The Wisdom of Ananda Coomaraswamy: Reflections on Indian Art, Life, and Religion

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2011 - Religion - 157 pages
Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was one of the most famous scholars of Indian art, culture, and religion. He served for many years as the Keeper of Indian and Islamic Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, establishing one of the most impressive collections of oriental artifacts in the world. This anthology contains thematically arranged excerpts from his many writings, letters, and speeches, making it a uniquely accessible collection of his wisdom and insight. It is richly illustrated with over 140 black-and-white historical photographs and paintings.
 

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Contents

India
3
Dravidians Aryans
11
Imperialism Politics
20
Indian Women
27
Marriage
34
Beauty
49
Schools of Styles of Indian Art
56
Borobudur
70
Religion
95
Om
101
Symbolism
109
Worship of Siva
119
Sri Ramakrishna
127
Rabindranath Tagore
133
Autobiographical
139
KEy TO SOuRCES
145

Rajput Painting
76
Folklore
83
Jewelry
90
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
151
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