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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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,070 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 1904 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shilappadikaram (The ankle bracelet) by Iḷaṅkōvaṭikaḷ( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Tamil classical epics translated into Spanish
A brief history of India by Alain Daniélou( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rāga-s of Northern Indian music by Alain Daniélou( Book )

33 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Indian music by Alain Daniélou( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The situation of music and musicians in countries of the Orient by Alain Daniélou( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 1972 in English and held by 276 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 271 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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 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 )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'Inde by Alain Daniélou( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de l'Inde, des origines à nos jours, via les hommes et les événements qui ont marqué profondément chaque époque. Evitant la chronologie rigide et l'énumération fastidieuse de dynasties pour s'attacher davantage aux grands traits de la civilisation, l'ouvrage reste accessible malgré son très vaste et très riche sujet. Cette nouvelle édition comporte des changements substantiels concernant la période postérieure à 1945
The Hindu Temple : deification of eroticism by Alain Daniélou( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 192 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
A catalogue of recorded classical and traditional Indian music. With an introd. on Indian musical theory and instruments by Alain Daniélou( Book )

22 editions published in 1952 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manimekhalai : the dancer with the magic bowl by Cāttan̲ār( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and held by 183 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 )

21 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India, a civilization of differences : the ancient tradition of universal tolerance by Alain Daniélou( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danielou thoroughly explores this seldom-heard side of the caste debate and argues effectively in its favor. This rare collection of the late author's writings contains several never-before-published articles and offers an in-depth look at the structure of Indian society before and after Western colonialism."--Jacket
Music and the power of sound : the influence of tuning and interval on consciousness by Alain Daniélou( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 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 )

12 editions published in 1978 in German and English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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
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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Shilappadikaram (The ankle bracelet)A brief history of IndiaThe 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 bowlIndia, a civilization of differences : the ancient tradition of universal toleranceMusic and the power of sound : the influence of tuning and interval on consciousness