This collection contains works created or edited by Ellis Librarian Emeritus Dr. Murarilal Nagar and his wife, Sarla Devi Nagar, a former curator of the MU Museum of Art and Archeology’s South Asian Collection. With topics ranging from library science in India to ancient Indian proverbs to the historical connection between MU and India, every selection included here was "published in the spirit of peace, or 'shanti,' and cultural cooperation." This collection also contains translations of Sanskrit works, accounts of people and places related to OM and Vedanta, and a comprehensive, systematic listing of Indian periodical publications.

Recent Submissions

  • Gandharan Sculpture: A catalogue of the collection in the Museum of Art and Archaeology University of Missouri--Columbia 

    Nagar, Sarla Devi (The curators of the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1981)
    The Gandharan sculpture in the Museum of Art and Archaeology of the University of Missouri--Columbia forms a collection that is almost as old as the Museum itself. The first piece was acquired in 1960, but the major growth ...
  • Adi Shankara Goes To School 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (OM Shanti Mandiram, 2014)
    "Here is a Collection of OMGod Devotees Yahoo Group Emails, discussing and discovering Shankaracharya’s state of being disciple at the Govindeshvara Guph, Omkareshvara, India."--Page 4.
  • Viveka Leads To Ananda 

    Nagar, Murari Lal; Nagar, Sarla Devi (Om Shanti Mandiram, 2001)
    The present volume of the Kendra Patrika on the theme, 'Om -- the Essence of the Vedas', contains very valuable articles on the theme. A few are contributed ones, while the others have been reproduced from authoritative ...
  • Kalpalatāvivekaḥ : Ajñātakartr̥kaḥ 

    Nagar, Murari Lal -- Shastry, Harishankar (Lālabhāi Dalapatabhāī Bhāratīya Sanskr̥ita Vidyāmandira, 1968)
    The present work is a sub-commentary on Kalpalatā. It is natural that it should suggest, as Hemacandra's Viveka does, its relation to the original. The compound 'Kalpapallava-śeṣa' would rightly describe its nature ...
  • The Vikramāṅkadevacarita mahākāvya 

    Bilhaṇa (Governamnet Sanskrit College, 1945)
  • Indo-American library cooperation 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (International Library Center, 1991)
    Maharaja Sayajirao of Baroda (India) was inspired by the progress of American public libraries during his visits to this country. He invited William Alanson Borden to provide similar library services for his own people. ...
  • Bilhaṇa's Vikramāṅkadevacarita and its neo-expounders (1991) 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (University of Missouri, International Library Center, 1991)
    The Vikramāṅkadevacarita mahākāvya of the great Kashmirian poet Bilhaṇa is one of the best (if not the best) historical poem in Sanskrit literature. It follows a new path in poetic composition and blazes a new trail ...
  • First American library pioneer in India 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (Indian Library Institute and Bibliographical Centre, 1983)
    This is a history of the public library movement in Baroda, the first territory not only among the princely states but also in British India to have been provided with universal, compulsory, free primary education and a ...
  • Foundation of library movement in India 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (Indian Library Institute and Bibliographical Centre, 1983)
    This is a history of the public library movement in Baroda, the first territory not only among the princely states but also in British India to have been provided with universal, compulsory, free primary education and a ...
  • Vikramāṅkābhyudayam : a historical Sanskrit campū 

    Śrī Someśvaradeva of Kalyana (Oriental Institute, 1966)
  • The union list of serials : history literature philosophy 

    Nagar, Murari Lal; Sahityacharya, M.A. (International Library Center, 1986)
  • Public library movement in Baroda 1901-1949 

    Nagar, Murari Lal; Sahityacharya, M.A. (International Library Center, 1969)
    This is a history of the public library movement in Baroda, the first territory not only among the princely states but also in British India to have been provided with universal, compulsory, free primary education and a ...
  • Project TULIP : the union list of Indian periodicals (1979) 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (University of Missouri, 1979)
  • Project TULIP : the union list of Indian periodicals (1980) 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (Universitu of Missouri, 1980)
    The Project TULIP is the first attempt made towards the preparation of a systematic and comprehensive list of Indian periodical publications in the Humanities and Social Sciences as a means to compile a union list of ...
  • TEST : The eternal saga of TULIP or composing a union list of serials in the computer age 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (International Library Center, 1986)
  • Savitar : UM Yearbook 1894-2006 : A Splendid Past Revived 

    Soucy, Christine M.; Nagar, Murari Lal (Om Shanti Mandiram, 2013-07)
    This has been the most elusive project in my life! It had been lingering on and on for at least a decade. It is an irony of fate that so many assistants came, began the work, and left it incomplete. The very first one began ...
  • Anuvarga-sūcī-kalpa 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (Bhāratīya Granthālaya Saṅgha, 1953)
  • Laukika-Nyaya-Sangraha 

    Nagar, Murari Lal; Nagar, Sarla Devi (University of Missouri International Library Center, 1998)
    A compilation of Hindu works written in Sanskrit.
  • Siddhavarakuta (Digambara Jaina Siddhakshetra) 

    Nagar, Murari Lal; Canestraight, Linda (Om Shanti Mandiram, 2013)
    Just as Omkareshvar is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the Hindus, Siddhavarakuta is one of the 24 tirthankars of the Jains. There are a number of Jain temples at Siddhavarkuta, the oldest temple has images dating back to ...
  • Mahishmati Mahatmya: An Ancient City of India Glorified Original Sanskrit text with Hindi translation 

    Nagar, Murari Lal (Om Shanti Mandiram, 2013)
    There is some controversy among scholars with regard to the identification of ancient Mahishmati with a town today. Some say ancient Mahishmati is today's Maheshvara. Others argue that today's Omkara Mandhata is ancient ...

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