Koothambalam Reading List:


Here is the list of recommended reading for all Koothambalam students. Some of these texts have been translated by hundreds of different people so don’t give up if the first version does not ring for you. Many of these books go in and out of print very quickly. This is only a partial list....


Bharata's Natyashashtra


Abhinaya Darpana: The Mirror of Gesture

by Nandikesvara


Bhagavad Gita


Mahabharata

By William Buck


Ramayana

by William Buck


Srimad Bhagadvatam

by Kamala Subramaniam


The Dance of Siva

by Coomaraswamy


Siva Samhita


Siva Sutras


Siva Puranas


Bharata Natyam From Temple to Theatre

by Anne-Marie Gaston


108 Names of Ganesha

Singh Ashima


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


Meditations on Shiva: The Shivastotravali of Utpaldeva

by Constantina Rhodes Bailly


Shilappadikaram: (The Ankle Bracelet)

by Prince Adigal Ilango, translated by Alain Danielou

The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva

by Barbara Stroller


For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai

by Mirabai, translated by Andrew Schelling


The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of India

by John Stratton Hawley


Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition

by David Kinsley


The Concise Yoga Vasistha

by Swami Venkatesananda


Sri Lalita Sahasranama (The Thousand Names of the Divine Mother)


Wives of the God-King:

The Rituals of the Devadasis of Puri

by Frederique Marglin


Nityasumangali (Devadasi Tradition in South India)

by Saskia Kersenboom


A Yoga of Indian Classical Dance

by Ph.D., Roxanne Kamayani Gupta


Indian Classical Dance

by Leela Venkataramna


Rhythm in Joy Classical Indian Dance Traditions

by Leela Samson


Classical Dances and Costumes of India

by Kay Ambrose


Bharata Natyam

by Sunil Kothari


The Music of Bharata Natyam

(Aiis-Arce Series of Ethnomusicology)

by Jon B. Higgins


Grow Long Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India

by Martha Ann Selby