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1 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

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

Inner Traditions International, Mumbai, India, 1994, 0-89281-680-5 / 9780892816804, Paperback, 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. 015087

Price: 10.95 USD
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2 Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales

Alain Danielou

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2014, 8121509203 / 9788121509206, Reprint, Hardcover, New, New, 
Man's awareness, from time immemorial, of the power of sound when its notes are arranged in certain patterns to elevate him to the region of absolute bliss or plunge him to the abyss of utter despair, has led him to formulate rules for coordinating sounds to evoke the desired response. In the process he discovered the correspondence between sounds and different aspects of universe; the scales of five and seven notes represent the five elements and seven planets; the movements of these notes in the regions of the twelve octaves have their parallel in the planetary motions across the twelve signs of the zodiac. The obstacles in his path for the formulation of a perfect scale of music in which the acoustic intervals shall be sufficient and simple to give the harmony, which shall evoke such images and feelings that shall transport him to the realms of pure joy, are many. Yet his search has not ceased. This book, Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales by Alain Danielou describes man's unending quest for the right musical scale. This book is unique as it brings out in very velar language the importance of the study of musical scales; for music is the force that cements the relation between terrestrial and cosmic phenomena. Printed Pages: 292. 038117

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

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

Indica Books, Varanasi, India, 2002, 81-86569-33-2 / 9788186569337, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 
Printed Pages: 224. 023647

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4 The Ragas of Northern Indian Music

Alain Danielou

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2010, 812150225X / 9788121502252, Reprint, Hard Cover, 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, covering its intervals and expression, a study of the theme with its characteristic motives and finally a typical development. The present work is based on the author's two-volume Northern Indian Music published in London (but not America) some ten years ago, but long out of print and much sought after by students. It was described by Colin Mason in the Manchester Guardian as "of immense value to any practical musician" and "an invaluable addition to the very scanty literature of fascinating and neglected subject". This new version contains a number of additional Raga-s; the earlier text has been extensively revised and many music examples redrawn for greater clarity and accuracy. Some abridgement has taken place, but only of material which appeared originally for the benefit of Indian readers unfamiliar with Western staff notation, those able to read Sanskrit, and specialists in Sanskrit literature. The book provides modern composers outside India with a source of new inspiration and enables practising musicians to play and study some of the endlessly variegated modes for which Indian music is unique. Printed Pages: 416. 031304

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