Thursday, June 26, 2014

Presentation of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism to the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

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To celebrate decades of work done by thousands of scholars, historians, curators, professors, and various other experts, our imprint Mandala Publishing and The India Heritage Research Foundation presented the beautiful 11-volume international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism to President Mukherjee today, June 23, 2014, with approximately 500 esteemed guests and dignitaries in attendance.

The guests included Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji; Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Pachauri; Raoul Goff, Mandala Publications CEO and Publisher; Vandana Shiva; Shri L.K. Advani, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha); Dr. Karan Singh, Chairman, Auroville Foundation; Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI; and Father Anil Jose Tomas Couto, Archbishop of Delhi, among many others. 

During his speech, the President focused on the search for truth prevalent in Hinduism. In the search for truth, the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, the most comprehensive collection to date on this most ancient of religions and cultures, is sure to take its place as the definitive resource for both scholars and the general population. Read more about the presentation at India Education Diary, linked here: India Education Diary: President of India receives a copy of Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, founder/chairman of the India Heritage Research Foundation and of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism project, explains:

"The wisdom, truths, teachings, and insights of Indian and Hindu culture are not limited to or applicable to only Hindus or Indians. Rather they belong to the world and can deeply benefit the world. It is, therefore, our aim that the richness of this ancient yet timeless culture and heritage should be made available to the entire world, in a way that is authentic, academic, comprehensive and illuminating. However, of course, the teachings, truths, tenets and insights of Sanatan Dharma took birth in India. Therefore, to have the religious leaders of India present the Encyclopedia to the Honourable President is a beautiful and most-fitting symbol of the 'Unity in Diversity' which is our Mother India."

To learn more about the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, please go to

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fall 2014 Season Catalog

Dear Friends,

Insight Editions is excited to present our Fall 2014 season catalog.

It’s been a busy year for us, as we continue to challenge ourselves by creating even more books that explore music, film, photography, gaming, and more in innovative and visually stimulating ways. Never afraid to think outside the box, we are constantly striving to adapt and evolve with new technology, media, and the interests of our readers.

We are publishing some really spectacular photography books this fall. The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution is a treasure trove of never-before-seen photographs from San Francisco in the 1960s, including images of Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, and Janis Joplin, captured by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall. Similarly, Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons is a collection of the incredible photography of Guy Webster from the same era in Los Angeles, featuring icons like the Rolling Stones, Jack Nicholson, the Beach Boys, and more. Last but not least, Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive is a stunning collection of behind-the-scenes hair, makeup, and wardrobe continuity photographs gathered from the Twentieth Century Fox archive, featuring more than 150 actors from more than 100 Fox classics, including Miracle on 34th Street and The Sound of Music.

We’re honored to announce we will publish expeditionary photographer Art Wolfe’s definitive opus, Earth Is My Witness, which spans forty years and presents the three subjects at the heart of his work—landscapes, wildlife, and cultures on the edge of extinction—in a single masterpiece.

We’re also pleased to announce lots of exciting new products in the comics and gaming world, including everything from The Art of Destiny, the definitive book on the most anticipated video game of the year, and Assassin’s Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: New Employee Handbook to DC Comics: Super-Villains: The Complete Visual History and Marvel Vehicles: Owner’s Workshop Manual.

If we can answer any questions, provide you with more information, or send you review copies or artwork from our books, please let us know.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Announcing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Ultimate Visual History

Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of Turtles comics, television shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History explores each iteration of the Turtles from past to present... Read More

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History
By Andrew Farago; Foreword by Peter Laird
June 2014 | 9.25 x 11 | 192 pages + 23 inserts
Hardcover | $50.00 | ISBN: 978-1608871858

Celebrate 30 years of TMNT with us!
Will you be in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend?

Join us for the book launch at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco thisSaturday, June 14th from 7-9pm!

The opening reception and book launch is free and open to the public, and will feature many special guests and events celebrating three decades of TMNT, including an appearance by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves!

Meet TMNT artists Mark Bode,  Ken Mitchroney, longtime Mirage Studios staffer Molly Bode, and talent fromNickelodeon’s hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, including Executive Producer Ciro Nieli, characterIrineo Maramba, storyboard artist Felipe Smith, and Vice President of Current Series Animation Megan Casey as you enjoy refreshments and pizza from event sponsor Extreme Pizza!

You can get more information and RSVP on Facebook:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Exclusive Discount for Game of Thrones Pop-Up!

Game of Thrones Season 4 finale airs this Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. 

In celebration of the season finale this week, take 40% off the Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros with the code GOTPOPUP.

Still want more? Snag the Game of Thrones House Journals!

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