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The Dance of Shiva: Fourteen Essays

Price : $9.75
ISBN # : 9788129120908
Author : Ananda Coomaraswamy
pages: 192
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Published : 2013

A remarkable collection of fourteen essays about the unique nature of Indian art and culture.

Written in the early twentieth century, The Dance of Shiva was a remarkable book for its time. It discussed in depth the unique nature of the Indian ethos, understood by so few in the Western world and misinterpreted by so many. A collection of fourteen lectures, these essays on Indian art and culture offer a lucid representation of the opinions and attitudes held by Indian intellectuals during the British Raj. Ranging from topics such as music during Vedic times, Indian attitudes towards family, women and love, analyses of the symbolism of Nataraja and the many-armed gods of India, to the Indian concept of beauty, The Dance of Shiva is an effervescent account of the Indian experience through the ages.



Author Bio: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 - 1947) was a philosopher, historian and a patron of Indian art and culture. He introduced the essence of ancient Indian art and its principles to the Western world through a number of books and articles. His lifes work was dedicated to metaphysics and symbolism, and he is regarded as one of the founders of the Perennialism movement.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 13 February, 2013.
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