Dr. V. Raghavan Collection

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Dr. Venkataraman Raghavan (1908-1979) was a highly respected and prolific Sanskritist and Indian musicologist, particularly focusing on Carnatic music. Besides being a prolific scholarly writer, he also served on many scholarly committees and edited several journals, such as the Journal of Oriental Research and the Journal of the Music Academy, Madras. In 1953 he was awarded the Kane Gold Medal by the Asiatic Society, and in 1962 President Sri Rajendra Prasad gave him the Padma Bhushan award in the field of literature and education. For more information on Dr. Raghavan's work and achievements, click here.

The bibliography below represents a collection of materials donated to IU by Dr. William J. Jackson, Professor Emeritus of religious studies at IUPUI. Dr. Jackson published several books on South India, which can be found through IUCAT. All the materials donated concern Dr. V. Raghavan; most are either authored or contributed to by Raghavan, and the rest are about him and his work. Some of the works listed have already been added to IU's library collection and can be accessed through IUCAT. Others are in the process of being digitized or added as they are. Others cannot be added for copyright issues.

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Bibliography

Aiyar, Sangitakalanidhi T.L. Venkatarama. (1971). Raghavan – the poet: I – his Muttusvāmi Dīkṣita Carita Mahākāvya. In Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh (ed.), Dr. V. Raghavan shashtyabdapurti felicitation volume; a souvenir of the 61st birthday celebrations and a collection of essays contributed in his honour by his friends, colleagues, and students on that occasion, (pp. 317-324). Madras: Dr. V. Raghavan Shashtyabdapurti Felicitation Committee, Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute.

In English.

Chandrasekharan, Sri K. [1976]. Dr. V. Raghavan: his scholarship & services. The Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, 47, pp. 151-155. Madras: The Music Academy.

The article is available here.

In English.

Dees, Joseph L. (1961). Tagore and America. New Delhi: United States Information Service.

This book is available here.

In English.

Janaki, S.S. (1978, December). Obituary: Dr. V. Raghavan (August 1908 – April 1979). Glory of India, pp. 1-3. Delhi: Motilal Banarsides.

We do not carry this newspaper, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English with a Sanskrit poem.

---. (1989). Bibliography of writings on music, dance and ancient Indian theatre of Dr. V. Raghavan. Madras: S. S. Janaki.

In English, save for the Hindi/Sanskrit titles of Raghavan's original compositions.

Khoroche, Peter. (date unknown) Dr. V. Raghavan: A profile, pp. 537-540. London: SOAS.

This is a printed excerpt bound in booklet form.

In English.

Parthasarathy, T.S. (1979). Dr. V. Raghavan. The Journal of the Music Academy, Madras. [50], pp. 156-157. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

Pushpadanta, and Raghavan, V. [1978?] Śrīśivamahimnaḥstotram = Pushpadanta’s Siva-mahimnas-stotra. Madras: Punarvasu.

Raghavan translated Pushpadanta's work into English and provided a forward. This work is available here.

In English and Sanskrit.

Radhakrishnan, S. (ed.). (1961). Rabindranath Tagore: a centenary volume, 1861-1961. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi.

This book is signed by Raghavan and contains an essay by him.

In English.

Raghavan, V. [1935-1979] Forerunners of Tyagaraja in Kirtana-composition. [larger work unknown]

This is a typed manuscript with handwritten editing.

In English.

---. [1935-1979] Foreword: Sri Akhya Shashti. [larger work unknown]

This is a typed manuscript.

In English.

---. [1935-1979] Nama Siddhantam. [larger work unknown]

This is a typed manuscript with handwritten editing and large spaces where Hindi or Sanskrit passages would presumably be added before publishing.

In English.

---. (1937). The Bhagavata mela nataka.

This is a typed manuscript, which was later published by the Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art. The bibliography for the published version is: Raghavan, V. (1937). Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art5, pp. 167-170. Calcutta: Journal of the Indian Society of Oriental Art. We do not own this particular volume, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1937). Is Hindu culture other-worldly? [Part 1]. The Twentieth century, August, pp. 1142-1154. Allahabad.

We do not carry this periodical, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1937). Is Hindu culture other-worldly? [Part 2]. The Twentieth centurySeptember, pp. 56-65. Allahabad.

We do not carry this periodical, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1937). Is Hindu culture other-worldly? [Part 3]. The Twentieth centuryOctober, pp. 169-179. Allahabad.

We do not carry this periodical, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1938). God and prayer in Hinduism. [publishing information unavailable]

This is a reprint of an article published in the Vedanta Kesari, for which the bibliography is: Raghavan, V. (1938). God and prayer in Hinduism. The Vedanta Kesari25(8), pp. 308-310. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math. We do not carry this periodical, but the original article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1943). The banks of the Cauvery. Mahakavi Sundaresa Sarma Commemoration Volume. Kumbakonam: Sri Vidya Press.

This is a reprint from Mahakavi Sundaresa Sarma's Commemoration Volume.

In Sanskrit with English footnotes and bibliographic information.

---. (1944). Srī Muham. [larger work unknown] pp. v-16. [Vijaya City?]

In Tamil and Sanskrit.

---. (1945). Music in the Adbhuta Ramayana.

This is a mostly typed manuscript, with Sanskrit passages written by hand. It was later published by the Journal of the Music Academy (see following entry). 

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1945). Music in the Adbhuta Ramayana. The Journal of the Music Academy, 16(i-iv), pp. 65-72. Madras: The Music Academy.

We do not own this particular volume, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1946-1947). Tyagaraja. In [editor not available] Souvenir of the 20th conference of Music Academy (Tyagaraja Centenary Conference), (pp. 65-70). Madras: 

In English.

---. [1946-1979] Bhajans and Prayer. [larger work unknown]

In English.

---. [1948?] The Indian origin of the violin. The Journal of the Music Academy, 19(Parts 1-4), pp. 65-70. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

---. [1949?] The Suddhānandaprakāsa: a compilation on Nātya in Tamil.

This is a handwritten manuscript with a note saying, "Paper submitted to the Dravidian Culture Section of the 15th All-India Oriental Conference". As Dr. Raghavan gave the presidential address at this conference, it is possible this is a manuscript for his address. We cannot confirm this is the case until we obtain a copy of the presidential address with which to compare this manuscript.

In English.

---. (1950) Music in ancient literature. Music Academy Souvenir. Madras: The Music Academy, pp. 39-44.

This is a reprint of the original journal article, including advertisement pages.

In English.

---. (1950). Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra’s Atmavidyavilasa. Vedanta Kesari, 37(8), pp. 301-303. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1952). Mother worship. [publishing information unavailable]

This is a reprint of an article published in the Vedanta Kesari, for which the bibliography is: Raghavan, V. (1952). Mother worship. The Vedanta Kesari, 32(5), pp. 215-219. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math. We do not carry this periodical, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.


---. (1955). Some leading ideas of Hindu thought.

This is a reprint of an article published in the Vedanta Kesari, for which the bibliography is: Raghavan, V. (1955). Some leading ideas of Hindu thought. Vedanta Kesari, 41(10). Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math. We do not carry this periodical, but the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1956). Some knots in Tyagaraja's Compositions. Silver Jubilee Souvenir Mylapore, Madras: Rasika Ranjini Sabha, [pagination unknown]

In Tamil.

---. (1956). Upanishad Brahma Yogin: his life & works. Madras: The Music Academy.

This is a photocopied reprint of an article published by the Journal of the Music Academy, Madras (see following entry).

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1956). Upanishad Brahma Yogin, his life, works & contribution to Carnatic music. The journal of the Music Academy, Madras, 27(i-iv), pp.113-129. Madras: The Music Academy.

This is an incomplete photocopy of the article. The article is available here.

---. (1956). Variety and integration in the pattern of Indian culture. Far eastern quarterly, 15(4), pp. 497-505. Ann Arbor, Mich.: Far Eastern Association.

The article is available here.

In English.

---. (1957). Introduction to the Tattvampadārthaikyaśataka of Rāmacandrendra Yogin. Adyar Library Bulletin, 21(parts 1-2), pp. 145-160. Madras: Vasanta Press.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1958). The Indian heritage: an anthology of Sanskrit literature (2nd rev. enl. ed.). Bangalore: The Indian Institute of World Culture.

This copy is signed by Raghavan as being his personal copy.

In English.

---. (1959). Foreword. In Frithjof Schuon, The Language of the Self, (pp. ix-xx). Madras, [S. Subbaiya for] Ganesh.

The book is available here.

In English.

---. (1960). Tiruvarur, Beiruth of Carnatic music. Souvenir of the Indian PEN, pp. 16-17. Bombay: [publisher not identified]

In English.

---. (1961). Traditional values in modern India. Journal of the Madras University: section A. humanities, 33(1), pp. 61-73. Madras: The University.

In English.

---. (1963). Poets’ homages to Valmiki & the Ramayana. Madras: Bharati Vijayam Press.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1964). Bibliography of writings and publications on subjects of music, dance and drama. Madras: Bharati Vijayam Press.

In English.

---. (1965). The Bhagavata. Vedanta Kesari, 52(6), pp. 269-272. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1965). Foreword. In Sri Ch. Papayya Sastri (ed.), Sri Krishnakarnamritam: Balagopala Keraliya Yatiswarakrita Bodhamrita Vartika, (pp.IV-VIII). Kakinada: Andhra Sahitya Parishat.

 

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1965). Sri Narayana Tirtha. Tanjore: Sri Narayana Tirtha Festival Celebration Committee.

Two copies were included in the donation. One is a small booklet, and the other is a photocopy of the booklet.

In English.

---. (ed.). (1966). Kālidāsa: talks broadcast from All India Radio. Delhi: Publications Divisions, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1967). Introduction. In V. Raghavan (ed.), Upeya-nāma-viveka (Nāmārtha-viveka) by Upaniṣadbrahmayogin, (pp. 1-26). Madras: Adyar Library and Research Centre.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1967). Sri Tyagaraja. In Mulakanadu Sabha – bicentenary souvenir, Nov. 1967.

In English.

---. (1967). Tyagaraja and Annamacharya. The Music Academy, Madras – fortyfirst conference, 1967. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

---. (1968) Tyagaraja and Ramadasa. The Journal of the Music Academy, 39, pp. 106-111. Madras: The Music Academy.

The article is available here.

In Tamil.

---. (1968). Upanishadbrahmendra. In T. M. P. Mahadevan (ed.), Preceptors of Advaita, (pp. 328-335). Secunderabad: Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankara Mandir, G.S. Press.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1969). Sri Subbarama Diskhitar and his Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

---. (1969). Traditional roots of some leading Gandhian ideas and ideals. In Kalidas Bhattacharya (ed.), Gandhi centenary volume, (pp. 112-125). Santiniketan: Visva-Bharati.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1969). Worship of the sun. In Sankara and Shanmata: souvenir published in connection with the Conference on Sankara and Shanmata held in Madras from June 1-June 9, 1969, (pagination unknown). Madras: M.L.J. Office [distributors].

In English and Sanskrit.

---. [1969-1979?]. Andal and her hymns. [journal unknown] pp. 105-110.

In English.

---. [1969-1979?]. Film for the country’s education. [larger work unknown] [pp. 171-172?]

In English and Sanskrit.

---. [1969-1979?] Foreword. [larger work unknown] pp. 1-10. 

In English and Sanskrit.

---. [1969-1979]. The Harikatha. R.A. Puram Cultural Association souvenir. [publishing information unavailable]

In English.

---. [1969-1979?]. Karma yoga. [larger work unknown] pp. 193-195.

In English.

---. [1969-1979?]. Our temples. [larger work unknown]

In English.

---. (1970, January 4). Carnatic music composers 3: Tirtha Narayana. The Hindu, [pages unavailable]. Madras, India: K. Gopalan.

Though we have online access to this newspaper, our access does not extend far enough into the past.

In English.

---. (1970, February 18). Carnatic music composers 5: Sadasiva Brahmendra. The Hindu, [pages unavailable]. Madras, India: K. Gopalan.

Though we have online access to this newspaper, our access does not extend far enough into the past.

In English.

---. (1970). Karnataka and Karnataka music. The Music Academy, Madras – fortyfourth conference. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

---. (1971). Indian thought and culture: a lecture at the Committee for Cultural Relatioins with foreign countries, Sofia, Bulgaria, 4-6-1971. Vedanta Kesari, 58(5), pp. 211-216. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math.

In English.

--- (ed.). (1971). The Mudrārākṣasanāṭakakathā of Mahādeva (2nd rev. ed.). Tanjore: Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1972). Foreword. In Sri S. Jagannarayanan (translator), Kosvami Tulacitasarin Ramacarita manasam, allatu, Manasa Ramayanam: moli peyarppum, karuttukkalutanum manopavattutanum, (pp. xiii-xv).

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1972). Sanskrit: essays on the value of the language and the literature. Mylapore, Madras: The Sanskrit Education Society, Madras.

In English.

---. (1972). Sanskrit poetry and Indian thought. In S. L. N. Simha (ed.), Economic and social development; essays in honour of Dr. C. D. Deshmukh. (pp. 459-483). Bombay: Vora.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1973). The Bhakti of Guru Nanak. [publishing information unavailable]

This is a reprint of a contribution to Guru Nanak: a homage. The bibliography for the original chapter is: Raghavan, V. (1973). The Bhakti of Guru Nanak. In K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar (Ed.), Guru Nanak: a homage, (pp. 197-210). New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. We do not have this book, but the reprint is in the process of being added to the IU catalog, and the book can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1973). The greater Ramayana: the Professor L. Venkataratnam lectures for 1971 in the University of Madras. Fort Ramnagar, Varanasi: The All-India Kashiraj Trust.

This book is signed by Raghavan's daughter, Nandini Ramani. We have another copy of the book available here.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1973). Studies on some concepts of the Alaṃkāra śāstra (rev. ed.). Adyar, Madras: Adyar Library and Research Centre.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1974). Bharata Nāṭya. The Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, 45, pp. 233-258. Madras: The Music Academy.

In English.

---. (1974?) Philosophic thoughts in Tyagaraja’s compositions. [larger work unknown]

In English.

---. (1974). Sanskrit: vehicle of a spiritual culture. DILIP, [1(1)?], pp. 37-38. Bombay: Sudakshina Trust.

In English.

---. (1974). Sri Aurobindo’s aesthetics. In K. R. Srinivasa Iyengar (ed.), Sri Aurobindo: a centenary tribute, (pp. 118-128).

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1975). Vak Devata. DILIP, [2(3)?], pp. 35-36. Bombay: Sudakshina Trust.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1976). India: tradition and non-conformism in creative arts. The Eastern Anthropologist, 29(2), pp. 189-200.

The article is available here.

In English.

---. (1976). Mother worship – Vedic concept.

This is a reprint of an article published in DILIP, for which the bibliography is: Raghavan, V. (1976). Mother worship - Vedic concept. DILIP3(5), pp. 7-13. We do not carry this periodical, but the reprint is in the process of being added to the IU catalog, and the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1976). Tradition and non-conformism.

This is a typed manuscript, which was later published by The Eastern Anthropologist as "India: Tradition and non-conformism in creative arts." The bibliography for the published version is: Raghavan, V. (1976). India: Tradition and non-conformism in creative arts. The Eastern Anthropologist29(2), pp. 189-200. Lucknow: Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society. This volume is available here.

A photocopy of the manuscript was also included in the donation.

In English.

---. (1976). The two brothers Rama and Lakshmana. Madras: Raghavan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1977). Spiritual significance of music. The mountain path, October, pp. 227-230. Tiruvannamalai [India] Sri Ramanasramam.

In English.

---. (1977). Walajapet Sri Venkataramana Bhagavatar. The Music Academy, Madras – fiftyfirst conference, pp. 7-8. Madras: [publisher not identified]

In English.

---. (1977-1978). The spectrum of Indian Thought. Poona City: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

This is a reprint of an article published in the Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, for which the bibliography is: Raghavan, V. (1977-1978). The spectrum of Indian Thought. Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 58-59, pp. 829-834. Poona City: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. The reprint is in the process of being added to the IU catalog, but in the meantime the original article can be accessed here.

---. (1978). Bhoja’s Śṛṅgāra prakāśa (3rd rev. enl. ed.). Madras: Punarvasu.

This is Raghavan's master opus.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1978). Coomaraswamy and traditional culture. DILIP, [5(1)?], pp. 17-20. Bombay: Sudakshina Trust.

In English.

---. (1978, June). Shri Shyama Shastri. Quarterly journal, 7(2), pp. 8-15. Bombay: National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Though we carry this periodical, we are missing this particular volume. In the meantime the article can be requested via an Interlibrary Loan.

In English.

---. (1978). Syama Sastri: a bi-centenary homage.

This is a typed manuscript.

In English.

---. (1978). Universal love and world unity. Bombay: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

In English and Sanskrit.

---. (1980). Sri Muthuswamy Dikshitacaritam Mahakavyam. Madras: Punarvasu.

Available here.

In Sanskrit, English, and Tamil.

---. [date unknown] Sadasiva Brahmam. In [larger work unknown] (pp. 117-124).

In English and Sanskrit.

---. [date unknown] The Tattvasaṁgraharāmāyaṇa of Rāmabrahmānanda, pp. 1-9. A resume of the contents of the Tattvasamgraha-rāmāyaṇa (with brief notes), pp. 10-52. Analysis of the Rāmāyaṇa Tattvadarpaṇa, the author’s other work on the Rāmāyaṇa, pp. 53-55. Annals of Oriental Research, [volume/issue not identified]. Madras: University of Madras.

In English.

---. [date unknown] Vishnu. [Select Prayers?] pp. 421-435. [publishing information unavailable]

In English.

---. 2 photocopied introductions with an accompanying letter to Dr. Jackson from Nandini Ramani (Raghavan's daughter).

One is an introduction to Sri Akhyashashti, which is in English and Sanskrit. The other is the "Introduction to Daya Sataka - No. 25 of his Kāmakoti Granthāvali Pub", which is in Tamil with a handwritten English translation by Nandini.

Śaṅkarācārya. [197-?] Sri Subrahmanya Bhujanga stotra of Sankara. Madras: Punarvasu.

Raghavan provided English translations for Śaṅkarācārya's work. This work is available here.

In English and Sanskrit.

Sridhara Venkatesa, Ayyaval, V. Raghavan. (1944). Sri Akhyasastih. Kumbhaghonam Sri-Kamakotikosasthana.

This work is in Sanskrit, with an English introduction by Raghavan.

Tagore, Rabindranath. (1921). Excerpts from Thought Relics. New York: Macmillan.

The original work is available here.

In English.

---. (1961). A Tagore reader. New York: Macmillan Company.

This book was signed by Raghavan, having been part of his personal collection.

In English.

[author/editor not identified]. (1968). Dr. V. Raghavan: Shashtyabdapurti celebration, 21st and 22nd August, 1968:  select messages and appreciations. Madras: [publisher not identified].

In English.

[author/organization not identified]. (1968). Shashtyabdapurti of Dr. V. Raghavan: 22nd August, 1968.

This seems to be a printed handout for some event.

In English.

[author unknown]. (1979). V. Raghavan. [source unknown] pp. 91-92.

In English.

3 photocopied articles on one page, all in English.

(1979, April 6). Sanskrit scholar Raghavan dead. [identifying information illegible]

(1979, April 7). A loss to the world of learning: Akademi homage. The Mail. Madras, India: A.A. Hayles.

(1979, April 7). Versatile Sanskrit scholar: Tributes to Dr. Raghavan. The Hindu. Madras, India: K. Gopalan.

[author and date unknown] Biographical account of Sri A. Narayana-swami according to V. Raghavan.

This is a photocopy of a manuscript/transcript, which reads like the transcript of a conversation or narration.

In English.

[author and date unknown] Divyanāma saṇkīrtanam: Śrīmad-Upaniṣad Brahmendra kṛtam. [larger work unknown] pp. 1-4. Madras: Ramayana Printing Works.

In Sanskrit.

2 copies of a New Year’s greeting card either to or from Raghavan.

Raghavan's address is on the front.

In English and Hindi.

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The 1968 Bibliography of the books, papers & other contributions of Dr. V. Raghavan, Professor of Sanskrit, University of Madras by A.L. Mudalier, as the most comprehensive bibliography of Raghavan's works published to date, proved enormously helpful in determining full citations for most article and chapter donations. If you are interested in studying Raghavan's works, you can find Mudalier's book here.