recongnizes in Parvati a rare talent. He invites her to study with him at his gurukulam in the city of Madras, where she commits herself to a rigorous and solitary program of study, dance, and devotion. Then she meets a gentle-eyed boy with his own extraordinary powers who turns her life upside down, and she learns that destiny can be an elusive thing. In this powerful novel rich with mysticism, Suzanne Fisher Staples tells the poignant story of a strong girl who refuses to squander her magical gifts in the face of life's ordinary but perplexing mysteries. Size: 275 pages


Grade level 1: High

Sholay

Author: Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Music by S.D. Burman
Format: DVD
Description:

Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjed Khan Considered to be one of the greatest classics of Indian cinema. The story of Jai and Veeru, two small-time crooks called in by Thakur Baldev Singh to fight the tyranny of Gabbar Singh. The story also presents the message that non-violence does not mean cowardice, which is presented in this village community. Time: 190 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Shree 420

Format: DVD

Shyamol Chhaya

Format: DVD

Side A: ''Raga Bhairavi''€ Side B: ''Raga Piloo''€

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Raga Bhairavi''€ by K Sridhar and K. Shivakumar Real World Records, Ltd. ''Raga Piloo''€ K. Sridhar on Sarod Amigo Musik, Sweden
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Sidewalk Games Around the World

Format: Book
Description: very day, all over the world, children play games. They chase each other. They roll marbles. They jump ropes. They draw games on cement or in the sand. In this book, step-by-step instructions will show you how to play games from twenty-six different countries. While you're playing a game from Sidewalk Games Around the World, think about this: Other children, far across the globe, might be playing the very same game.

Signposts: Gender issues in post-independence india

Author: Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Format: Book
Description:

The essays in this volume map the concerns of gender onto the terrain of nation, finding significant connections, disjunctions, and tensions between them. The authors argue that gender must take center stage in any cultural analysis performed in the context of decolonized nation-space. Contributors explore gender as a point of crisis in the cultural, social, and political space of a nation. They attribute the existence of these crisis to conflicts between gender, on the one hand, and the family, community, and nation on the other. These crisis are then analyzed in terms of female identity, subjectivity, and agency within a narrative of historical modernity. Length - 382 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Silent waters (khamosh pani)

Format: DVD
Description: Ayesha is a seemingly well-adjusted middle-aged woman whose life centres around her son Saleem - a gentle, dreamy 18-year-old, in love with Zubeida. They live in the village of Charkhi in Pakistani Punjab. Ayesha's husband is dead and she manages a living from his pension and by giving Quran lessons to young girls. The story begins in 1979, in a Pakistan under President General Zia-ul-Haq's martial law. The country has embarked on the road to Islamicization. Saleem becomes intensely involved with a group of Islamic fundamentalists and leaves Zubeida. Ayesha is saddened to see her son change radically. Events escalate when Sikh pilgrims from India pour into the village. Later, a pilgrim looks for his sister Veero who was abducted in 1947.
Grade level 1: High

Silk Road Encounters

Format: Book
Description:

This sourcebook is designed to provide a general framework of ideas and information within which specific themes about the Silk Road can be more comprehensively understood and presented. Its purpose is twofold: first to serve as a resource to help teacher's prepare for lessons on the Silk Road by providing guidance in thinking through the big issues that surround the more specifid curricular material, and, second, to provide presenters of Silk Road festivals and concerts with information on the Silk Road, especially its history of music and musical instruments.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Singing Pictures

Format: DVD

Sita Sings the Blues

Format: DVD
Description:

Artist's edition


Sitala in Spring: Festival of Bengali, Goddess of Health and Ills

Format: Videocassette
Description: The film protrays the festival of Goddess Sitala (the ''Cool One'') who controls infectious diseases like small pox. The Sitala images in the temples of Salkia, a neighbourhood in Calcutta, are decorated and joyously carried in separate processions to the Hooghly river for bathing. Devotees may actually touch the image during the processions. Emphasis on temple rites. Time: 40 min (b/w)
Grade level 1: Adult

Sitar Technique in Nibaddh Forms

Author: by Stephen Slawek
Format: Book
Description:

1 With musical notes and glossary. Written by an established ethnomusicologist. 1987. Size: 232 pgs.


Grade level 1: High

Sixteen Decisions 2000

Format: Videocassette
Description: The GraminBank in Bangladesh has lent $2 billion dollars to Bangladeshi women in the form of small business loan, usually of $100.00 or less. This remarakable documentary explores the human face of this micro lending experiment that has transformed the lives of Third World women and their families. Size: 59 min.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Sky Burial

Format: DVD

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Danny Boyle
Format: DVD
Description:

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Kaun Banega Crorepati?" (2000) (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Social Structures in India

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Social Studies and the World: Teaching Global Perspectives.

Format: Book
Description:

Bulletin 103. published by NCSS.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Some Topics in Indian Astronomy

Author: by Prof. O.P. Jaggi
Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 11

Format: Other
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 22

Format: CD-ROM
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 25

Format: CD-ROM
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 28

Format: Other
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 3

Format: CD-ROM
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Songs of Indian Poet: Rabindranathe Tagore (1913) Volume 4

Format: Other
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Sophisticated Counting in Early India by Richard Askey

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

South Asia Documentary

Format: Videocassette
Description: The Ganges..Cobra, The Snake God..The Moghuls, the Taj..Mahal, a Love Story..Journey to the Himalayas
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

South Asia in the Classroom (1994)

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This packet is from the 1994 Summer Seminar on Asia Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This packet contains information on India's history, geography, culture. It is an excellent curriculum for teaching about ancient India, including art and writing.
Grade level 1: High

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: An Orientalist Lost and Found: F.W. Ellis And the Dravidian Language Family

Format: DVD
Description:

Thomas Trautman. University of Michigan.

September 13, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Casting A Shadow? India’s Knowledge Economy

Format: DVD
Description:

Amrit Srinivasan. IIT Delhi

September 20, 2007.


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Comparative Assassinations: The Changing Moral Economy of Political Killing in South Asia.

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Convincing Combinations: “Voice” In Shi’i Genres of Iran And South Asia

Format: DVD
Description:

Richard Wolf, Harvard University

September 6, 2007.


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: HIV/AIDS and the Gendering of stigma in tamil nadu, south India

Format: DVD
Description:

Cecilia Van Hollen, Syracuse University

October 18, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: The Anthology As a Social Artifact: Rethinking Ethics In Medieval India

Format: DVD
Description:

David Ali, University of London

October 25, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Travancore in the annals of the Cold War, 1945-47

Author: Itty Abraham
Format: DVD
Description:

Itty Abraham, The University of Texas at Austin

August 30, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Vernacular Cosmopolis: Spaces of Cultural Memory in a Globalizing Tamil Village

Format: DVD
Description:

Mary Hancock, University of California at Santa Barbara

November 15, 2007.


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2007: Women With Swords. Women With Guns: Fierce Funny Women in South India And the U.S.

Format: DVD
Description:

Susan Seizer, Indiana University

October 4, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2008: A Hindu “Mythological” in the Parsi Theater: Betab’s Mahabharat

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2008: Lessons From Hell: Popular Hindu Imagery and Governmentality

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2008: SAI Welcome Reception Itty Abraham and Ghulam Farid Nizami

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2008: Saying More: innuendo and Constructions of Female Stardom in Indian Cinema of the 1930s

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2008: Telugu Javali Songs: Salon to Cinema

Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Barbara Metcalf

Author: Barbara Metcalf
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Donald Lopez

Author: Donald Lopez
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Eliza Kent

Author: Eliza Kent
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Jack Hawley

Author: Jack Hawley
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Joel Brereton

Author: Joel Breretion
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Martha Selby

Author: Martha Selby
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Mary Beth Heston

Author: Mary Beth Heston
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2009: Sheldon Pollock

Author: Sheldon Pollock
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Cynthia M. Talbot

Author: Cynthia M. Talbot
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Heather Hindman

Author: Heather Hindman
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Ipsita Chatterjee

Author: Ipsita Chatterjee
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: J. Patrick Olivelle

Author: J. Patrick Olivelle
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Oliver Freiberger

Author: Oliver Freiberger
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Shanti Kumar

Author: Shanti Kumar
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Fall 2010: Varun Rai

Author: Varun Rai
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Braceros and Techno-Braceros: Mexican and Indian Guest Workers in the mid-and late 20th-century United States

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007 Sharmila Rudrappa, University of Texas at Austin[br /][br /]February 8, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Identity in Crisis or Crisis as Identity: Notes on the Margins of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007 Arjuna Parakrama, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)[br /][br /]April 19th, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Narrating Helical Stories: Genetics, Nation, and the Politics of Belongings

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007 Banu Subramaniam, University of Massachusetts-Amherst[br /][br /]March 8, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Nation and Globalization

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007 Bishnupriya Ghosh, UC Santa Barbara The Politics of Global Legibility: Activist Icon, Arundhati Roy[br /][br /]Bhaskar Sarkar, UC Santa Barbara Stars, Styles and the Political: Towards a Theory of Cosmoplastics[br /][br /]April 5, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Religious Change and Political Institutions in Gujarat, c. 1400-1550

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007: Samira Sheikh, Institute of Ismaili Studies[br /][br /]March 29, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2007: Violent Gods: Hindu Nationalism In India’s Present

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2007 Angana Chatterjee, California Institute of Integral Studies[br /][br /]March 1, 2007


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Bangladesh and India: Riddles of Sovereignty, Legacies of Misperception.

Author: Willem van Schendel
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Willem van Schendel Bangladesh and India: Riddles of Sovereignty, Legacies of Misperception. May 1, 2008 University of Amsterdam


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Civis Britannicus: The Strange Death of An Imperial Ideal.

Author: Mrinalini Sinha
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Mrinalini Sinha. Civis Britannicus: The Strange Death of An Imperial Ideal. January 31, 2008 Penn State


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Women, Work and Public Spaces: Conflict and Co-Existence Among Karachi’s Poor.

Author: Kamran Ali
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Kamran Ali. Women, Work and Public Spaces: Conflict and Co-Existence Among Karachi’s Poor. March 6, 2008 UT Austin


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: A Local Cosmopolitan: Kesari Balakrishna Pillai and the Invention of Europe.

Author: Dilip Menon
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Dilip Menon A Local Cosmopolitan: Kesari Balakrishna Pillai and the Invention of Europe. April 10, 2008 Delhi University


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Bangladesh as a Model of Development

Author: Sajeda Amin
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Sajeda Amin Bangladesh as a Model of Development. February 14, 2008 Population Council, New York.


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Nation Impossible

Author: MSS Pandian
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series MSS Pandian. Nation Impossible. March 20, 2008 University of Hawaii


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008: Spices and Scales of Analysis: Social Networks in Pre-Modern Asian History.

Author: Stewart Gordon
Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Seminar Series Stewart Gordon Spices and Scales of Analysis: Social Networks in Pre-Modern Asian History. February 28, 2008 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2008. The Future of the City in South Asia

Format: DVD
Description:

SAI Spring 2008 The Future of the City in South Asia


Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009 - Bina D’Costa

Author: Bina D'Costa
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009 - Kaushik Ghosh

Author: Kaushik Ghosh
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009 - Nandini Sundar

Author: Nandini Sundar
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Arvind Rajagopal

Author: Arvind Rajagopal
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Imran Aslam

Author: Imran Aslam
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Neiles Bose

Author: Neiles Bose
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Purnima Mankekar

Author: Purnima Mankekar
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Radhika Parameswaran

Author: Radhika Parameswaran
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Ravi Sundaram

Author: Ravi Sundaram
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Richard Eaton

Author: Richard Eaton
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Sanjib Baruah

Author: Sanjib Baruah
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: Snehal Shingavi

Author: Snehal Shingavi
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: SV Srinivas

Author: SV Srinivas
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2009: William Mazzarella

Author: William Mazzarella
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: An Ocean in a Tea-spoon? On Anthologizing Indian Literature

Author: Harish Trivedi
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: From War Stories to Pulp: Encounters with Bangladeshi Fiction

Author: Mahmud Rahman
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: Post-War Settlements: Locating Cultural Interventions in Sri Lanka

Author: Neloufer de Mel
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: The Difficult Art of Diasporic Authorship

Author: Gautam Premnath
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: The Literary and Linguistic Renaissance in Kashmir

Author: Shujatt Bukhari
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: The Making of a Post-Partition/Postcolonial Muslim: A Novelist's Journey in Times of Violence

Author: Afsar Mohammad
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: The Other's Tongue: Separateness, Hybridity, and the Literary Politics of the Anglophone

Author: Priyamvada Gopal
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Seminar Series Spring 2011: Universal Translation: Or, The Importance of Getting it Wrong

Author: R. Radhakrishnan
Format: DVD
Grade level 1: College

South Asia Timeline

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

South Asian Literature and Film

Author: by Sona Bari
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Prepared with K-12 teachers in mind this guide is an extremely valuable tool for anyone interested in South Asian literature and film. After a brief introduction to both literature and film there is a detailed bibliography of stories and films. The stories and film clips listed at the of each section are available from Outreach Asia. To borrow the stories, the clip tape, a hard copy of this guide and background materials use the order number to the left and specify if you want the entire package or just one part of it.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

South East Asia

Format: Map
Description: Political and geographical map of South East Asia. Includes railroads, roads, airports, canals, oil fields, and oil pipe lines.
Grade level 1: Adult

Southeast Asia

Format: Slides
Description: Cities and Countrysides of Phillippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia Material: introduction, script
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Speaking the Unspeakable

Format: Book
Description:

Speaking the Unspeakable is the first account of South Asian women's experience with domestic violence (defined as physical, sexual, verbal, mental, or economic control perpetrated on a woman by her spouse or extended kin). The book gives voice to abused South Asian women. Their stories reveal their weaknesses and strengths as they confront domestic violence. By placing these stories within the larger cultural, social, and political context, the author shows the individual strategies of resistance to abusers as well as the pivotal role of South Asian organizations play in helping these women escape abusive relationships. Size: 235 pg.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Splendors of the Mogul Dynasty. The Moguls: In the Gardens of Delight.

Format: Videocassette
Description: Their architecture was without equal, their art both complex and subtle, their moral code refined yet severe. Filmed on location in India, this timeless three-part series examines the history of the Mogul empire and the palaces, tombs, gardens, and miniatures''€”the Mogul equivalent of photographs''€”that make up their tangible legacy. 3-part series. For devotees of Islam, paradise is said to be a celestial garden. Who created the marvelous earthly gardens of Kashmir, which stand to this day as a living symbol of Muslim faith? This program tells the story of the Mogul empire in India, from the victory of Babur at Panipat through the reign of the syncretic-minded Akbar, who dreamed of integrating Islam and Hinduism. The intricately designed gardens of Kashmir, with their emblematic plantings and waterways, and the remarkable Hindu/Islamic architecture of Fatapur Sikri are featured. Time - 44 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Splendors of the Mogul Dynasty. The Moguls: The Women and Warriors

Format: Videocassette
Description: heir architecture was without equal, their art both complex and subtle, their moral code refined yet severe. Filmed on location in India, this timeless three-part series examines the history of the Mogul empire and the palaces, tombs, gardens, and miniatures''€”the Mogul equivalent of photographs''€”that make up their tangible legacy. 3-part series. What was life like for the upper classes of Mogul society, for whom power, wealth, and personal appearance were an obsession? This program appraises the status of empresses, harem favorites, and the Rajput warriors in the Mogul empire over the course of its history. Details of life on the throne, in the boudoir, and in the army's elite forces illustrate a culture both opulent and narcissistic. Prestige is also reflected by the grandeur of the Red Fort at Agra and the Palace of the Winds, the Amber Fort, and the modernistic, sculpture-like Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory in Jaipur, the Pink City of India. Time - 46 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Splendors of the Mogul Dynasty. THe Taj Mahal: A Love Story

Format: Videocassette
Description: Their architecture was without equal, their art both complex and subtle, their moral code refined yet severe. Filmed on location in India, this timeless three-part series examines the history of the Mogul empire and the palaces, tombs, gardens, and miniatures''€”the Mogul equivalent of photographs''€”that make up their tangible legacy. 3-part series. A symbol of passion and despair, the Taj Mahal is the world's most exquisite mausoleum. This program picks up the thread of Mogul history during the reign of Shah Jahan, which marked the culture's peak of refinement. The construction and symbolism of the Taj are attentively described''€”as well as the legendary romance between Shah Jahan and his favorite queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Artisans at work demonstrate age-old methods of painting and stone-cutting, while visits to the immense tombs of Humayun and Akbar set the Taj in the Mogul funerary tradition of sublimating death through architectural beauty. Time - 43 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

Spotlight on Ramayana

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Includes 25 Units on how and why to teach the Ramayana in the classroom. 1) How is Ramayana Part of the Great Storytelling Tradition, 2) To What Extent Does Ramayana introduce India and its Culture?, 3) To What Degree Does Ramayana Help us Comprehend Hindu Values and Religion?, 4) How can Ramayana Help Us Gain an Understanding of Hindu Rituals?, 5) How Does Ramayana Reflect Change Over Time and Space?


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Sri Lanka

Format: Map
Description: Scale 1cm=4.5 Km Includes a small side map of Political Divisions.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Sri Lanka 1968

Format: Map
Description: Scale 1/4 inch=1 statute mile This map is divided into 4 large sheet sectors: NorthEast, NorthWest, SouthWest, South East.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Sri lanka and the Maldives

Author: A talk by Mehta Patkar
Format: Videocassette
Description: wo of the most extraordinary tropical locations lie off the southern tip of India: Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean, and the thousands of spectacular islands that make up the Maldives. Traveler Megan Mc Cormick begins her journey in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka. She travels to the east coast to surfing paradise Arugam Bay, visits Ratnapura and Sigiriya, before diving to Kandy. Flying to the Maldives, she ends her trip with a diving safari around the maze of idyllic uninhabited islands. Length - 50 minutes

Sri Lanka Learning Center Ideas

Format: Book
Description: contains learning activities, and materials, on the following topics: geography, history, people, religion, language, products, arts, literature, animals, and food. Size: 175 pp.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1982

Sri Lanka: Country/Project by UNICEF

Format: Slides
Description: General information Material: 2 versions detailed script, poster w/ map Slides: 20
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Sri Lanka. Map and Bibliography.

Format: Article
Description: 3 pages
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Learning Center Ideas.

Format: Article
Description: Teaching Unit written in 1982 by Peggy Mueller, Sally Noble, Marilyn Turkovich.
Grade level 1: Middle

Srinivasa Ramanujani: Numbers Were His Greatest Treasure

Author: by Luetta Reimer and Wilbert Reimerv
Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

State Building, Political Progress, and Human Security in Afghanistan

Format: Book
Description:

Reflections on a survey of the Afghan people 


Stone Crusher': Families in Permanent Transition

Format: Videocassette
Description: This video is part of the Life in Modern India series, which presents realistic views of the daily lives of Indian people. The story covers one day in the life of a family who live and work in the stone quarries near New Delhi. Themes such as work, food, shelter, schooling, play and family economics are presented with intimacy and realism. Comes with Teacher's Guide. Size: 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Stories from Bapu's Life

Author: by Uma Shankar Joshi
Format: Book
Description:

1973. An illustrated telling of Gandhi's life for children. Size: 30 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Stories from Panchatantra, Book III

Author: by Shivkumar
Format: Book
Description:

Illustrated Indian animal fables for children. 1968.


Grade level 1: Primary

Stories from the Legend of Krishna Told in the Handcrafts of India

Author: by George Weinheimer
Format: Book
Description:

1 From an exhibit at the Educational Resources Center in New Delhi. 1977. Size: 34 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

Stories from the PANCHATANTRA

Author: Bani Roy Chaudhary
Format: Book
Description:

a collection of several short stories from India. Size - 56 pages


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Story of Islam

Format: Videocassette
Description: Take a journey through Islam's history from its humble beginnings 1,300 years ago to its place in the world today, with more than one billion devout believers. The culture and philosophy of this major religion are examined in depth. Length: 120 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Studies in Islamic culture in the Indian environmenstudies in Islamic culture in the Indian environment

Author: Aziz Ahmad
Format: Book
Description:

This book provides a concise account of Islamic culture in the subcontinent from the campaign of Muhammad bin Qasim in 710 to the emergence of independent India and Pakistan in 1947. Tracing the history of the arrival of Muslims India, Ahmad shows how the ingress was linked to the propagation of the faith, and the consolidation of a pan Islamic community. He examines why the Muslims could get a foothold in India, and turns his gaze towards the faction-riven society of Hindu India in his search for an answer. This is an attempt to understand why in religious beliefs as also in cultural traits; the two communities have largely remained distinct, imbibing little from each other. After half a century of independence, the issues discussed by Ahmad continue to be topical. Pithily written and ambitious in scope, this book is a classic account of Islamic culture in India. The foreword from C.M Naim places the text and the author in the context of the events of the time. Size - 311 pages


Grade level 1: Adult

Subah Ka Tara

Author: Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram, Music by C. Ramchandra
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 140 minutes; BandW


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Sudesha (As Women See It)

Format: DVD

Taiwan: Republic of China in Slides and Sound

Format: Slides
Description: Taiwan Material: cassette, script, missing 12 slides. Slides: 80
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Taj Mahal: The Story of Muslim India

Format: Videocassette
Description: Awaiting description from Radhakrishnan. Size: 24 min.

Tale of the Darkest Night

Format: DVD
Description:

Documentary Tale of the Darkest Night tells the story of the killings by the Pakistani army in Dhaka University. Surviving members and witnesses speak, and bring alive the havoc of that night. The documentary also includes the wireless messages the Pakistani army exchanged that night which a Bengali engineer accidentally stumbled upon and recorded while trying to tune in to the BBC for news of the crackdown in his country. Second Best Film Award, Film South Asia '03 Time - 39 minutes


Grade level 1: College

Tales from India

Format: Book
Description:

Full of richness and warmth, these are the tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness, and friendship. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help to rescue the beautiful princess from evil demons, and a simple fable about the jackal who tries to become king. Size: 151 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Tales from the panchatantra.

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description: 2 copies. Description from ACK: The original text of the Panchatantra in Sanskrit was probably written about 200 B.C. by a great Hindi scholar, Pandit Vishnu Sharma. Some of the tales themselves must be much older, their origin going back to the period of the Vedas and the Upanishads (1500 B.C. to 500 B.C.). In the course of time, travellers took these stories with them to Persia and Arabia and finally, through Greece, they reached Europe. So far the Panchatantra has been translated into more than 50 languages of the world. It attempts to teach us how to understand people, how to choose reliable and trustworthy friends, how to meet difficulties and solve problems through tact and wisdom and how to live in peace and harmony in the face of hypocrisy, deceit and the many pitfalls in life. The Panchatantra is woven around the frame of a tale of a king who entrusts his three dull sons to a learned man, a Brahman called Pandit Vishnu Sharma, to enlighten their minds within six months. The Brahman promises to educate them and takes them to his ashrama (hermirtage). There he recites to them his specially composed tales, divided into five tantras (literally, five systems) on how to deal with people in life.Difficult subjects like philosophy, psychology, politics, music, astronomy, human relations, etc are discussed in the Panchatantra in a simple yet elegant style.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Tales of Birbal

Format: Book
Description:

comic book retelling of Raja Birbal-a minister in the court of Akbar, the Great Mughal. Size: 31 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: High

Tamil Among the Classical Languages of the World

Author: V.C. Kulandai Swamu
Format: Book

Tantri the Mantri

Author: Anant Pai
Format: Book
Description:

a special issue of Amar Chitra Katha. Tantri the Mantri is a star-crossed schemer. One who is not fated to meet success. For Tantri the Mantri, the greatest ambition is to usurp the throne of theat amiable and trusting king, Hooja. But luck has it otherwise. All his schemes reboudn, his master plans crack up and this not-so-smart Machiavelli inevitably lands himself in extremely uncomfortable situations. Size - 64 pages


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

Tanvir Ka Safarnama

Author: Ranjan Kamath
Format: DVD
Description:

In May 2009, Habib Tanvir’s Naya Theatre completed 50 years of regaling audiences around the world with an essentially Indian theatre. This film joins the joys, trials and tribulations of Habib Tanvir and Naya Theatre on the road over two years.

Tanvir Ka Safarnama (Tanvir’s Theatrical Travelogue) is the enthralling theatrical journey that happens when a pipe-smoking urban sophisticate like Habib Tanvir travels via Europe to return to his homeland - in Chhattisgarh - to create an essentially Indian theatre.

Working with unschooled, uneducated villagers, living together as a family over 50 years, Tanvir has ploughed a lonely furrow to produce theatrical masterpieces. His adaptations of Shakespeare, Brecht and Indian Sanskrit classics have regaled audiences around the world with humour and humanism.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

Tea: A Cultural History From Around The World

Format: Book
Description: By: Ed S. Milton[br /][br /]There’s nothing like a good cup of tea![br /][br /]Do you know that tea can also be good for your health?[br /][br /]If you want to know more about tea - stories, anecdotes, facts and history - this is the book for you!
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Teach Yourself Bengali

Format: Book
Description: Teach Yourself Bengali is a complete course in speaking, reading, and writing standard Bengali: the national language of Bangladesh and the state language of West Bengal. It includes: The Bengali script and sound system, Realistic conversations, Grammar explanations, Section on Bengali literature.
Grade level 1: Adult

Teach Yourself HIndi

Format: Book
Description: Teach Yourself Hindi is a complete course in speaking, reading, and writing Hindi. It includes: Graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar, excercises; Pronunciation sections; Hindi-English and English-Hindi vocabulary.
Grade level 1: Adult

Teach Yourself Panjabi

Format: Book
Description: Teach Yourself Panjabi is a complete course in speaking, reading, and writing Hindi. It includes: Graded units of dialogues, culture notes, grammar, excercises; Pronunciation sections; Panjabi-English dictionary.
Grade level 1: Adult

Teach Yourself Urdu

Format: Book
Description: Teach Yourself Urdu is a complete course in speaking, reading, and writing standard Urdu. It includes: The Urdu script and sound system, Realistic conversations, and Grammar explanations. Includes 2 CDs.
Grade level 1: Adult

Teach Yourself: Beginner's URDU SCRIPT

Format: Book
Description:

A step by step introduction to reading and writing simple Urdu. This book features: an introduction to the structure of Urdu words and expressions, an easy and accessible approach to learning the alphabet, hints for authentic handwriting skills, practical examples from real-life situations, and useful and functional vocabulary.


Teachers' Introduction to India

Author: by Charles H. Heimsath
Format: Book
Description:

Contains: Time, Space, HumanCondition, Social Experience, Religious Experiences, History, Back to the Present Size: 69 pp.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Teaching about India: A South Asia Curriculum

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

Sections: Introduction, The Physical/Historical Setting, The Dynamics of Change, Contemporary South Asian Nations and Cultures, Economic Development in South Asia, South Asia in the Global Context, Atomic - a role playing game, Appendix. Level: Secondary


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Teaching Social Studies that Matters

Author: Stephen J. Thornton
Format: Book
Description:

Curriculum for active learning 


Teen Batti Chaar Raasta

Author: Directed by V. Shantaram
Format: DVD
Description:

Time: 140 minutes; BandW


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

Teenage Refugees and Immigrants from India Speak Out

Author: by R. Viswanath
Format: Book
Description:

Collection of very brief life-stories of Indians in the American diaspora. 1997. Size: 59 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High

Temple Notes (Hindu)

Format: Article
Description: Contains: outline of terms, meanings and purposes
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

Texas Journal of Ideas, History and Culture

Format: Book

Thailand by Audio Learning

Format: Other
Description: Thailand Material: script
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

Thailand for Sale

Format: DVD

The Annual of Urdu Studies

Format: Book

The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South Asia

Author: By Himanshu Prabha Ray
Format: Book
Description:

Prior to European expansion, communities of the Indian subcontinent had a strong maritime orientation. In this new archaeological study, Himanshu Prabha Ray explores seafaring activity, religious travel and political economy in this ancient period. By using archaeological data from an area from the Red Seato the Indonesian archipelago, she reveals how the early history of peninsular South Asia is interconnected with that of its Asian and Mediterranean partners in the Indian Ocean region. The book departs from traditional studies, focussing on the communities' maritime history rather than agrarian expansion and the emergence of the state. Rather than a prime mover in social, economin and religious change, the state is viewed as just one participant in a complex interplay of social actors, including merchants, guilds, boat-builders, sailors, pilgrims, clergy, and craft producers. It will be welcomed by scholars and students of archaeology and ancient history, particularly those interested in South Asian Studies. Size - 335 pages


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Art of Ancient India

Author: Susan L. Huntington
Format: Book

The Art of Asia--India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Japan

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description:

This video program features a total of 103 works of art. It surveys representative work of art from five Asian regions. It supplements posters and an activity guide.


The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor

Author: Wheeler M. Thackston
Format: Book

The Best of Da Vu 4

Format: CD-ROM
Description: A musical CD of 10 songs in Vietnamese in English.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The Best of Friends

Format: Book
Description:

This is a JATAKA tale, a story from the Buddha's life. Being gentle and kind, the woodpecker helps the lion in a time of difficulty, with no thought of thanks or reward.


Grade level 1: Primary

The Big City: Mahanagar

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: 1963, Black and White, Bengali w/ English subtitles For the Mazumdar family, a woman's place is in the home. But when debts threaten to engulf the family, Arati hints that she should do the unthinkable: get a job. Surprisingly, she likes working as a saleswoman, and is slowly transformed by the freedom and respect-- as well as the money-- she earns. Time: 131 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

The Birth of Pakistan

Format: Videocassette
Description: On August 15, 1947, Pakistan was born. As the former Indian provinces debated whether to be part of India or Pakistan, religious differences flared into full-scaled rioting, which led to large-scale migration; millions moved from India to Pakistan, and vice versa. This program documents the birth of the new country; the death of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the Moslem League; the economics and political problems of the new country; the Indus Water Treaty; the war in Kashmir; the independence of Bangladesh and the resulting war with India; the rise and fall of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto; Zia's assumption of power and adoption of strict Islamic rule; the impact of the war in Afghanistan the death of Zia and the election of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's daughter, Benazir. (bandw) Time: 20 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Breadwinner

Author: Deborah Ellis
Format: Book
Description:

Imagine living in a country in which women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life in Afghanistan, where the taliban, members of an extreme religious group, run most of the country. 


The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century

Format: Book
Description:

A teacher's resource booklet


The Brotherhood

Format: DVD

The Buddha

Author: by F.W. Rawding
Format: Book
Description:

1 An introduction to the Buddha as a historical figure from a material culture and art historical perspective. Briefly discusses the Buddha's life, his sermons, and Buddhism after the Buddha. Many photos. 1975. Size: 48 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

The Buddha

Author: Papul Jayakar
Format: Book

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

Format: Book
Description: A comprehensive study of South Asia in one volume which analyzes the riches of the past and the problems and achievements of the present. 520 pgs
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Publication details: 1989

The City Beautiful

Author: Rahul Roy
Format: DVD
Description:

Sunder Nagri (Beautiful City) is a small working class colony on the margins of India’s capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well as reinvent themselves to eke out a living.

The City Beautiful is a story of two families struggling to make sense of a world, which keeps pushing them to the margins. Radha and Bal Krishan are at a critical point in their relationship. Bal Krishan is underemployed and constantly cheated. They are in disagreement about Radha going out to work. However, through all their ups and downs they retain the ability to laugh.

Shakuntla and Hira Lal hardly communicate. They live under one roof with their children but are locked in their own sense of personal tragedies.


The Clay Bird

Format: DVD

The Cup

Format: DVD

The Cycles of the Seasons. The Weather of the Indian Subcontinent: Flood or Drought?

Format: Article
Description: 1 with questions by Yvette C. Rosser for Outreach Asia at Univ. of Texas, 1994
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

The Cyclones of the Seasons. The weather of Indian Subcontinent: Flood or Drought?

Author: by Yvette C. Rosser
Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: Contains: background reading, questions and answers.

The Devi Mahatmya

Author: Swami Sivananda
Format: Book

The Die is Caste

Author: Ranjan Kamath
Format: DVD
Description:

"The Die is Caste is an appraisal of three decades of the Naxalite (extreme left) movement in the state of Bihar, in eastern India. It examines the role of Naxalites (e.g. Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninst) Liberation, People's War Group and Maoist Communist Centre) as agents of socio-political change, employing violence.

"Against the backdrop of Parliamentary and Legislative Assembly elections in Bihar, between 1999-2001, the film portrays the change—over 30 years—in social and political status of the Scheduled Castes (i.e. the lower castes including the Dalits or "Untouchables"); the benefits accruing to the middle castes engineered by the Mandal Commission and the emergence of Laloo Yadav and the consequent violent backlash from the upper-caste landlord militias like the Ranvir Sena.

"The Die is Caste is thus an exploration of caste dynamics in Bihar and raises the question as to whether any benefit has accrued to the Schedule Castes or are they mere pawns on the political chessboard."


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Divine Vision Part One

Format: DVD

The Divine Vision Part Two

Format: DVD

The Dynasty, The Nehru-Gandhi Story

Author: Jad Adams and Phillip Whitehead
Format: Book
Description:

The compelling political biography of the Nehru-Gandhi rule over modern India. Goes w/ videos of PBS (VI97). 343 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1997

The Dynasty: The Nehru - Gandhi Story

Format: Videocassette
Description: A 2-part PBS program, 1997. Unravel the ties of blood, power, and sacrifice that sustained spiritual and political independence in post-imperial India. Although they forged the destiny of their nation, the Nehru family paid a terrible price: partition, civil strife and assassination. Witness the irony and agony of a family that liberated a nation but could not unite it. Time: 180 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Dynasty: The Nehru - Gandhi Story 2

Format: DVD

The Dynasty: The Nehru - Gandhi Story I

Format: DVD

The Edicts of Asoka

Author: N.A. Nikman and Richard McKeon
Format: Book
Description:

About the remarkable Indian ruler, Asoka


Grade level 1: Secondary

The Effect of TV on Culture in India

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program focuses on the cultural effects of television broadcasting in India. It examines the rapid rise of satellite TV and cable channels and discusses their role in altering Indian perceptions about caste, class, and gender. Interviews with Indian academics and representatives from TV and film are combined with specific information on TV viewing habits in urban and rural locations in India. Time: 30 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Emergence of Feminism Among the Indian Muslim Women 1920-1947

Author: Azra Asghar Ali
Format: Book
Description:

Various studies have contributed to understanding the changing position and relevance of Muslim women to society.Some tend to focus on traditional reformers of Muslim womanhood, or, concentrate on the post-independence position of Indian Muslim women. There still remains a gap, therefore, as far as understanding the chain of developments which gradually opened up a place for Muslim women in terms of their private and public lives. Indeed, the gradual process of increasing awareness among Indian Muslim women and the movement for thier emancipation did not occur accidentally or by chance, but rather it was a historical process achieved through different stages. Without knowing these chains of development, it remains difficult to examine how Muslim society in general and Muslim women in particular responded to these changes and challenges during the decades leading to independence and the creation of Pakistan. This book, therefore, seeks to fill the gap identified above as well as to offer some thoughts on the emergence of ''€˜feminism' among Indian Muslim women. It does this by focusing on various kinds of ''€˜spaces' in whichMuslim women were increasingly able to participate in the public sphere, created in large part by changes emanating from the impact of the colonial state. Through the use of the term ''€˜feminism' this study acknowledges its growing popularity in the Indian subcontinent during the period under discussion, albeit among growing Indian middle classes. Size - 291 pages


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Empire of the Great Mughals History Art and Culture

Author: Annemarie Schimmel
Format: Book

The Enchanted Anklet

Format: Book
Description:

In this version of Cinderella, the timeless themes are still to be found, but strikingly presented in the East Indian fashion of saris, golden anklets and festival of the goddess. Size: 31 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The Epic of Pabuji in Performance Man Bhari Devi and Sugana Ram

Format: DVD

The Epic of Pabuji in Performance Parvati Devi Santosh Devi and Hari Ram

Format: DVD

The Epic of Pabuji in Performance Patashi Devi and Bhanwar Lal

Format: DVD

The Epic of Pabuji in Performance Santera Devi and Bhanwar Lal

Format: DVD
Country of origin: Jaipur

The Epic of Pabuji: Jaipur

Author: Elizabeth Wickett
Format: DVD
Description:

Performance w/ booklet


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Epic of Pabuji: Jaisalmer I & II

Author: Elizabeth Wickett
Format: DVD
Description:

2 Disc Performance w/ booklet


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Epic of Pabuji: Jodhpur

Author: Elizabeth Wickett
Format: DVD
Description:

Performance w/ booklet


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Epic of Pabuji: Pabusar

Author: Elizabeth Wickett
Format: DVD
Description:

Performance w/ booklet


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Eye Above the Well

Format: Videocassette
Description: A documentary about life in the Indian state of Kerela featuring superb performance footage, including song dance, martial arts, domestic patterns, sacred texts, love of cinema and small scale business enterprise. ''Johan van der Keuken 's documentation of both the traditional and modern elements of this society is inspirational as well as inventive'': Video Rating Guide. Time: 94 min.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual

Author: By Shemeem Burney Abbas
Format: Book
Description:

The female voice plays a more central role in Sufi ritual, especially in the singing of devotional poetry, than in almost any other area of Muslim culture. Female singers perform sufiana-kalam, or mystical poetry, at Sufi shrines and in concerts, folk festivals, and domestic life, while male singers assume the female voice when singing the myths of heroines in... More qawwali and sufiana-kalam. Yet, despite the centrality of the female voice in Sufi practice throughout South Asia and the Middle East, it has received little scholarly attention and is largely unknown in the West. This book presents the first in-depth study of the female voice in Sufi practice in the subcontinent of Pakistan and India. Shemeem Burney Abbas investigates the rituals at the Sufi shrines and looks at women's participation in them, as well as male performers' use of the female voice. The strengths of the book are her use of interviews with both prominent and grassroots female and male musicians and her transliteration of audio- and videotaped performances. Through them, she draws vital connections between oral culture and the written Sufi poetry that the musicians sing for their audiences. This research clarifies why the female voice is so important in Sufi practice and underscores the many contributions of women to Sufism and its rituals.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Fish King's Power of Truth

Author: Mi-Pham-Rgya-Mtsho
Format: Book
Description:

When the water level in his lake becomes dangerously low, the Fish King prays for rain to save himself and his fellow fish.


Grade level 1: Primary

The Five Fingered Family

Author: Shakta Kaur Khalsa
Format: Book
Description:

The Five Fingered Family has been told, with many variations, in the Punjab region of Northern India for many years. The story came to the author by way of Bibiji Inderjit kaur, whose grandmother told stories to her when she was a little girl. Page: 30 pages


Grade level 1: primary

The Foodlover's Atlas of the World

Author: Martha Rose Shulman
Format: Book
Description:

Guide to how food is grown, sold, prepared and consumed around the world, and so to the people and culture of the world.


The Foundations of Buddhism

Author: Rupert Gethin
Format: Book

The Fourth Stage: A Hindu’s Quest for Release

Format: DVD

The Ganges

Format: Videocassette
Description: This program tells the historical, geographical and human story of the Ganges, which brings fertility and flood from the heights of Tibet to the delta in Bangladesh, watering a fourth of the Indian sub-continent and reflecting the rich panoply of ancient and modern cultures; flourishing and famished; constantly changing and still unchanged Time: 49 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Ganges

Format: DVD

The Great Indian Railway: An extraordinary journey on the trains of India

Format: Videocassette
Description: A puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus. Since 1853, India's railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that compromise Inda. Unfortunately the age of steam is dying. The life of the train is documented in this telling video before its journey comes to an end. Time: 115 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Great Indian Railway: An extraordinary journey on the trains of India

Format: Videocassette
Description: puffing steam train climbs into the Himalaya, a rolling rumble echoes over the holy waters of the Ganges, an astonishing five million commuters rush daily through the Bombay Victoria Terminus. Since 1853, India's railway has been a unifying force. Not only did it physically link distant regions, it also connected the myriad of castes, languages, and religions that compromise Inda. Unfortunately the age of steam is dying. The life of the train is documented in this telling video before its journey comes to an end. Time: 115 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Gujarat Series: An Introduction

Author: Santosh Kumar Das
Format: Book

The Hidden Face of Globalization: What the Corporations Don't Want Us To Know

Format: DVD

The Himalayas: A Syllabus of the Region's History, Anthropology, and Religion

Author: by Tood T. Lewis, and Theodore Riccardi, Jr.
Format: Book
Description:

1 An overview of the history, society, and culture of the Himalayan region. Illustrated with black and white photos and detailed maps. Designed as a tool for teaching about the Himalayan region, providing lists of recommended readings and references in English to accompany each chapter. Size: 239 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Hindu-Arabic Numeral System

Format: Article
Description: in An Introduction to the History of Mathematics by Howard Eves
Grade level 1: College

The Householder

Format: DVD

The Hungry Tide

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Format: Book
Description:

A novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans. A headstrong young American arrives in this lush landscape to study a rare species of river dolphin. She enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator, and soon their fates on the waterways will be determined by the forces of nature and human folly. 


Grade level 1: Middle

The Hunnic Invasion, by Calliope, World History for young People.

Format: Book

The Immortal Kural

Format: Book

The India File (1. Life in Bombay 2. Life in the Village)

Format: Videocassette
Description: Episode 1: Life in Bombay Family life in this modern city is contrasted with a behind-the-scenes look at the movie industry. Storyline: This program about a locality in Bombay centers on family's experiences of living in a poor settlement. Getting to know the family offers the opportunity to challene stereotypes of slum dwellers. Episode 2: Life in the Village A child's view of rural life and landscape. Storyline: Babu, Tina, their father and grandmother set off to visit their cousins in the country. The village in which they live is called Bhilji, situated south of Bombay involving several hours traveling and several different methods of transport. It is the first time that Babu has been to see his cousin Pally and life in Bombay. Facilities in this particular village are much more up-to-date than in the city. Time - 15 minutes per episode
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The India File (3. Arts and Crafts 4. The Struggle for Freedom)

Format: Videocassette
Description: Episode 3: Arts and Crafts Includes block printing, puppet making and the story of ''Bribal and the Pot of Rice''€. Storyline: Handicrafts, both traditional and modern, play an improtant part in any society and Bombay is no exception. In this program a troupe of Rajastani Puppeteers demonstrate their craft. From the art of puppet-making to the drama of performance, we see how the extended family as a whole supports this community. Episode 4: The Struggle for freedom India old and new, including incidents from the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Storyline: The history of Indian independence and the story of the events leading up to it are fascinating. One man considered by many to be the ''€˜Father of the Nation' is Mahatma Gandhi and it is through him that this program weaves its narrative. We are given a portrait of Gandhi's life which is illustrated by many well known incidents, such as the salt march of 1930 which also helps us to understand Gandhi's beliefs, and how his leadership played a central role in the ending of British rule. The program concludes with a montage of India's achievements since independence. Time - 15 minutes per episode
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The India File (Episode 5: Celebrations)

Format: Videocassette
Description: pisode 5: Celebrations The preparations and celebrations associated with the Hindu festival of Holi. The preparations for the festival of Holi begin with collecting the petals of fresh, brightly colored flowers. Storyline: In a district of south Bombay, two children, Sweta from a poor family, and Harsha from a more affluent one, begin making their own preparations for this spring festival. We follow the two families who live quite different festivals: one in a modern block of flats, the other in a traditional settlement called a vadi or courtyard. The way they both approach the festival is contrasted. Time - 15 minutes per episode
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The Indian Ocean

Author: Michael Pearson
Format: Book

The Indus Civilization: Bronze Technology by John L. Frank

Format: Slides
Description: Early civilization in the Indus area Materials: no script Slides: 100
Grade level 1: College

The Indus Valley

Author: Naida Kirkpartick
Format: Book
Description:

This book explores how people in the past lived and what their social, economic, political and cultural life was like. Also learn about how ancient civilizations helped shape your world. 


Grade level 1: Secondary

The Jeans Generation: Urban Indian Teenagers

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This kit contains: 30 interviews with Indian teenagers, 20 photos with information data, 12 study prints, 1 poster of teen culture, 1 magazine ad, 1 copy of a young person's magazine, detailed teacher's guide.
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

The Jewel in the Crown: Volume 1

Format: DVD
Description:

The Jewel in the Crown is set during Japan's conquest of Asia, threatening to invade India from neighboring Burma, while Ghandi is calling on the British to ''quit India''€. 1)Crossing the River: Opening in February 1942, The Jewel in the crown begins in the town of Mayapore where a police superintendent and an English woman, along with multiple other British and Indians, develop the web of drama, love, tragedy and death. 2) The Bibighar Gardens, Questions of Loyalty Time: 200 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Jewel in the Crown: Volume 2

Format: DVD
Description:

3) Incidents at a Wedding, The Regimental Silver 4) Ordeal by Fire, Daughters of the Regiment Time: 200 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Jewel in the Crown: Volume 3

Format: DVD
Description:

5) The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence 6) An Evening at the Maharanee's, Travelling Companions Time: 200 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Jewel in the Crown: Volume 4

Format: DVD
Description:

7) The Moghul Room, Pandora's Box 8) A Division of the Spoils Time: 150 min.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Journal of Asian Studies

Format: Book

The Journey

Author: a film by Harish Saluja
Format: Videocassette
Description:

A family-oriented, comedy drama, The Journey stars Roshan Seth, Saeed Jaffrey (both were in Gandhi), Carrie Preston (My Best friend's Wedding) and Betsy Zajko. The film won 3 Best Film Audience Awards and was shown in over 25 film festivals. It received excellent reviews. Alan Baxter says in The Arts: It is one of the best English language films about Indians in America...anyone who has ever had a parent visit him/her would find it delightful and touching. Time: 96 min.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Journey (soundtrack)

Author: a film by Harish Saluja
Format: CD-ROM
Description: 17 tracks of the soundtrack to the film The Journey.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Killing Terraces

Format: Videocassette
Description: Since February 1996, the Communitst Party of Nepal (Maoist) has been waging a violent struggle in a bid to capture state power in Nepal. From its humble beginnings in five districts, the insurgency has spread all over the country and has now become the foremost challenge facing the state. In 2001, the filmmaker accompanied a group of journalists on a journey to Rolpa, Rukum and Jajarkot, three districts in far-western Nepal that make up the Maoist stronghold. Using exclusive footage of the rebels shot over 26 days in the tough mountainous terrain of this remote region, the film attempts to understand the causes underlying the rise of the Maoists, and its effect on the local people. Size: 45 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

The Killing Terraces

Format: DVD

The King's Choice

Author: by K. Shivkumar
Format: Book
Description: A short illustrated animal fable for children. 1961.
Grade level 1: Middle

The King's Choice

Author: K. Shivkumar
Format: Book
Description:

A short children's story about a lion who was the king of the forest 


Grade level 1: primary

The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857

Author: William Dalrymple
Format: Book

The Little Brown Jay 1998.

Author: Elizabeth Claire
Format: Book
Description:

A traditional Indian tale that weaves a magical connection between a beautiful princess and a small jay. They are able to exchange sweet gifts-- a lovely singing voice inspired by the jay and a new set of feathers adapted from a brilliant blue silk scarf. Ages 3-8. 22 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary

The Living Arts of India; The Music of India

Format: Audio Cassette
Description: Collection of traditional music Time: 45 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Long Search: Indonesia/Buddhism/African Religions

Format: DVD

The Long Search: Islam/Orthodox Christianity/ Judaism

Format: DVD

The Long Search: Protestant/Hinduism

Format: DVD

The Long Search: Taoism/ Alternative Lifestyles/Reflections

Format: DVD

The Lord of Lanka

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description:

Comic magazine 


Grade level 1: Primary

The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme: 25 Years of Experience

Author: Aga Khan Foundation
Format: Book

The Magic of Patience

Format: Book
Description:

A JATAKA tale for kids


Grade level 1: Primary

The Making of Ghoom-Tana

Format: DVD

The Meaning of Life, Buddhist Perspective on Cause and Effect

Author: By Tenzin Gyatso; Translated by Jeffery Hopkins
Format: Book
Description: Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perspective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding that can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering. The Dalai Lama bases his explanations on the Buddha's teachings of dependent arising, showing how every aspect of our suffering -- unhappiness, pain, even old age and death -- is ultimately rooted in our misunderstanding of our true nature. Through detailed discussion and lively questions-and-answers, the teachings of the Meaning of Life address the myriad challenges we may meet daily -- dealing with aggression from both within and without; facing illness and helping someone who is dying; expanding our capacity to feel love for all beings; and reconciling personal responsibliity with the doctrine of selflessness -- all suffused with the Dalai Lama's incomparable intelligence, wit, and kindness.
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Men in the Tree: Revisiting the RSS and Hindu Fundamentalism

Format: DVD

The Men in the Tree: Revisiting the RSS and Hindu Fundamentalism

Format: DVD

The Middleman: Jana Aranya

Author: by Satyajit Ray
Format: Videocassette
Description: 1975, Black and White, Bengali w/ English subtitles Somnath and Sukumar are best friends determined to succeed. But when nieither can find a job, Sukumar becomes a cab driver and Somnath goes into the dubious business of being a ''middleman.'' While he imagines he will become a respectable professional, he is, in Ray's world, deluded. Instead, Somnath soon learns that his success depends entirely on his willingness to break rules-- and hearts. Time: 131 min.
Grade level 1: Adult

The Mosque

Format: Book
Description:

Featuring 378 illustrations, 170 in color. As the outward and visible symbol of Islam, mosques can be found in all parts of the world. Considered the standard work on this subject, this volume traces the history and development of the mosque since its origins in Medina and Mecca at the time of the Prophet Muhammad, explaining its traditional religious and teaching role in Muslim society, as well as its characteristic architectural and decorative features. Many of these features-the mihrab, the dome, the minaret-as well as the use of geometric patterns and calligraphic inscriptions as ornament are ubiquitous but vary widely in style. Length: 288


Grade level 1: Adult

The Mughal Empire

Format: Book
Description:

In a comprehensive and original account, John Richards traces the history of the Mughal Empire, from its foundations in the early 1500s, through its control of almost the entire Indian subcontinent, to its dissolution in 1720. As well as focusing on the military successes of the Mughal emperors and the dynamic nature of their territorial expansion, the austor considers their institutional innovation, the patronage of the arts, their ideology, and their attitude to Islam.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Music of North India

Author: by Marie Joy Curtiss
Format: Book
Description:

1 Portraits of 4 Indian performers: Bhimsen Joshi, vocalist; Pandit Jasraj, vocalist; Vijay Rao, flutist; and Amjad Ali Khan, sarode. Size: 30 pgs.


Grade level 1: Primary

The Muslims of India

Format: Book
Description:

A Documentary Record. This volume presents important documents recording reactions of Muslims in the period following Independence and the Partition of India, and in the subsequent fifty years. Besides key political developments, documents on topics such as Hindu revivalism and Muslim responses, the Babari Masjid question, the Supreme Court's ruling on the Shah Bano case, Rajiv Gandhi's discussions with Muslim leaders and the issue of personal laws, provide insights into Muslim participation in post-Independence polity and society,


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult
Grade level 3: Adult

The Myth of The Holy Cow

Author: D.N. Jha
Format: Book

The Myth of Tibetan Autonomy: A legal analysis of the status of Tibet

Format: Book
Description:

his report does not address the larger issues of Tibet's rights to self-determination, not does it propose or endorse any solution for the status of Tibet. The report is an indictment of the current legal structure of China's ''€˜minority' policies, which fail to grant basic protections to Tibetans. The report demonstrates that many of the regulations which purportedly grant autonomy to Tibet actually give Beijing ultimate control. Size: 61 pp.


Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Nadars of Tamiland: The Political Culture of a Community in Change by Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr.

Author: Robert L. Hardgrave, Jr.
Format: Book
Description:

Classic political science text discusses the rising status of a lower caste community in South India.


Grade level 1: High
Publication details: 1969

The New Cambridge History of India Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates

Author: George Michell and Mark Zebrowski
Format: Book
Description:

The first overall survey of the architectural and artistic heritage of the Deccan Sultanate.


Grade level 1: college

The Old Woman and the Rice Theif

Format: Book
Description: Every night a thief steal s my rice,: the old woman said. And off she went to seek help from the raja. The raja was out hunting, but luckily she met some very clever friends along the way.
Grade level 1: Primary

The Old Women and the Rice Thief

Author: Betsy Bang
Format: Book
Description:

Children's story book 


Grade level 1: Primary

The Pa;ace of Illusions

Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Format: Book

The Panchatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom.

Author: A New translation by Patrick Olivelle.
Format: Book
Description: The Pancatantra is the most famous collection of fables in India and was one of the earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. No other work of Indian literature has had a greater influence on world literature, and no other collection of stories has become as popular in India itself. Patrick Olivelle presents the Pancatantra in all its complexity and rich ambivalence, examining central elements of political and moral philosophy alongside the many controversial issues surrounding its history. This new translation vividly reveals the story-telling powers of the original author, while detailed notes illuminate aspects of ancient Indian society and religion to the non-specialist reader.

The Parrot and the Fig Tree

Format: Book
Description:

A Jataka tale for kids 


Grade level 1: Primary

The Pathans

Format: Videocassette
Description: Bound by a common language, a common heritage, and the powerful unifying force of Islam,Pathans do not acknowledge the geographical boundary between Afghanistan and Pakistan which divided their people. Their code of living is based on personal honor and revenge, and they accept no imposed leadership-as the Soviet invaders of Afghanistan discovered. Can be used for upper grades in High School, background teaching to provide context will be necessary. Size: 45 minutes
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College

The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India

Author: Pratapaditya Pal
Format: Book

The Penguin Atlas of Food

Author: Erik Millstone and Tim Lang
Format: Book
Description:

Who eats what, where and why


The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World

Author: Joni Seager
Format: Book
Grade level 1: Middle

The Peoples of Mainland Southeast Asia

Format: Map
Description: Description of political, religious, and cultural differences of the people in South East Asia.
Grade level 1: Adult
Publication details: Mar 1, 1971

The Prince Who Ran Away

Format: Book
Description:

Buddhism is one of the world's five major living religions. It is older than Christianity or Islam but younger than Judaism or Hinduism, from which it originated. Guatama Buddha was a real person. He was, as this story tells, born to a rajah and his wife in the sixth century B.C. in what is today the country of Nepal.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The Quilt and Other Stories

Author: Ismat Chughtai
Format: Book
Description:

In 1944 Ismat Chughtai successfully defended herself before the Imperial Crown Court against a charge of obscenity for her short story "Lihaaf" - "The Quilt." The narrator of this story, a precocious nine-year old child, is sent to visit an aunt. This aunt, ignored by a husband whose only interest seems to lie in entertaining slim-waisted young boys, suffers from a relentless bodily itch, an itch, her niece discovers, no doctor can cure and only her maidservant can relieve. Frank and often wickedly comic, Chughtai's stories were the imaginative core of her life's work, drawn from memories of the sprawling Muslim household of her childhood. With her mastery of the spoken language, economy of form, and her fine eye for the details of the intricate and hidden world of women's experience, Chughtai captured the evolving conflicts of Muslim India. Her exploration of the myriad and subtle tyrannies of middle-class gentility, and, equally, of those unexpected moments of sexual liberation and spirit, is unrivalled in contemporary Urdu literature


Grade level 1: College

The Rage of the Raj

Author: by Anita Desai.
Format: Article
Description: subtitled: ''How the Festival of India lost India for the New Republic''€
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: Adult

The Rebellion in India, 1857

Author: by F.W. Rawding
Format: Book
Description:

1 1977. Contains photos and illustrations. Size: 48 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition

Author: Tracy Pintchman
Format: Book

The Road to Indian Independence

Format: Videocassette
Description: A glimpse of the dusk of the British Raj in India. Gandhi's philosophy of 'active non-violence' as well as the Civil Disobedience Movement and the blow it dealt to British reign in India is well documented. The film contains interesting insights on the organization of the British Raj.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Rockstar and The Mullahs

Format: DVD

The Saltmen of Tibet

Format: DVD

The Sari Soldiers

Format: DVD

The Sasia Story

Author: Madanjeet Singh
Format: Book

The Servant’s shirt (naukar ki kameez)

Format: DVD

The Sherpas

Format: DVD
Description:

Tracks the lives of three brothers from the Nepalese village Thami. One is a farmer, another a Buddhist monk, and the other an expedition guide. Story portrayed through the fieldwork of anthropologists's. Time: 53 min.


Grade level 1: middle
Grade level 2: Adult

The Sherpas

Format: Videocassette
Description: Tracks the lives of three brothers from the Nepalese village Thami. One is a farmer, another a Buddhist monk, and the other an expedition guide. Story portrayed through the fieldwork of anthropologists's. Time: 53 min.
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

The Sign for Zero by Subhash C. Kak

Format: Article
Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: College

The Sikhs in their Homeland India

Format: Book
Description:

a lushly illustrated guide to the Sikh culture in India.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

The Silk Road

Format: DVD

The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang

Author: Sally Hovey Wriggins
Format: Book

The South Asia Outreach Handbook (1986)

Format: Curriculum Unit
Description: This packet lists the various South Asia Centers around the nation and the resources provided by them. Although compiled in 1986, many of the Centers are still active. This packet also explains the importance of teaching about South Asia.
Grade level 1: High
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy

Author: Abdelkebir Khatibi and Mohammed Sijelmassi
Format: Book

The Square Circle

Format: Videocassette
Description: The vast spaces of rural India set the stage for The Square Circle, a dramatic love story which probles the issue of sexual identity through the experiences of an actor from fold theatre trained to play femail roles, and an innocent village girl. When wayward fate throws them together, the girl is shocked to find that not only does her companion dress and behave as a woman, he prefers being one. In a parallel development, the girl finds she must don men's clothes to ward off men's attentions. Social attitudes to cross-sexuals in India are tempered by a tradition which holds that every individual is made up of masculine and feminine elements in equal balance. Time: 103 minutes
Grade level 1: College
Grade level 2: Adult

The Story of Bhagwan Shri Krishna

Author: Ramanlal Soni
Format: Book
Description:

a children's story on this important Indian figure. Size: 64 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle

The Story of Gandhi

Author: by Rajkumari Shanker
Format: Book
Description:

1 Written for adolescents, with photographs. 1969. Size: 124 pgs.


Grade level 1: Secondary

The Story of India

Author: With Michael Wood
Format: DVD
Description:

Noted British historian Michael Wood hosts this six-part series covering 10,000 years of history in the majestic and mysterious country of India. Fusing modern-day scenes surveying India's people, cultures, and landscapes with analysis of ancient documents and oral histories, Wood charts the nation's spellbinding heritage from the first immigrants to arrive from Africa and the age of Buddhism to the struggle for independence and the glamour of Bollywood. 6 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English.


The Story of Krishna

Format: Slides
Description: The story of the Hindu holy lord. Material: introduction, script, copy of parable of Krishna, teaching strategy, notes Slides:40
Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High

The Story of Mahabharata

Author: Bani Roy Choudhary
Format: Book
Grade level 1: Secondary

The Story of Swarajya, part 2

Author: Sumangal Parakash
Format: Book
Description:

1 The story of India's freedom struggle told from an Indian nationalist perspective. (Swarajya means self-rule). Illustrated, for children ages 12-14. Size: 65 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

The Story of Swarajya, part I

Author: Vishnu Prabhakar
Format: Book
Description:

1 The story of India's freedom struggle told from an Indian nationalist perspective. (Swarajya means self-rule). Illustrated, for children ages 12-14. Size: 65 pgs.


Grade level 1: Middle

The Tale of the Old Fisherman

Author: Muhammad Umar Memon
Format: Book
Description:

Contemporary Urdu Shorty Stories 


The Terracotta Temples of Bengal: A Short Review

Author: Amarendra Nath Roy
Format: Book
Description:

A brief review of the hut-shaped temples of Bengal, their history, their variety, and descriptions. Photographs included. 30 pp.


Grade level 1: Primary
Grade level 2: Middle
Grade level 3: High
Publication details: 1995

The Ulama in Contemporary Islam Custodians of Change

Author: Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Format: Book
Description:

This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the `ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies. Muhammad Qasim Zaman describes the transformations the centuries-old culture and tradition of the `ulama have undergone in the modern era--transformations that underlie the new religious and political activism of these scholars. In doing so, it provides a new foundation for the comparative study of Islam, politics, and religious change in the contemporary world.While focusing primarily on Pakistan, Zaman takes a broad approach that considers the Taliban and the `ulama of Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and the southern Philippines. He shows how their religious and political discourses have evolved in often unexpected but mutually reinforcing ways to redefine and enlarge the roles the `ulama play in society. Their discourses are informed by a longstanding religious tradition, of which they see themselves as the custodians. But these discourses are equally shaped by--and contribute in significant ways to--contemporary debates in the Muslim public sphere.This book offers the first sustained comparative perspective on the `ulama and their increasingly crucial religious and political activism. It shows how issues of religious authority are debated in contemporary Islam, how Islamic law and tradition are continuously negotiated in a rapidly changing world, and how the `ulama both react to and shape larger Islamic social trends. Introducing previously unexamined facets of religious and political thought in modern Islam, it clarifies the complex processes of religious change unfolding in the contemporary Muslim world and goes a long way toward explaining their vast social and political ramifications.


Grade level 1: college

The United States and India 1776-1996: Bridge Over the River Time

Author: M.V.Kamath
Format: Book
Description:

A nicely illustrated book that covers over 200 years of India-US relations. Size: 349 pp.


Grade level 1: Middle
Grade level 2: High
Grade level 3: Adult

The Vajapeya Sacrafice

Format: DVD

The Value of Friends

Format: Book
Description:

A Jataka tale for kids 


Grade level 1: Primary

The Vedic Pravargya Ritual

Format: DVD

The Water and Sanitation Scenario in Indian Metropolitan Cities

Author: Joel Rue, V.S. Saravanan, Marie-helene Zerah
Format: Book
Description:

Relies on four case studies (Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai) on water supply and sanitation in India. 


Grade level 1: College

The World of Apu

Author: Dir.Satyajit Ray
Format: DVD

This India

Author: Sheila Dhar
Format: Book
Description:

This book offers an opportunity to understand kid's involvement with india. It discusses the efforts of India during the last twenty-five years, and discussed how the quality of life has changed in this country since we became independent. 


Grade level 1: secondary

Through Indian Eyes

Author: Donald J. Johnson, Jean E. Johnson and Leon E. Clark
Format: Book
Description:

This book captures the diversity as seen through Indian eyes in readings on history, religion, and social life and contemporary economic and political institutions and practices. 


Grade level 1: college

Tibet Transformed

Format: Book
Description:

A pictorial essay documenting China's colonization of Tibet 


Tibetan Studies Reader/Resource Binder

Format: Info-Pak
Description:

For educators and students Grades K-12


To Earn Our Bread: Performing for Pabuji

Author: Elizabeth Wickett
Format: DVD

Toofan Aur Deeya (English Subtitles) Produced and Directed by V. Shantaram

Format: DVD

Traces of India

Author: Maria Antonella Pelizzari
Format: Book

Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean. An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750

Author: K. N. Chaudhuri
Format: Book

Tragada Bhavai: A Rural Theater Troupe of Gujarat

Format: DVD

Travels in the Mogul Empire

Author: Francois Bernier
Format: Book

Treasury of Indian Tales: book one

Author: Shankar
Format: Book
Description:

Different Indian tales 


Grade level 1: Secondary

Trekking on Tradition

Format: DVD

Triangle Returns: Young Women Continue to Die in Locked Sweatshops

Author: Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Format: DVD

Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram Ladies Troupe

Format: DVD
Country of origin: India
Description:

A kathakali dance performance of the Tripunithura Kathakali Kendram Ladies Troupe. This is part of the great Indian epic, Ramayana.

A rich and flourishing traditon of dance drama can be witnessed in the pictureque state of Kerala, a narrow strip of beautiful land running along the west coast of India.  Here, in th enight, the drums roll, beckoning an audience to a most magnificent spectacle.  Kathakali, a well-developed dance-drama is a performace where traditonally male actors depect characters from the epics of ancient India.


Grade level 1: Adult

Two Great Epics of Asia

Format: Book
Description:

Description of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana 


Grade level 1: Middle

Universal Responsibility and the Good Heart

Author: Tenzin Gyatso
Format: Book

Unveiling India: A Women's Journey

Author: Anees Jung
Format: Book

Using Geography Asia

Format: Book

Valmiki's Ramayana

Author: Amar Chitra Katha
Format: Book
Description:

comic book


Wages of Action, The: Religion in a Hindu Village

Format: DVD

Walls Within

Format: DVD

War and Peace

Format: DVD

Wedding of the Goddess: Pt. 1

Format: DVD

Wedding of the Goddess: Pt. 2

Format: DVD

What’s Going On?: Girl’s Education in India

Format: DVD

Wild Beauty

Author: Kailash Sankhala
Format: Book
Description:

This book is a a study of Indian wildlife.


Grade level 1: Secondary

Women On Film

Format: DVD

Wonders of the Asian World: Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Format: DVD
Description:

Wonders of the Asian World brings to life a broad selection of cultural and natural wonders from the continent and islands of Asia. This sweeping series spans thousands of years of history and features fantastic architectural monuments such as the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal in India, and valuable cultural sites like the majestic Hindu temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Students will also get a firsthand look at natural wonders such as Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and the Ifugao Rice Terraces in the Philippines. Through wonderful footage of World Heritage Sites as identified by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) for their lasting value to humanity, students will gain a unique understanding and appreciation of Asia's rich and diverse history. 


Words On Water

Author: Sanjay Kak
Format: DVD
Description:

Documentary.

Synopsis: "Shasan valo, sun lo aaj - Hamare gaon mein hamaara raaj" (Listen to us, you who rule - our villages, we control). A boat carrying that cargo of defiance begins an urgent journey through the Narmada valley. For more than 15 years, people of the valley have resisted a series of massive dams on their river, and in their struggle have exposed the deceptive heart of India’s development politics. The struggle has forged unusual alliances. Adivasis in the hills, farmers from the Nimad plain, sand-quarriers and fishermen on the river, and middle-class activists. They are ranged against the powerful apparatus of this chosen model of development - ministers, magistrates, police commissioners, the World Bank, and in this era of privatization, multinational corporations. This is a dialogue with authority that is usually conducted across barricades. But through the tumult and slogans, we make our way to the transactions between power and powerlessness, between truth and untruth. In a world where the use of violence has become the arbiter of all political debate, "Words on Water" is about a sustained non-violent resistance, that almost joyous defiance, which empowers the people as they struggle for their rights, yet saves them from the ultimate humiliation of violence.


Grade level 1: High School
Grade level 2: College
Grade level 3: Adult

World Religions for the Classroom

Author: Dorothy Dixon
Format: Book

World View: Afghanistan

Format: Book

Yatri: Folk Bronzes

Format: Book
Description:

Various folk bronzes of India 


Grade level 1: Secondary

Yatri: Folk Theaters

Format: Book
Description:

Different forms of folk theatre in India 


Grade level 1: Secondary

Yes Boss (English Subtitles)

Format: DVD

Zakhm

Format: DVD

Zanjeer (English Subtitles)

Format: DVD


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