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A new illustrated book on Shastra vidya by researcher, writer and illustrator, Harjt Singh Sagoo

Опубликовано: 2017-05-12 18:40:22

A new illustrated book on Shastra vidya by researcher, writer and illustrator, Harjt Singh Sagoo:
 
Shastra vidya: The Ancient Indian Martial Art of the Hindu Kshatriyas
 
With rare textual evidence from ancient Indian scriptures, epics and treatises, such as the Mahabharata, Shukraniti, Agni Purana, Kamandakiya Nitisara, Nitiprakashika, Dhanurveda Samhita, Arthashastra, etc. and nearly 120 illustrations, this book looks at:
 
• The divine origins of Shastra vidya
• Kshatriya duty and philosophy
• Bios of great warrior and warrior gurus
• Guru (master) and shishya (student) relationship
• Marmas (vital points)
• Fist-fighting, palm striking and kicking
• Wrestling (chokes, strangles, bone breaks)
• Uses of the large mace, bhindipala, vajra, bow and arrow, etc.
• Divyastras (divine weapons) and their mantras
• Pre-battle rituals and weapon worship
• A variety of battle formations
• Four enemy-defeating remedies
• Rules of engagement
• Assassination methods
• An extensive glossary
• And much more…
 
It is available from Amazon.
 
Its YouTube trailer: