Shri Parmanand Research Institute
Srinagar, Kashmir

 
Culture maintains its uninterrupted flow dismantling the man-made barriers between past and present. Its sweet rhythm and ennobling dignity does not at all grow stale. Its self-assigned duty of guarding the sternal values does never become boring. It is a pleasure and an obligation at the same time.

Now the scene has undergone a veritable change - a natural phenomenon, to speak precisely. Sanskrit had become the language of the elite only, and Persian an administrative vehicle of the Sultans. Kashmiri culture had to seek a new medium for its expression, under these circumstances. Moreover, it elected to initiate a rapport with the general masses for which the home-spun idiom, enshrined in the Kashmiri language, offered the only choice for providing tongue to our cultural values. Hence, the form of expression did undergo a change from classical medium to modern vernacular, but the content remained the same. It was definitely a continuous projection of our tradition, built inch by inch by the denizens of this Valley, saturated by the prowess of their mind and spirit.

In the foregoing web pages, an attempt has been made to portray the universal truth that to-day is nothing but the rebirth of yesterday, with its heart-beats intact. Environs do change, irrepressible strains and stresses do haunt the body, yet the soul remains always unaffected and, consequently, unruffled.


 

CONTENTS

  • Abhinavagupta - the Philosopher
  • Bilhana - The Minstrel
  • Ksemendra - The People's Poet
  • Kalhana - The Chronicler
  • The Serpentine Vitasta
  • Panchastavi - A Brief Study
  • Concept of "Maya" - Vedantic and Shaivistic points of view
  • Lalleshwari - An apostle of Human values
  • Habba Khatoon - Philomela of Medieval Kashmir
  • Abdul Ahad "Azad" - The poet of tomorrow
  • Roopa Bhawani in Kashmiri Language and Literature
  • Pilgrim Spots of Kashmir
  • Salient Features of Kashmir Monistic Shaivism
  • Mankha and "Sri Kanthacaritam"
  • The Nilamatpuranam and Kashmir
  • The Nilamata Purana
  • Shaivism & Kashmir's Doctrine of 'Recognition' (Pratyabhijna)
  • Sanskrit Chronicles and Sultans of Kashmir
  • The Social Set-up of Kashmiri Pandits In India
  • Tantricism in Kashmir
  • Kashmir Tantrism
  • Fundamental Aspect of Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism

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