This letter of information – which should on principle reach you at each Solstice – does not respect that rule, since we have decided to publish it in advance to let you know about various coming events. In particular, June 24th next will see the opening of the exhibition of photos by Alain Daniélou and Raymond Burnier “Lumières de l’Inde” in Paris, at the Librairie Itinéraires 60, rue Saint honoré Paris 1 This exhibition, which will also be touring the various Alliances Françaises in India, will be in Paris for most of the summer, before moving on to other bookshops in the provinces. The exhibitions planned by Casa Asia of Barcelona open on July 8th and continue up to September. If your path leads to Spain this summer, this is a must. Lastly, one of our forthcoming publications, begun nearly 72 years ago and especially close to my heart, will finally see the light of day in the coming months: 8 poems by Rabindranath Tagore, transcribed, translated into French and English and adapted for voice and the piano by Alain Daniélou. Further good news is that the series The Mleccha’s Exercise Books (Les Cahiers du Mleccha) has been very well received. About ten volumes are foreseen and our American publisher also wishes to publish them in English.
Jacques E. Cloarec, Paris, May 2004
– Lumières de l’Inde. Photographies d’Alain Daniélou et Raymond Burnier, 1935-1955″ has began on 19 January at the Alliance Française at Madras with a commented projection of the CD Rom “Alain
Daniélou, le Labyrinthe d’une vie “. The same event is scheduled to take place at other Alliances Françaises centres in India.
Recently published works:
– History of India Kama Publishers, Sofia, Spring 2004. Bulgarian translation of the second edition of the work awarded the French Academy Prize in 1972.
– Utopies Amoureuses, L’Occident et L’Orient
Elena Guicciardi, Alain daniélou et Giancarlo Marmori, Collection « I segni dell uomo »,
Traduction, G. Lambert, Editions Franco Maria Ricci.
ISBN : 88 21 620182.
– Les Cahiers du Mleccha – 4
Editions Kaïlash, Paris- Pondichéry / “Le Message de l’hindouisme“, 2004 / Series grouping various texts by Alain Daniélou. Studies and preface by Jean-Louis Gabin.
– Le Kâma Sûtra
The Complete Kama Sutra / Pro Publishers, Bucarest, 2004 / First Rumanian translation.
– Eighteen Song-Poems
Editions Michel de Maule, Paris, 2004 / Bengali texts and melodies by Rabindranath Tagore.
Transcription, translation and adaptation for voice and piano by Alain Daniélou. Previously unpublished watercolours by Alain Daniélou and photographs by Raymond Burnier. Preface by G. David.
– Shiva and Dionisus
Kama Publishers, Sofia, 2004. Bulgarian translation.
– Categories of Indian Thought, Winter 2004. Tribute to Alain Daniélou :
Oilivier Berggruen : p14 : A GLIMPSE OF & TRIBUTE TO ALAIN DANIELOU
Alain Daniélou : p18 : WRITERS &THEIR CHOSEN COUNTRIES : INDIA
Jacques Cloarec : p21 : WISDOM AND PASSION
Alain Daniélou : p24 : From Yoga : The Method of Reintegration
THE BODILY POSTURES, OR ASANAS
Alain Daniélou : p27 : From Yoga : The Method of Reintegration
THE 84 POSTURES AND THEIR EFFECTS.
WRITERS &THEIR CHOSEN COUNTRIES : INDIA reprinted from Le Figaro, July 20, 1982 ; translated by Olivier Berggruen.
– 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.