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Collected Works of Ananda K Coomaraswamy Series

  • HINDUISM and BUDDHISM

    ISBN : 81-7304-227-6
    Edited By :Keshavaram N. Iengar and Rama P. Coomaraswamy

    (1999, xxiii+87pp., notes, index)
    Rs.250.00

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    Originally published in 1943, the two essays are authoritative expositions of the teachings of these religions as understood by those who practised them rather than as understood by scholars and comparative religionists who studied and viewed them from without…Read More

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  • PERCEPTION OF THE VEDAS

    ISBN : 81-7304-254-3
    Edited By :Vidya Nivas Mishra

    (2000, 449pp)
    Rs.800.00

    In 1933, Coomaraswamy published A New Approach to the Vedas, and thereafter he regularly brought out longer and shorter studies of the Vedas and Upani ads till the year 1947. These works were published in a variety of American, European and Indian journals. These essays have been arranged here in this volume in relation to some aspects or the other of Vedic text as one integrated perception…..Read More

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  • SELECTED LETTERS OF ANANDA K. COOMARASWAMY

    ISBN : 19-562306-1
    Edited By :ALVIN MOORE, JR. and RAMA POONAMBULAM COOMARASWAMY

    (1988, xxxiii+479 pp. App., bibl., indexes)
    Rs.250.00

    Ananda K Commaraswamy’s contributions in the field of art and literature are stupendous. But little is known about the man himself. The letters included in this volume, published for the first time, reveal the being of this uncompromising man, who believed in no theories…Read More

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  • SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY AND TEMPORAL POWER

    ISBN : 0-19-5631-43-9
    Edited By :केशवराम एन. लेंगर और राम पी. कुमारस्वामी

    (1993, x+127pp.)
    Rs.200.00

    The Indian theory of government is expounded in this work on the basis of the textual sources, mainly of the Brāhmaṇas and te Ṛgveda. The mantra from the Aitareya Brāhmaṇa (VIII.27) by which the priest addresses the king,…Read More

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  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF NATURE IN ART

    ISBN : 81-207-1643-4
    Edited By :Kapila Vatsyayan
    Rs.350.00

    In the Present work of Coomaraswamy attempts to explain the theory behind medieval European and Asian art, especially art in India. He further supplements the Indian theorywith that of the Chinese. The first principle of his theories is that art does not exist for its own sake;…Read More

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  • THIRTY SONGS FROM THE PUNJAB AND KASHMIR

    ISBN : 81-207-16639
    Edited By :PREMLATA SHARMA

    (1994 xvi+177pp. int., notations, notes)
    Rs.500.00

    The songs published here were recorded by Mrs. Alice Coomaraswamy, who used the Indian name Ratan Devi professionally, with introduction and translation by Ananda Coomaraswamy and a foreword by Rabindranath Tagore.

    Ratan Devi transcribed, with music and words, some of the songs -both classical and folk -she had learnt from her guru Ustad Abdul Rahim of Kapurthala…Read More

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  • VIDYAPATI PADAVALI

    ISBN : 81-8-5120-50-1
    Edited By :Ananda K. Coomaraswamy and Arun Sen

    (1994, 360 pp)
    Rs.550.00

    Vidyāpati Ṭhākur, one of the most renowned medieval Maithilī poets, composed the wreath of songs, the theme of which is the same as that of Gītagovinda the courtship of God and the soul, under the names of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. The story of love told in the poems is an allegorical representation of the yearning of the human soul for the Divine…Read More

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  • WHAT IS CIVILISATION

    ISBN : 019-562373-8

    (1989, xi+193 pp)
    Rs.250.00

    The twenty essays constituting this volume raise fundamental questions, which are both piercing and incisive, in Coomaraswamy’s inimitable style. The first essay delves into Greek and Sanskrit roots of the word “civilization”, its meaning and context. In one unbroken sweep…Read More

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  • Writings on Geology and Mineralogy: Scientific Papers and Comment

    ISBN : 81-7304-373-6
    Edited By :A. RANGANATHAN and K. SRINIVASA RAO

    (2001, xxix+319pp.)
    Rs.700.00

    This volume deals with Ananda K. Coomaraswamy’s contribution to the geology and mineralogy of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The material in the volume has been arranged in three sections: the first contains his articles on geology and mineralogy of Ceylon published in scientific journals; the second includes the classic Ceylon Administrative Reports which he wrote in 1903-06;…Read More

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  • Yaksas: Essays in the Water Cosmology

    ISBN : 019-563385-7
    Edited By :Paul Schroeder (ed.)

    (1993, xviii+339 pp. b&w Plates, index)
    Rs.500.00

    Yakṣas was originally published by the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in two parts (1928 and 1931). Subsequently, Ananda Coomaraswamy re-thought his topic and collected
    a great deal of iconographic and literary material that permitted him to reconstitute a pre-Vedic cosmology with which the Yakṣas, a whole series of pre-vedic and non-Vedic divinities, were intimately associated…Read More

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