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 16 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Book :
The Mirror of Gesture - Being the Abhinaya Darpana of Nandikesvara
Translated into English
By Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy and
Gopala Kristnayya Duggirala
Published by Harvard University Press - 1917

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 15 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Aesthetic Experience According To Abhinavagupta
By Raniero Gnoli
Published by Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, Varanasi - 1968

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The Natyashastra

In India, the study of ae... Read More
 8 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
BHASA
By A.S.P. Ayyar
Published by Madras Law Journal Office, Madras - 1942

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Bhāsa is one of the earliest and most celebrated Indian playwrights in Sanskrit, predating Kalidasa.

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 7 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Abhinayadarpanam
A Manual of Gesture and Posture used in Hindu Dance and Drama
By Nandikeshvara
Translated into English by Manmohan Ghosh
Published by Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta - 1957

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 6 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The NATYASASTRA ascribed to Bharata Muni
Translated into English by Manmohan Ghosh
Published by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1961
Volume 2

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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
 5 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The NATYASASTRA ascribed to Bharata Muni
Translated into English by Manmohan Ghosh
Published by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1951
Volume 1

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 4 Jul 2019 Article/Essay
Essay:
Difference between North Indian music and South Indian music
By Pratik Kashallu
Published in swarmanttra.com

Is that ‘Much Ado About Nothing?’ No certainly not…as both the basic types of Indian Classical Music, i.e. North Indian classical music and Carnatic Classical Music have some funda... Read More
 4 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Study of Abhinavabharati on Bharata's Natyasastra And Avaloka on Dhananjaya's Dasarupaka
By Manjul Gupta
Published by Gian Publishing House, New Delhi - 1987

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 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
 2 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Manasollasa of King Somesvara
Edited by Gajanan K. Shrigondekar
Published by Oriental Institute, Baroda - 1939
Volume 2

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The Mānasollāsa, also known as Abhilashitartha Chintamani, is an early ... Read More
 1 Jul 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Manasollasa
Edited by Gajanan K. Shrigondekar
Published by Central Library, Baroda - 1926
Volume 1

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The Mānasollāsa, also known as Abhilashitartha Chintamani, is an early 12th-century Sanskrit ... Read More
 29 Jun 2019 Article/Essay
Essay:
Carnatic music - Centred upon centuries
By T. M. Krishna
Published in The Hindu - 22 January 2011

From the 15th century many treatises have documented and explained various aspects of music that give us a perspective of changes and developments. Below are some of them. Svaramela Kalanidhi... Read More
 29 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Samgraha Chudamani of Govinda
and The Bhattara Mela Karta of Venkata Kavi
Edited by Pandit S. Subrahmanya Sastri
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras - 1938

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 28 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva
Translated into English with detailed Notes by Dr. Kunhan Raja
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras -1945
Vol. 1 - Chapter 1

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 27 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
Revised by S. Sarada
Published by The Adyar Library, Madras -1951
Vol. 3 - Adhyayas 5 - 6

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 26 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
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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. 4 - Adhyaya 7

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 25 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
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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