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Written within the early 20th century, The Dance of Shiva used to be a awesome ebook for its time. It mentioned extensive the original nature of the Indian ethos, understood by means of so few within the Western international and misinterpreted by way of such a lot of. a suite of fourteen lectures, those essays on Indian paintings and tradition provide a lucid illustration of the evaluations and attitudes held by means of Indian intellectuals throughout the British Raj. starting from subject matters reminiscent of tune in the course of Vedic occasions, Indian attitudes in the direction of relatives, ladies and love, analyses of the symbolism of Nataraja and the many-armed gods of India, to the Indian notion of good looks, The Dance of Shiva is an bubbling account of the Indian event throughout the a long time.

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