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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 M?r Al?-a... 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 l... Read More
 15 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Song of Songs : From the Sanskrit of the G?ta Govinda of Jayadeva
By Edwin Arnold
Published by Trubner & Co., London - 1875


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 15 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Le Gita-Govinda: Pastorale de Jayadeva
By M. Gaston Courtillier
Published by Ernest Leroux, Paris - 1904
In French

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An illustration from a Gita Govinda series

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 15 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gita Govinda of Jayadeva
With an English introduction by Dr.M.V. Krishna Rao
Published by Satsangha Seva Samithi, Bangalore - 1900

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 9 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The K?dambar? of B?na
By Bana Bhatta and Bhushana Bhatta
Translated by Caroline mary Ridding
Published under the patronage of Royal Asiatic Society, London - 1896


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 1 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Viswaguna Darsana: or Mirror of Mundane Qualities
Translated from the Sanskrit of Venkatachari into English
By Caveli Venkata Ramaswami
Published in Calcutta - 1825


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