Ananda Coomaraswamy

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Malavika Sarukkai
  This essay is the celebrated danseuse’s keen introspection into her study of the rasa theory and the understanding of it along with the application of its elements in her choreography. Written with artistic perception and subtlety, the prose liberally quotes from varied texts thus adding layers…
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Urmimala Sarkar Munsi
Alice Boner (1889–1981) a Swiss artist—surprisingly little known—spent her life in 20th-century India and received the Padma Bhushan from the President of India in 1974. Her paintings and sculptures were much appreciated throughout her lifetime and she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the…
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Prof Sharada Srinivasan
Carving a global icon: The Nataraja bronze and Coomaraswamy’s legacy This paper attempts a historiography of the Nataraja bronze which famously came to wider international attention through Ananda Coomaraswamy’s (1912) essay, ‘Dance of Siva’, and his explorations into its symbolism; for which he is…
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