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 4 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
MAHABHARATA - THe Epic of Ancient India
Condensed into English Verse
By Romesh Chunder Dutt
With an introduction by F.Max Muller
Published J.M.Dent & Co., London - 1899

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 31 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Brihat Jataka of Varaha Mihira
Translated into English by N. Chidambaram Iyer
Printed by Thomson & Co., Madras - 1905
Second Edition - Revised and Enlarged

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 23 May 2013 Article/Essay
Scientific opinion:
A critical study of the work - VYMANIKA SHASTRA
By H.S.Mukunda, S.M.Deshpande, H.R.Nagendra, A.Prabhu and S.P.Govindaraju
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 1974

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 21 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Music from Various Authors
By Rajah Comm. Sourindro Mohun Tagore
Published by I. C. Bose & Co. - Calcutta - 1882


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This is a page from a series of 32 paintings from a ragamal... Read More
 20 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ragas and Raginis
By Professor O.C.Ganguly
Published by Nalanda Books - 1935


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Album leaf (recto). Ragamala. A: Woman with fireworks. B: Karnati Ragini. C: Karnati Ragini. D: Bhairavi Ragini. On paper.
18th century
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 18 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Music of India
By Herbert Arthur Popley
Published by Association Press, Calcutta - 1921


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 18 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Princess listening to music
Guler, India
ca. 1810-ca. 1820
Gouache on paper
Pahari style

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 18 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Brush drawing on paper, with touches of red, depicting drawings of a female musician.

Rajasthan, India (Jodhpur or Bikaner)
c. 1820

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 18 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Ladies embracing, attended by servants with wine and music, and a servant with a peacock fan.

18th century AD
Watercolour and gilt on paper
Mughal

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 18 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A lady seated on a chair on a terrace with two attendants listening to music. Signed.

18th century
Mughal Style

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 18 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Drawing. Two lovers listening to music played by women. Drawn on paper. Nala and Damayanti (?).

18th century
Pahari Style (Pahari School)

This term refers to paintings created in the small Rajput courts of the Punjab Hills. While the Pahari region was occupied from the 7th century onwards,... Read More
 17 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A shaykh and companions listen to music at night. (c.1645)
La'lchand (artist, attributed)

Watercolour and gilt on paper

An album of 41 Indian paintings, chiefly from the Shahjahan period (1628-1658), expressive of the Mughal lineage of Shahjahan; with 37 calligraphic specimens by Mīr Alī... Read More
 17 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Album leaf. Devotion. Music. Woman visiting hermit playing vina with attendant and dog.
On paper.

18th century
Mughal style

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 17 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SANGITARATNAKARA OF SARNGADEVA
With Kalanidhi of Kallinatha and Sudhakara of Simhabhupala
Edited By Pandit S. Subrahmanya Sastri
Vol. I - Adhyaya I
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras -1943

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 17 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Ragas of Karnatic Music
By N.S.Ramachandran
Published by University of Madras - 1938

The logic of the theory of Karnatic Music cannot be understood without a historical study of its development. Such an estimate would show that even from remote ages the North and South wer... Read More
 17 Apr 2013 New Books
New Book:
Ragamala: Paintings from India
By Anna L. Dallapiccola, Catherine Glynn, Robert Skelton
Published by Philip Wilson Publishers - 2011

Ragamala is a unique form of Indian miniature painting developed by combining a variety of sources including musical codes and accompanying poetry to ind... Read More
 16 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
The Ragas in Ragamala

Six are male (parent) ragas; the thirty raginis are their wives and the remaining forty-eight are their sons. These are listed is as follows:

(1) Parent Raga: Bhairav raga
Wives: Bhairavi, Bilawali, Punyaki, Bangli, Aslekhi. Sons: Pancham, Harakh, Disakh, Bangal, Madh... Read More
 16 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
RAGAMALA Paintings are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the 'Garland of Ragas', depicting various Indian musical modes, Ragas. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art, poetry and classical music in medieval India.

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 16 Apr 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
What is Ragamala?
By Lizzie Watson

Lizzie Watson, exhibition curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery, traces the origins of this genre of Indian miniature painting back to its roots in ancient Indian music

For 400 years it was one of the most prolific genres of Indian miniature painting, ye... Read More
 16 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A leaf with two Ragamala Illustrations: ASAVARI RAGINI AND MEGHA (?) RAGINI, India, Deccan, Hyderabad, circa 1760

Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a double-sided leaf, each page with text above the miniature in red and black nast’aliq script on cream paper, red borders, recto numbered in... Read More