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Aesthetics — Approaches, Concepts and Problems
Rs.1,100.00
This work may well be expected to serve as an introduction to the study of aesthetics, suitable alike to the needs of our students and the general reader. A fair part of it deals with some of the more difficult concepts and problems one encounters in contemporary Western philosophical discourse on a...
Aesthetics — Kala aur Saundarya ka Darshanik Vivecana
Rs.600.00
After its attainment of Independence, India has witnessed the quickening of a new life in the field of art as well. Cultural exchanges between its various regions have shown a marked upswing, and reflection on cultural matters has also increased beyond expectations. Concurrently, in quite a few of o...
Aesthetics — Kala aur Saundarya ka Darshanik Vivecana
Rs.280.00
After its attainment of Independence, India has witnessed the quickening of a new life in the field of art as well. Cultural exchanges between its various regions have shown a marked upswing, and reflection on cultural matters has also increased beyond expectations. Concurrently, in quite a few of o...
Art as Dialogue — Essays in Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience
Rs.200.00
This refreshingly original work presents a totally new methodology for understanding the concept of aesthetic experience. The traditional model of explaining this experience through the dichotomy of the creator, beholder or critic on the one hand, and the object of art, on the other is challenged an...
Art of Tabla-Rhythm: Essential, Tradition, and Creativity
Rs.550.00
This authoritative work deals comprehensively with Tabla rhythm, focusing on the performed art with an eye to its history and aesthetics. It is aimed at the Tabla student, the Tabla performer, as well as the inquiring listener of Hindustani music, for whom it encapsulates a Tabla practitioner's...
Art, Aesthetics and Philosophy
Rs.420.00
The savants of the twentieth century have excavated the past to discerningly reveal the present. Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and Ananda Coomaraswamy, among others, interpreted Indian aesthetics, civilization, culture and philosophy unearthing the Indian wisd...
Art, Beauty and Creativity — Indian and Western Aesthetics
Rs.600.00
When the 18th century German philosopher, A.G. Baumgarten first introduced’ Aesthetics’ as an academic discipline to deal with the philosophy of beauty, he couldn’t possibly have anticipated the controversies that have lately been raised by logical positivists, analytical schools, ...
Avenues to Beauty
Rs.580.00
This book may well be expected to interest one and all, if only because of the diversity of its content and the way it has been presented. It has something of value for lovers of both contemporary and traditional thinking on the arts. Essays on “Aesthetics Today”, “The Quest for Ke...
Bharatiya Chau-Nritya: Itihas, Sanskriti Aur Kala
Rs.3,800.00
Chhau dance has an unbroken relation with the essence of Indian culture. This dance form that flourishes in the forest-areas of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal has already attained widespread acclaim, internationally, as an art. By its distinct confluence of the classical and folk traditions, thi...
Buddhism as/in Performance — Analysis of Meditation and Theatrical Practice
Rs.500.00
Professor George has ventured into a comparatively unchartered area seeking, as he does, to explore the art and concept of performance in Buddhism — more specially in the context of Buddhist meditation and theatre. Spelling out the epistemology of performance in all its different connotations ...
Celestial Nagasvaram
Rs.1,200.00
Nagasvaram, world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument, is known as mangala vadyam (auspicious instrument), and raja vadyam (king of all instruments). This popular wind-group musical instrument is well known all over the south Indian states, more specifically in Tamil Nadu. Its origin is as...
Dhvani — Nature and Culture of Sound
Rs.400.00
Dhvani (Sound/Nada) is a profound experience that envelopes us from birth to death. Yet it is not easily fathomed. Its description by an accoustic engineer is very different from that of a musician, a linguist, a city planner, or a neurologist. The IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts),...
Dhvani and Structuralist Poetics
Rs.600.00
Dhvani and structuralist poetics emerge as the two primary theoretical frameworks in which the reality of inquisition and propagation of comprehensibility and creativity of the artistry could be well-conceived, exposed and implied. In each of the two systems, the maturity of conception and universal...
Dramatic Concepts, Greek and Indian — A Study of the Poetics and the Natyasastra
Rs.890.00
This study offers a fresh approach in comparing ancient Greek and Indian dramatic theories. Instead of treating the Poetics and the Natyashastra as Western and Eastern viewpoints, it places them within the broad framework of ancient Indo-European culture and the art of sacred drama (hieropraxis). It...
Dramatic Version of Major Seven Upanishads — (With Original Text, Transliteration and Translation)
Rs.1,100.00
The Upanishads reveal the nature of true vidya: it is the knowledge which leads to the understanding of Brahman which alone is the Reality in the world of appearances. The dramas by Shri Mani Iyer based on the Upanishads render the meaning of the Upanishads in an interesting and captivating manner s...
Dramatic Version of Major Seven Upanishads — (With Original Text, Transliteration and Translation)
Rs.595.00
The Upanishads reveal the nature of true vidya: it is the knowledge which leads to the understanding of Brahman which alone is the Reality in the world of appearances. The dramas by Shri Mani Iyer based on the Upanishads render the meaning of the Upanishads in an interesting and captivating manner s...
Elements of Hindustani Classical Music
Rs.350.00
Hindustani classical music, a jewel in the crown of the Indian musical tradition, has become increasingly popular in South India and abroad over the last few decades. This book attempts to present a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the fundamental concepts and aspects of Hindustani classical...
Elements of Hindustani Classical Music
Rs.600.00
Hindustani classical music, a jewel in the crown of the Indian musical tradition, has become increasingly popular in South India and abroad over the last few decades. This book attempts to present a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the fundamental concepts and aspects of Hindustani classical...
Folk Songs from Uttar Pradesh
Rs.550.00
Blowing of a conch-shell and/or ringing of a hand bell and/or singing a song to welcome the evening twilight in front of a tulsi plant is a nostalgic scene from India’s past. For the majority of the young Indian population, this daily routine is only depicted on picture postcards or in Bollywo...
Hindustani Music — A Tradition in Transition (Hb)
Rs.1,300.00
“Hindustani Music: A tradition in transition” is a wide-ranging survey of the North Indian tradition of classical music during the post-independence period. Explicitly, this book addresses music lovers of above-average familiarity with Hindustani music, and their curiosity about its inne...
Hindustani Music - A Tradition in Transition (Pb)
Rs.790.00
“Hindustani Music: A tradition in transition” is a wide-ranging survey of the North Indian tradition of classical music during the post-independence period. Explicitly, this book addresses music lovers of above-average familiarity with Hindustani music, and their curiosity about its inne...
Hindustani Music and the Aesthetic Concept of Form
Rs.520.00
With its roots in the Samaveda (which treats it as a ‘divine art’), music in India has a long, splendid tradition. Over the centuries, it has absorbed fresh influences and experimented with new forms to finally evolve into two meticulously codified classical systems: Hindustani and Carna...
Hindustani Music Today  (Hb)
Rs.600.00
Stating that Hindustani music should be rightly termed “Art music” and not “classical music”, the book begins by discussing the features of Art music and presents an approach to appreciating Hindustani music. It provides a detailed understanding of the components of the raga ...
Hindustani Music Today  (Pb)
Rs.320.00
Stating that Hindustani music should be rightly termed “Art music” and not “classical music”, the book begins by discussing the features of Art music and presents an approach to appreciating Hindustani music. It provides a detailed understanding of the components of the raga ...
Hindustani Sangeet and a Philosopher of Art
Rs.850.00
The book is decidedly the very first of its kind. It seeks to weigh some basic facts and concepts of Hindustani sangeet (music, rhythm, and Kathak dance) against the art theories of Susanne K. Langer, an eminent aesthetician of the recent past; but nowhere without meticulous attention to the text of...
Hindustani Sangeet: Some Perspectives Some Performers
Rs.600.00
There are three major ways of looking at Hindustani sangeet. An easy-to-follow discussion of its basic concepts is one. A truthful and sympathetic, yet not merely laudatory, account of the life and art of some of its masterly exponents is another. Both these approaches have been fairly common so far...
Intercultural Dialogue and the Human Image
Rs.600.00
This book, with a foreword by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, incorporates Prof. Maurice Friedman’s lectures, discussions and exchanges which took place in the Intercultural Dialogue at many levels. The integral dialogical approach of Prof. Friedman within the framework of the human image, coincides wit...
Kathak — The Tradition : Fusion and Diffusion
Rs.1,400.00
The book traces the history of Kathaka from ancient to the medieval period: its origin and continuous evolution in a struggle for existence through a process involving fusion, diffusion and adaptation. It studies its etymological meaning in a painstaking effort which involves a discussion on the in...
Khayal Vocalism — Continuity within Change
Rs.760.00
Khayala Vocalism: Continuity Within Change presents stylistic perspectives on the music of nineteen modern and contemporary Khayala vocalists, representing various legacies which have guided vocal music for about 200 years. The book is the result of over five years of research, involving the painsta...
Khayal Vocalism — Continuity within Change
Rs.460.00
Khayala Vocalism: Continuity Within Change presents stylistic perspectives on the music of nineteen modern and contemporary Khayala vocalists, representing various legacies which have guided vocal music for about 200 years. The book is the result of over five years of research, involving the painsta...
Metaphors of the Indian Arts and Other Essays
Rs.1,950.00
This anthology Metaphors of the Indian Arts and Other Essays is a selection of writings of Dr Kapila Vatsyayan’s nearly four-decade long journey as an art critic and art historian. It reveals the distinct nature of Indian arts from the angle of the world-view in which they emerge. At the same ...
Modern Introduction of Indian Aesthetic Theory
Rs.1,100.00
The foundation of the Indian aesthetic theory can be traced to Bharatamuni’s Natyashastra where he gave his theory of beauty (theory of rasa) which was later elaborately developed by learned scholars. In this work, Prof. Barlingay examines the development of the rasa theory by various authorit...
Modern Introduction of Indian Aesthetic Theory
Rs.550.00
The foundation of the Indian aesthetic theory can be traced to Bharatamuni’s Natyashastra where he gave his theory of beauty (theory of rasa) which was later elaborately developed by learned scholars. In this work, Prof. Barlingay examines the development of the rasa theory by various authorit...
Movement and Mimesis — The Idea of Dance in the Sanskritic Tradition
Rs.650.00
The antiquity of dance in India is well known but its precise characteristics are not. What, exactly, constituted dancing? How was it distinguished from other performing arts? These and other fundamental questions about the nature of dancing can best be answered by delving into the rich corpus of ex...
Music Rituals in Temples of South India
Rs.1,500.00
The book presents a wealth of information on the music rituals in temples at various places in south India. Following visits to a number of temples and based on interviews with temple artistes, the author shows that the musical traditions of temples differ from temple to temple, particularly from Va...
Natyapradipa of Sundaramishra
Rs.300.00
The experiences and knowledge from our past are recorded in manuscripts which have been handed down to us over several thousand years. The Government of India, through the Department of Culture, took note of the importance of the vast tangible heritage and, in order to preserve and conserve as well ...
Natyasastra in the Modern World
Rs.400.00
Natyasastra of Bharatamuni, considered as the fifth Veda, has remained a Samhita with a systematic presentation of conceptual frameworks, theories and practices of Indian theatre for a few millennium years. Every performing art of India (dance–drama) has drawn both theoretical and aesthetics v...
Performing Artistes in Ancient India
Rs.950.00
Theatre in ancient India or natya incorporated various aspects of art and different branches of knowledge in its very definition — not only histrionics but also dance, music and fine arts and branches of learning like history, philosophy and science. This work traces the evolution of the ancie...
Performing for Tourists: Redefining Performances, Performers and Audiences
Rs.595.00
This book is about the culture of performing traditional dance, drama and musical forms for tourists, and is based on the research carried out at Ubud (Bali/Indonesia). This book argues that the achievements made by the custodians of the Balinese performance culture in Ubud need to be given a greate...
Raga-ness of Ragas
Rs.1,250.00
This book is a systematic and contemporary exploration of the uniquely Indian phenomenon of raga, which forms the foundation of the musical culture of India. Maestros speak with total conviction of a raga as having a personality. A raga must therefore be viewed not only as the governing authority ...
Ragarnavam (With Ragacandrika Vyakhya)
Rs.300.00
The experiences and knowledge from our past are recorded in manuscripts which have been handed down to us over several thousand years. The Government of India, through the Department of Culture, took note of the importance of the vast tangible heritage and in order to preserve and conserve as well a...
Rasa in Aesthetics — An Application of Rasa Theory to Modern Western Literature
Rs.700.00
The Indian tradition of criticism is over two millennia old. And its rasa theory has, from the beginning, essentially influenced authors, connoisseurs and art critics alike. First expounded sometime between the 1st century bc and the fourth century AD in the eminent aesthetician, Bharata’s Nat...
Rasa in Aesthetics — An Application of Rasa Theory to Modern Western Literature (Pb)
Rs.450.00
The Indian tradition of criticism is over two millennia old. And its rasa theory has, from the beginning, essentially influenced authors, connoisseurs and art critics alike. First expounded sometime between the 1st century bc and the fourth century AD in the eminent aesthetician, Bharata’s Nat...
Revisiting Literature, Criticism and Aesthetics in India
Rs.1,400.00
The declining decades of the 20th century witnessed discussion of various issues pertaining to colonialism, postcolonialism, literary criticism and aesthetics in India. The present book in its four parts “Word, World and Perception”, “Colonialism and After”, “Literature...
Ritual as Ideology — Text and Context in Teyyam
Rs.650.00
Teyyam, the spectacular ritual dance widely performed in north Kerala, has its distinct forms of visual and verbal expression. However, what was once expressed through the distinctly indigenous forms of this religious “other” no longer remains the same, as the specificities of meaning an...
Sanskrit Drama With Special Reference to Prahasana and Vithi
Rs.1,300.00
Prahasana and the Vithi are two of the major playforms in Sanskrit Drama. Though studies on some individual prahasanas and vithis have appeared from time to time in research journals, there is no comprehensive study of the two playforms on comparative basis, undertaken so far. The present book is an...
Shri Sangita Kaladhara; by Dahyalala Shivarama; Hindi translation by Bihari Byohara and Chetna Jyotisha Byohara
Rs.1,250.00
This book was written by an unusual royal court poet of Bhavanagar (Gujarat) between 1885 and 1900. It benefits those readers, music lovers and singers who are interested in having knowledge of our ancient musicology. This book tries to project the style and suras prevalent from ancient to the mode...
Sitar and Its Music (Hb)
Rs.500.00
Sitar and Its Music is a revised and enlarged edition of a much sought-after reference book on instrumental music, appeared as Sitar and Its Techniques, in 1981. It is a serious attempt to convey the basic principles and allied information on sitar and its music, keeping in mind its absolute usefuln...
Sitar and Its Music (Pb)
Rs.280.00
Sitar and Its Music is a revised and enlarged edition of a much sought-after reference book on instrumental music, appeared as Sitar and Its Techniques, in 1981. It is a serious attempt to convey the basic principles and allied information on sitar and its music, keeping in mind its absolute usefuln...
Speaking of Dance — The Indian Critique
Rs.1,000.00
Indian classical dance is a ‘high art’. In ancient India, it was even venerated as a ‘sacred’ act. Ever since Bharata wrote his seminal Natyashastra (c. 200 ce), it has been one of the central elements of scholarly discourse, generating a whole host of learned treatises. Mand...
Tantra-Mantra-Yantra in Dance — An Exposition of Kathak
Rs.900.00
The Indian perspective has always been holistic and all-inclusive: thought and activity in different fields, at different levels, have been interlinked to produce what has been timeless. Indian arts is a classic example of such amalgamation: it interlinks aspects of art, philosophy, mythology, relig...
Temple Musical Instruments of Kerala
Rs.400.00
The performing arts of Kerala — Kathakali, Kutiyattam, Mohiniattam, and other forms of dance and drama — occupy a vital space in India’s creative imagination. All these performances move to a music that is supported by Kerala’s indigenous musical instruments — a variety...
Transformation of Poetic Discourse in Rasa and Post- Structural Poetics
Rs.650.00
Rasa, the Indian literary theory, and the post-structuralism, the Western literary theory, constitute two important areas of study in literary criticism and literature. This volume tries to define rasa and post-structuralist theories in clear and graphical terms. It focuses on inter-cultural applica...
Viswa Mohan Bhatt — The Musical Messiah
Rs.695.00
Saga of a living phenomenon’s journey on mesmerisingly melodious musical notes. His fascinating imagination, strengthened by divine interaction, culminated in the innovation of the Mohan Veena and the Vishwa Veena. Embodiment of avant garde thought process, the legend crafted the instruments t...
Vyangyavyakhya: The Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre
Rs.1,250.00
The doctrine of dhvani, expounded by Anandavardhana (ninth century ce) in Kashmir though contested by his contemporaries at home, received sound acclamation in Kerala. A royal dramatist — Kulashekhara – of the same century applied dhvani to the theatre. His performance text is known as V...
Winged Form: Aesthetical Essays on Hindustani Rhythm
Rs.500.00
This collection of essays, a thoroughly revised and enlarged version of its first earlier edition (1979), is a pioneering treatment of the Hindustani rhythm in the way of contemporary (Western) aesthetics. It seeks, on the one hand, to determine and distinguish the meaning of such key words as laya,...