The volume contains a series of Memorial Lectures in honour of Dr. Anncharlott Eschmann. Three of them contain important contributions to conceptual frameworks of Indian culture and society (by Kapila Vatsyayana, George Pfeffer, GŸnther Sontheimer) whereas others pertain to a broad spectrum of subjects like Vedanta and Sufism (Roma Chaudhary), Science and Religion in India (Johannes Laping), Orissan Art (Thomas Donaldson) and the Idea of Purity in Hinduism (Gaya Charan Tripathi). Moreover the volume contains the English rendering of A. Eschmann`s important German paper "Sign and Icon: Symbolism in Indian Religion".
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