Recently published works
– Les Cahiers du Mleccha – 2
Editions Kaïlash, Paris-Pondichéry / “La Civilisation des Différences”, 2003 / Series grouping various texts by Alain Daniélou. Studies and preface by Jean-Louis Gabin.
– A Brief History of India
Inner Traditions International, Rochester, 2003 / The first English translation of the second edition of the work awarded the French Academy Prize in 1972. Translation by Kenneth F. Hurry.
Alain Daniélou approaches the history of India from a new perspective–as a sympathetic outsider, yet one who understands the deepest workings of the culture. Because the history of India covers such a long span of time, rather than try to create an exhaustive chronology of dates and events, Daniélou instead focuses on enduring institutions that remain constant despite the ephemeral historical events that occur. His selections, synthesis, and narration create a thoroughly engaging and readable journey through time, with a level of detail and comprehensiveness that is truly a marvel.
“Our debt to Daniélou’s scholarship and humanity is immeasurable.”
“The Times Literary Supplement“, February 2003
Ready for press – appearing shortly:
– Les Cahiers du Mleccha – 3
Editions Kaïlash, Paris- Pondichéry / “Le Message de l’hindouisme“, 2003 / Series grouping various texts by Alain Daniélou. Studies and preface by Jean-Louis Gabin.
– Les Cahiers du Mleccha – 4
Editions Kaïlash, Paris- Pondichéry / “Shivaïsme et tradition prirmoriale”, 2004 / Series grouping various texts by Alain Daniélou. Studies and preface by Jean-Louis Gabin.
– Les Horizons de la musique traditionnelle
Editions Kaïlash, Paris-Pondichéry, December 2003 / Selection of articles and conference speeches of Alain Daniélou, French-Tamil bilingual edition, preface by Jean-Louis Gabin.
– The Complete Kama Sutra
Pro Publishers, Bucarest, 2003 / First Rumanian translation.
– Trois amis de Tagore
Daniélou, Burnier et Bossennec au Bengale _India, 2003 / Bengali translation of various texts concerning the life of Alain Daniélou, Raymond Burnier and Christine Bossennec in India, and particularly in Rabindranath Tagore’s circle. Studies and translations by Nandadulal De and Samuel Berthet.
– Il Simbolo del Fallo
Red Edizioni, Italy, 2003 / Italian translation of the book “Le Phallus“.
– Eighteen Song-Poems
Editions Michel de Maule, Paris, 2003 / Bengali texts and melodies by Rabindranath Tagore. Transcription, translation and adaptation for voice and piano by Alain Daniélou. Previously unpublished water-colours by Alain Daniélou and photographs by Raymond Burnier. Preface by G. David.
– History of India
Varanasi, India, Spring 2003 / First Hindi translation of the second edition of the which was awarded the French Academy Prize in 1972.
– The Complete Kâma Sûtra
Treatise of Eroticism by Vâtsyâyana / The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text / Inner Traditions International, Rochester 1994 / With the “Jayamangalâ” Commentary in Sanskrit by Yashodhara and Excerpts from a Commentary in Hindi by Devadatta Shastri / Translated by Alain Daniélou / Co-translated by Kenneth F. Hurry”
“From my first association with the International Music Council of Unesco Alain Daniélou’s brilliant mind and warm heart have always tried to make us undestandable to each other. Seeking out the elusive and often hidden cultural links which bind us and our divergent cultures into one humanity, it is he perhaps more than anyone else who, with his gift of rapturous belief and eager communication, has provided many of the insights which bring us together. If music to-day is recognised as a universal blessing and a universal discipline, it is in no small measure due to Alain Daniélou lifetime of dedication to sounds and to the people who make them.”
Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Budapest, 1er octobre 1981
– Alain Daniélou – Le labyrinthe d’une vie
Painting, drawing, photos, singing, the vina, musicological and Indian studies, mythology, religion, history, society : Alain Daniélou took an interest in so many fields that it difficult to appreach them all, and even more so to unite them/ Here’s precisely what Xavier Bellenger has managed to do on this CD Rom, presenting the multi-faceted work of this unclassifiable artist-philosopher and lover of beauty, with his untiring search into the mystery of creation.