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The Ragas of Northern Indian Music

By: Alain Danielou

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031304

ISBN: 812150225X

Condition: New


The first part of the book traces the history of Indian music and the continuity of its theory and practice for more than two thousand years. It is based on many years' research into the vast ancient Sanskrit literature of music. These valuable technical treatises, which lie in the form of scarcely catalogued manuscripts throughout the public and private libraries of India, had hitherto remained unemplored. Part Two transcribes and studies in detail 50 typical Raga-s. Each is preceded by a Sanskrit poem in translation which depicts the atmosphere; then follows an analysis of the scale, coverin... View more info

India: A Civillization of Difference. The Ancient Tradition of Universal Tolerance

By: Alain Danielou

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Rochester, USA, Inner Traditions: 2013

Seller ID: 037650

ISBN: 1594770484

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A collection of Daniélou's writings that builds a bold and cogent defense of India's caste system • Looks at the Hindu caste system not as racist inequality but as a natural ordering of diversity • Reveals the stereotypes of Indian society invented to justify colonialism • Includes never-before-published articles by the internationally recognized Hindu scholar and translator of The Complete Kama Sutra (200,000 copies sold) In classical India social ethics are based on each individual's functional role in society. These ethics vary according to caste in order to maximize the individual's... View more info

Sacred Music: Its Origins, Powers, and Future: Traditional Music in Today's World

By: Alain Danielou (Shiva Sharan); Articles selected and Presented By Jean-Louis Gabin

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Varanasi, India, Indica Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023647

ISBN: 8186569332

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 224. View more info

Complete Kama Sutra: The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text By Vatsyayana Including the Jayamangala Commentary from the Sanskrit By Yashodhara and Extracts from the Hindi Commentary By Devadatta Shastra

By: Alain Danielou (trs.); Prepared with the Help of Kenneth Hurry

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Mumbai, India, Inner Traditions International: 1994

Seller ID: 015087

ISBN: 0892816805

Condition: New


This definitive volume is the first modern translation of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra to include two essential commentaries: the Jayamangala of Yashodhara and the modern Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shastri. Alain Danilou spent four years comparing versions of the Kama Sutra in Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, and English, drawing on his intimate experience of India, to preserve the full explicitness of the original. I wanted to demystify India, he writes, to show that a period of great civilization, of high culture, is forcibly a period of great liberty. Printed Pages: 573. View more info