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Daniélou, Alain

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Most widely held works by Alain Daniélou
The complete Kāma Sūtra : the first unabridged modern translation of the classic Indian text by Vātsyāyana : including the Jayamangalā commentary from the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and extracts from the Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shāstrā by Vātsyāyana( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kāma Sūtra deals without ambiguity or hypocrisy with all aspects of sexual life--including marriage, adultery, prostitution, group sex, sadomasochism, male and female homosexuality, and transvestism. The text paints a fascinating portrait of secular life in classical India ... whose openness to sexuality gave rise to a highly developed expression of the erotic."--Jacket
Hindu polytheism by Alain Daniélou( Book )

24 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of India by Alain Daniélou( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DaniElou's powerful rebuttal to the conventional view of India's history, which calls for a massive reevaluation of the history of humanity Explores historical occurrences from each major time period starting with the first appearance of man 30,000 years ago Couples the clarity and perspective of an outsider with the unique and specific knowledge of an insider By the internationally recognized Hindu scholar and translator of The Complete Kama Sutra (200,000 copies sold) Alain DaniElou approaches the history of India from a new perspective--as a sympathetic outsider, yet one who understands the deepest workings of the culture. Because the history of India covers such a long span of time, rather than try to create an exhaustive chronology of dates and events, DaniElou instead focuses on enduring institutions that remain constant despite the ephemeral historical events that occur. His selections, synthesis, and narration create a thoroughly engaging and readable journey through time, with a level of detail and comprehensiveness that is truly a marvel. Because of the continuity of its civilization, its unique social system, and the tremendous diversity of cultures, races, languages, and religions that exist in its vast territory, India is like a history museum. Its diverse groups maintained their separate identities and never fully supplanted the culture and knowledge of their predecessors. Even today one may encounter in India primitive Stone Age people whose technology has remained at what is considered prehistoric levels. Thus DaniElou's examination of India reveals not only the diversity and historical events and trends of that country, but also the history of all mankind. Through DaniElou's history of India we learn from whence we came, what we have discovered over the years in the fields of science, arts, technology, social structures, religions, and philosophical concepts, and what the future may hold for us
Shilappadikaram (The ankle bracelet) by Iḷaṅkōvaṭikaḷ( Book )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literary scholarship on India's epic traditions has long focused on the Sanskrit classics - the Mahabharata and the Ramayana - thereby excluding works in Tamil. Now, the esteemed poet R. Parthasarathy offers a memorable new translation of the renowned Tamil poem the Cilappatikaram, one of the world's literary masterpieces and India's finest epic in a language other than Sanskrit."--BOOK JACKET. "Traditionally believed to have been composed in the 5th century C.E. by Ilanko Atikal, a Tamil prince, the Cilappatikaram - which means "the epic of an anklet"--is the compelling love story of Kannaki and Kovalan. The anklet is the emblem of the goddess Pattini, and the poem depicts the transformation of Kannaki into the goddess. Parthasarathy's introduction examines the poem in a comparative perspective with reference to the Sanskrit and Greek epics, and proposes that Ilanko rewrites the epic tradition by subverting its essentially androcentric bias. The postscript discusses the poetics of the Tamil epic in the light of the two great categories of Tamil discourse: okom, "inside," and puram, "outside," which represent two of the three distinct phases through which the narrative moves - the erotic and the heroic. To these, Ilanko adds a third phase, the mythic (puranam)."--BOOK JACKET. "The poem is divided into three books, named after the capitals of the three Tamil kingdoms that constitute the poem's setting. Love in all its aspects is explored in "The Book of Pukar." "The Book of Maturai" retells the myth of Kannaki's apotheosis into the goddess Pattini. The heroic aspects of kingship are the subject of "The Book of Vanci.""--BOOK JACKET. "The Cilappatikaram relates the story of Tamil civilization, but it is also a poem about marriage and family. Considered the Tamil national epic, it spells out in unforgettable poetry the issues that humanity has always confronted: love, war, evil, fate, and death, which have been the special concern of the epic from the beginning of time."--Jacket
The rāga-s of Northern Indian music by Alain Daniélou( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Indian music by Alain Daniélou( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myths and gods of India : the classic work on Hindu polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen series by Alain Daniélou( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation--and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of realization. This widely praised study of Hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion
The situation of music and musicians in countries of the Orient by Alain Daniélou( Book )

12 editions published between 1921 and 1971 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious music of India( Recording )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoga : the method of re-integration by Alain Daniélou( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sémantique musicale, essai de psychophysiologie auditive by Alain Daniélou( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de musicologie comparée by Alain Daniélou( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of recorded classical and traditional Indian music. With an introd. on Indian musical theory and instruments by Alain Daniélou( Book )

24 editions published in 1952 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hindu Temple : deification of eroticism by Alain Daniélou( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Indian architectural treatises state that a temple lacking erotic imagery would be ineffective and maleficent. The erotic statues and representations that cover the outer and inner walls of the Hindu temple serve both a magical and an instructional purpose. Through the power of the yantras--the magical diagrams created by the placement of the erotic imagery--the architect made the temple a faithful reflection of the divine. At the same time this imagery educated the faithful about the fundamental aspects of the Hindu religion, wherein the union of opposites in the sexual act is the perfect image of the creative principle, and erotic enjoyment is a reflection of divine bliss. Alain Danielou's masterpiece on the Hindu temple, now translated for the first time into English, provides a stunningly illustrated tour of the major temple complexes of India. The erotic sculptures that cover the walls of these temples are not merely symbolic portrayals of voluptuous acts but serve as profound reminders that man is closest to the divine during the instant of sexual transcendence
Manimekhalai : the dancer with the magic bowl by Cāttan̲ār( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English translation of an ancient Tamil Buddhist epic
Introduction to the study of musical scales by Alain Daniélou( Book )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 clear language the importance of the study of musical scales; for music is the force that cements the relation between terrestrial and cosmic phenomena."--Jacket
Einführung in die indische Musik by Alain Daniélou( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and the power of sound : the influence of tuning and interval on consciousness by Alain Daniélou( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic ratios. In this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through their merging in ancient Greece, and on to the development of the Western traditions of modal and polyphonic music. Understanding these potent harmonic relationships offers a way for today's musicians to transcend the limitations of overly rationalistic music by drawing on its metaphysical roots.Music, above all other arts, has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness. Based on unchanging laws of number and proportion, music also embodies the fundamental metaphysical principles underlying everyday reality. How do these two aspects of music's power, it's twin roots in consciousness and mathematics, relate to one another? And why does each of the world's music systems seem to have its own unique effects on consciousness? _Music and the Power of Sound_ is a new and thoroughly revised edition of Alain Daniélou's pioneering _Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales_, an important book that for many years has been virtually unobtainable in the West. In these pages, Daniélou traces the development of musical scales from their origins in both China and India, through the merging in ancient Greece of those two systems, and on to the development of the Western musical traditions of modal and polyphonic music. Because musical pitches have specific frequencies, their relationships can be expressed numerically as ratios of greater or lesser complexity: the simpler the ratio, the more euphonious the harmony. The musicians of antiquity understood scales to be either cycles of simple intervals (China), arrays of varying intervals around a central pitch (India), or a combination of the two (Greece). Any one of these methods of construction resulted in a multitude of contrasting scales, each capable of expressing distinct emotional and spiritual states. Those scales, Daniélou argues, not only reflected but also influenced the spiritual values of their parent civilizations. In the purity of simple harmonic ratios can be found the secrets of music's affective power. These potent harmonic relationships offer a way for today's musicians to transcend the limitations of our overly rationalistic musical system and fashion a synthesis with the metaphysical roots of the most eternal of arts. ALAIN DANIÉLOU (1907-1994), the founder of the International Institute of Comparative Musicology in Berlin, elucidated for tens of thousands of readers the meanings of the arts and religious traditions of both East and West. He was an accomplished player of the vinã and taught in the music department at the University of Benares. His numerous books, the product of a career spanning six decades, include: _The Myths and Gods of India_; _Gods of Love and Ecstasy_; _While the Gods Play_; _Virtue, Success, Pleasure, and Liberation_; _The Phallus_; _Yoga: Mastering the Secrets of Matter and the Universe_; and _The Complete Kama Sutra_
Südasien : die indische Musik und ihre Traditionen by Alain Daniélou( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in German and English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shiva and the primordial tradition : from the tantras to the science of dreams by Alain Daniélou( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive examination of the underpinnings of the Shaivite Tradition Reveals the influence of Shaivism on the Western world Discusses Shaivism's understanding of sacred sexuality Presents the connections between Vedic poetry and metaphysics In Shiva and the Primordial Tradition, Alain DaniElou explores the relationship between Shaivism and the Western world. Shaivite philosophy does not oppose theology, cosmology, and science because it recognizes that their common aim is to seek to understand and explain the nature of the world. In the Western world, the idea of bridging the divide between science and religion is just beginning to touch the edges of mainstream thought. This rare collection of the late author's writings contains several never-before-published articles and offers an in-depth look at the many facets of the Samkhya, the cosmologic doctrines of the Shaivite tradition. DaniElou provides important revelations on subjects such as the science of dreams, the role of poetry and sexuality in the sacred, the personality of the great Shankara, and the Shaivite influence on the Scythians and the Parthians (and by extension, the Hellenic world in general). Providing a convincing argument in favor of the polytheistic approach, he explains that monotheism is merely the deification of individualism-the separation of humanity from nature-and that by acknowledging the sacred in everything, we can recognize the imprint of the primordial tradition
 
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The complete Kāma Sūtra : the first unabridged modern translation of the classic Indian text by Vātsyāyana : including the Jayamangalā commentary from the Sanskrit by Yashodhara and extracts from the Hindi commentary by Devadatta Shāstrā
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A brief history of IndiaShilappadikaram (The ankle bracelet)The rāga-s of Northern Indian musicThe myths and gods of India : the classic work on Hindu polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen seriesThe Hindu Temple : deification of eroticismManimekhalai : the dancer with the magic bowlMusic and the power of sound : the influence of tuning and interval on consciousnessShiva and the primordial tradition : from the tantras to the science of dreams
Alternative Names
Alain Daniélou Frans historicus (1907-1994)

Alain Daniélou französischer Autor, Indologe und Musikwissenschaftler

Alain Daniélou French historian, musicologist, Indologist and expert on Shaivite Hinduism

Alain Daniélou musicologue et indianiste français

Alain Daniélou skrivagner gallek

Alain Daniélou storico delle religioni e orientalista francese

Daniélou, Alain

Daniélou, Alain, 1907-1994

Daniélow, Alain 1907-1994

Danierū, Aran 1907-1994

Sharan, Shiva.

Sharan Shiva 1907-1994

Shiva Sharan.

Śhiva Śharan, 1907-1994

Śivaśaraṇa

Śivaśaraṇa, 1907-1994

Даниэлу, Ален

एलैन डेनियलोउ

アラン・ダニエルー

ダニエルー, アラン

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