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 23 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Saiva Saints
By M. Arunachalam
Published by Gandhi Vidyalayam, Mayuram Taluk - 1985

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Karaikkal Ammaiyar, Shaiva Saint

Chola period (880–1279)
ca. late 13th century
India (Tamil Nadu)
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 22 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Some Notes on Indian Artistic Anatomy
By Abanindranath Tagore (1871-195)
Published by Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta - 1914

"Originally appeared in Bengali in the 'Prabasi' (Pous and Magh 1320) and has now been translated by Mr. Sukumar Ray and is reprinted from The ... Read More
 22 May 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Recognizing the Gods
By Vidya Dehejia
Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art
Columbia University

In India, the aim of art was never to imitate nature or to recreate reality through illusionistic devices; rather, the goal was to produce an idealized form. Sculptors d... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Krishna Kills The Tornado Demon Trinavarta
Folio from the "Tularam" Bhagavata Purana

India, Gujarat, Surat (?), circa 1625-1650
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 21 May 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Le Bhâgavata Purâna
Histoire poetic de Krichna
By Eugène Burnouf
Assisted by A. Roussel and E. L. Hauvette-Besnault
Published by Imprimerie Royale, Paris - 1840
In French
Volume 1

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 20 May 2016
Pendant with Narasimha

India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir region
9th-10th century
Jewellery
Copper alloy inlaid with silver; traces of paint

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 20 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Narasimha Disemboweling Hiranyakashipu, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana

India, Himachal Pradesh, Nurpur, circa 1760-1770
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 20 May 2016 Sculpture
Narasimha, the Man-Lion Avatar of Vishnu

India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura region, mid-6th century
Sculpture
Mottled red sandstone

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 8 May 2016 Sculpture
Ayyanar (also spelt Aiyyanar, Ayanar or Iyenar) is a Hindu village god of Tamil Nadu also worshipped by Sri Lankan Tamils. He is primarily worshipped as a guardian deity who protects the rural villages. Most officiating priests are derive from local potter community, but other caste members also ... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term
By Sudipto Das
Swarajya - March 9, 2015

Here I stand, a Hindu, with a constant dichotomy within me as to what it really means—my nationality or my religion.

It’s not a very fortunate thing that even the names by which a major religion, or for that matt... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kusumánjali : or, Hindu proof of the existence of a supreme being
By Udayana Acharya
Edited and translated by Edward Byles Cowell
Printed at The Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1864

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 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
Stri - Women in Epic Mahabharata
By Kevin McGrath
Published by Orient Blackswan - 20111

This book is a study of heroic femininity as it appears in the epic Mahabharata, and focuses particularly on the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, and mother, on how these women speak and on the kinsh... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
India: A Sacred Geography
By Diana L. Eck
Published by RHUS - 2012

Summary:

The renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sac... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama Chastises the Dying Vali, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama and Lakshmana Meet Sugriva at Matanga's Hermitage, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 7 Mar 2016 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Ways to Shiva: Life and Ritual in Hindu India
By Joseph M. Dye
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1980

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Siva Lilarnava
By Nilakantha Diksita
Published by Sri Vani Vilas Press, Srirangam - 1911

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God Shiva and his consort Parvati are shown seated in glory as if on a mountain-top in the Himal... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as the Supreme Teacher

India, Tamil Nadu, 950-1000
Sculpture
Granulite

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Ravana Receiving the Pashupata Weapon from Shiva

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Bearing the Descent of the Ganges River, folio from a Hindi manuscript by the saint Narayan

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, Bathu, circa 1740
Watercolor

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