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 25 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SANGITARATNAKARA (Ocean of Music)
By SARNGADEVA
With Kalanidhi of Kallinatha and Sudhakara of Simhabhupala
Edited By Pandit S. Subrahmanya Sastri
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras -1944
Vol. 2 - Adhyaya 2-4

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 24 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
SANGITARATNAKARA (Ocean of Music)
By SARNGADEVA
With Kalanidhi of Kallinatha and Sudhakara of Simhabhupala
Edited By Pandit S. Subrahmanya Sastri
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras -1943
Vol. I - Adhyaya I

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 23 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kamoda Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series
Opaque watercolor on paper
ca. 1605-1610
Mughal style, Subimperial

Indian Paintings of Musical Themes

The most prevalent form of classical music in northern India is the raga. A raga is not a composed piece of music but an established set of tonal, rh... Read More
 23 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Sangita Darpanam (Mirror of Music)
By Chatura Damodara Pandita (16th century)
Edited by K. Vasudeva Sastri
Published by S. Gopalan, Tanjore - 1952

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Sangita Darpana of Damodara was written in th... Read More
 22 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kedar Ragini
Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes),ca. 1690–95
Painted by Ruknuddin
India (Bikaner, Rajasthan)

The artist Ruknuddin has combined creatively a number of ragamala texts to make this evocative masterpiece. Following artistic precedent and the texts, he shows an asc... Read More
 22 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Svaramelakalanidhi (A work on music)
By Ramamatya (1550 CE)
Edited by M.S. Ramaswami Aiyar
Published by Annamalai University, Madras - 1932

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Swaramelakalanidhi is a much celebrated musicologica... Read More
 21 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Brhhaddesi of Sri Matanga Muni
Edited by Prem Lata Sharma
Assisted by Anil Bihari Beohar
Published by Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi - 1994
Volume 2

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 20 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Vasant Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes),early 17th century
India (Rajasthan, Amber)

Vasant (spring) is evoked here by the dancing nobleman playing the role of Krishna in celebration of the coming of spring, witnessed by the flowering plants in the foreground, the fl... Read More
 20 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Essay:
Important Treatises on Carnatic Music
By Harini Raghavan
Published in Nadasurabhi.org

Tracing the origin of music is not an easy task. Great minds have delved deep into the past to take a glimpse of the primitive music, but failed to obtain any authentic facts. Indian music however traces... Read More
 20 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Brhhaddesi of Sri Matanga Muni
Edited by Prem Lata Sharma
Assisted by Anil Bihari Beohar
Published by Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi - 1992
Volume 1

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 21 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
The Yoga Upanishads
By T.R. Srinivasa Ayyangar
Edited by Pandit S.Subrahmanya Sastri
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras - 1938

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A marble figure of a Jina
Gujarat or Rajasthan, circa 11th... Read More
 14 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Principles of Indian Silpasastra
With the Text of Mayasastra
By Phanindra Nath Bose
Foreword by Dr. James H. Cousins
Published by The Punjab Sanskrit Book Depot, Lahore - 1926

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Shilpa Shastras literally means the Science of Shilpa (art... Read More
 11 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Dasavataracharita Of Kshemendra
Edited by Pandit Durgaprasad and Kasinath Pandurang Parab
Published by The Nirnaya-Sagara Press, Bombay - 1891

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Kshemendra (c. 990 ? c. 1070 CE) was a Kashmi... Read More
 22 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Epigraphical Echoes of Kalidasa
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Thompson & Co., Madras - 1944

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Aihole inscription of Ravi Kirti Read More
 16 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Essay:
Vedas,Smritis And Ambedkar
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya - Nov 15, 2015

Ambedkar rejected the Aryan race/ invasion theory. He admired the Vedic civilization, and saw the implementation of the Manu Smriti as the beginning of the degeneration of Hindu society, from casteism to the treat... Read More
 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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Image:
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities.

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 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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Image:
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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