Archive for December, 2014

TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE

B. Tirumala As defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity, Article 8 (j): Traditional knowledge refers to the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities around the world. Developed from experience gained over the centuries and adapted to the local culture and environment, traditional knowledge is transmitted orally from generation to gene

SOME RARE DEPICTIONS OF NAIGAMESHA

V. Sandhiyalakshmi

In an unpublished gold coin of Huviska (140 CE), son of Kanishka the Kushana king, there is a goat-faced deity (plate 1), facing forward, with a halo behind his head. He holds a standard surmounted by a rooster and fillet in his right hand, the left resting on the hilt of a sword tied to his waist- girdle.  He is