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 5 Jul 2019 Article/Essay
Essay:
Legacy Of Kashmir, The Forgotten Land Of Beauty And Knowledge — Part I
By Professor Subhash Kak
Published in Swarajya - August 06, 2016

This is the first essay in a four-part series about the important contributions of Kashmir to Indian culture. It throws light on the early history of the... Read More
 3 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Abhinava Gupta
By G.T. Deshpande
Published by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi - 1989

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Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1016 AD[1][2]) was a philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir. He was also con... Read More
 17 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Speaking of Siva
Edited and translated by A.K. Ramanujan
Published by Pengiun Books, England - 1973

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Speaking of Siva is a book of vacanas. A vacana is a religious lyric in Kanna... Read More
 16 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Purandara and the Haridasa Movement
By M.V. Krishna Rao
Published by Karnatak University, Dharwar - 1966

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Fountainhead of Carnatic music
By G.Dwarkanath
Published in The Hindu - December 02, 20... Read More
 15 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Srikara Bhashya
Being the Virasaiva Commentary On The Vedanta Sutras
By Sripati (ca. 14th century)
Edited by Rao Bahadur C. Hayavadana Rao
Printed at The Bangalore Press, Bangalore - 1936

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 10 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Secret of the Veda
By Professor Subhash Kak
Published in Medium - Apr 14,2019

Most people are perplexed about the Vedas. Very few have read them, and those who have find them difficult to understand. They can’t make sense of its many divinities, sacrifices, rituals, riddles and parado... Read More
 23 Jun 2017 Rare Photographs
South entrance, Chenna Kesava Temple, Belur - 1895

This photograph of the Chennakeshava Temple, Belur taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.This temple was built at the behest of the Hoysalan king Vishnuvardhana in 1117 AD. The ... Read More
 23 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kesava Temple At Belur - Volume 1
By Ramanujapuram Narasimhachar
First published in Volume 63 of Indian Historical Researches - 1911

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Photograph from an album of 40 albumen prints by... Read More
 22 Jun 2017 Rare Photographs
Carved friezes at base of the Keshava Temple shrine at Somnathpur - 1865

Photograph of a detail of carved friezes at base of the Keshava Temple shrine at Somnathpur, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s from the 'Photograph album of Major General Jackson Muspratt Muspratt-Williams'. The... Read More
 22 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kesava Temple At Somanathapur - Volume 2
By Ramanujapuram Narasimhachar
First published in Volume 64 of Indian Historical Researches - 1916

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 21 Jun 2017 Rare Photographs
Details of carvings at the Prasanna Chennakesava temple, Somnathpur - 1895

This photograph of the Prasanna Chennakesava temple, Somnathpur taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. The Keshava Temple at Somnathpur near Mysore, comp... Read More
 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
 20 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies In Indian Temple Architecture
By Pramod Chandra
Published American Institute of Indian Studies - 1975

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Photograph of the shrine of the Kailasanatha Temple, Chingleput District, K... Read More
 16 Jun 2017 Rare Paintings
Brihadishvara temple at Thanjavur - 1785

Watercolour of the Brihadishvara temple at Thanjavur with a tank in the foreground, by Elisha Trapaud (1750-1828), c.1785.

Thanjavur was established and used by the Chola rulers in the 9th-12th centuries; it later became a Nayaka stronghold in the 16th-1... Read More
 15 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Manasara On Architecture And Sculpture
By Prasanna Kumar Acharya
Published by Oxford University Press, London - 1933

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?A Vimana consisting of three stories,? (from Ram Raz, Essay on the ... Read More
 13 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
The Ram Raz Collection
By Dr. Jennifer Howes ? South Asia Specialist, Art Historian
Published in Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

In the Royal Asiatic Society?s library, there are 55 drawings that were used to illustrate the first ever attempt to interpret Sanskrit vastu... Read More
 13 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
Essay on the Architecture of the Hind?s
By Ram Raz
Native Judge and Magistrate at Bangalore; Corresponding Member of The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Published for The Royal Asiatic Society by John William Parker, London - 1834

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 12 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Saiva Saints
By M.Arunachalam
Published by Gandhi Vidyalayam, Tiruchitrambalam - 1985

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Tirmankaiyawar holding a sword in the right hand and a shield in the left

Holding a sword in t... Read More
 11 Jun 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Temple Architecture
By F. H. Gravely
Printed by The Superintendent, Government Press, Madras - 1936

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At the Chamundi Temple in Mysore - 1855
Photograph
By Willam Henry Pigou

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 11 Jun 2017 Article/Essay
Essay:
Designing a New Hoysaḷa Temple in Karnataka
By Adam Hardy
Professor of Asian Architecture, The Welsh School pf Architecture

"Designing a New Hoysaḷa Temple in Karnataka." In Proceedings of 2009 Conference of European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art. Vienna, Austria: Univer... Read More