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 7 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Rishis in Indian Art and Literature
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Kanak Publications, New Delhi - 1981

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Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities.

A rishi, probably Vasishtha, ... Read More
 6 Apr 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
How The Classic Indian Epic Texts Continue To Shape Our Consciousness
By Subhash Kak
Swarajya - Aug 28, 2016

Classic epic texts like the Mahabharata, and those pertaining to the epic song and dance traditions, like the Natya Shastra, are explored at length in this essay.

There is a brief... Read More
 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
RAMAVIJAYA - The mythological history of Rama
Published by Dubashi & Co., Bombay - 1891

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 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digiital Rare Book:
The Holy Lake of the Acts of Rama
An English Translation of Tulsi Das's Ramacharithamanasa
By W. Douglas P. Hill
Published by Oxford University Press - 1952

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The coronation of Rama and Sita
Jaipur, 19th century

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 5 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
Ramayana of Valmeeki - Balakhanda
Rendered into English with exhaustive notes
By C.R. Sreenivasa Ayyangar
Printed at The MM Press, Madras - 1910

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 1 Apr 2017 New Books
New Book:
Panchatantra
By Vishnu Sharma
Translated into English by Rohini Chowdhury
Published by Penguin Random House India - 8 March 2017

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Evergreen animal fables, now in this classic keepsake edition
Composed in Sanskrit in around 300 ce, the Panchatantra... Read More
 31 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Two centuries of Bhartrihari
By Charles Henry Tawney (1838-1922)
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1877

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 31 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Satakas or Wise Sayings of Bhartrihari
Translated from Sanskrit by John McFarland Kennedy
Published by T.Werner Laurie Ltd., London - 1913

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 30 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digita Rare Book:
Maharaja Bhojaraja's Sringara Prakasha
The great 10th century work on poetry and rhetoric
First Eight Chapters
Manuscript collated by Late His Holiness The Yatirajaswami of Melkote
Edited by G.R.Josyer
Foreword by Sir C.P.Ramawamy Iyer
Printed at The coronation Press, Mysore - 1... Read More
 7 Mar 2017 Article/Essay
Article:
Persian poet's 700-year-old manuscript, signed by Shah Jahan, at Asiatic Society
By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey
Times News - Mar 6, 2017

KOLKATA: He expressed the spiritual experiences of a mystic, in love with his beloved. In his own enchanting way , he wove themes of ambiguity into his po... Read More
 7 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Cultural History of India
Edited by A.L. Basham
Published Oxford University Press - 1975

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 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kurma Purana
A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition
By Nilmani Mukhopadhyaya
Published by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1890

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'Vistnoo appeared partly as a Tortoise and partly as a man to afford his assistance to... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Article/Essay
Calligraphy in Ancient India
By Vedveer Arya
ITIHASA

Ancient Indians had developed the art of Calligraphy around post-Mauryan era. Ikshvaku kings of Andhra were probably the first who used calligraphy in their inscriptions. In fact, the so-called Siddhamatrika script is a calligraphy of Brahmi s... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Purana text of the dynasties of the Kali Age
By Frederick Eden Pargiter
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1918

"Accounts of the dynasties that reigned in India during the Kali age are found in the Matsya, Vayu, Brahmanda, Visnu, Bhagavata, Garuda, and Bhavisya Purana... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Markandeya Purana
Translated by F. Eden Pargiter
Published by The Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1904

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Kali slaying the demons Chanda and Munda, Markandeya Purana, opaque wat... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Markandeya Puranam
Translated into English by Manmatha Nath Dutt
Published by H.C.Dass, Calcutta - 1896

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 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Padmavati : Opéra-ballet en deux actes
By Albert Roussel
Libretto by Louis Laloy
Published by A. Durand & fils, Paris - 1919
In French

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Padmâvatî is an opera in two acts by the French ... Read More
 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
PADMAVATI
by A.G.Shirreff
Published by The Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1944

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PROLOGUE
Metrical epic on the life of the Rajput heroine, Padmavati was written by Malik Muhammad J... Read More
 29 Jan 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Padumawati of Malik Muhammad Jais
Translated by G.A.Grierson and Mahamahopadhyaya Sudhakara Dvivedi
Published by The Asiatic Society, Calcutta - 1896

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 15 Jan 2017 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Smile of Murugan - On Tamil Literature of South India
By Kamil Zvelebil
Published by BRILL - 1973

A comprehensive introduction to South Indian (Tamil) Sangam Literature, in the wide context of tradition and culture of ancient South India.

Kamil Václav Zvelebil (1927 - ... Read More