Jaideva Singh

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Thakur
Jaideva Singh
Born (1893-09-19)19 September 1893
Shoharatgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died 27 May 1986(1986-05-27) (aged 92)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaideva Singh (19 September 1893 [nb 1] in Shoratgarh, Uttar Pradesh[2] – 27 May 1986 in [3] Banaras) was an Indian musicologist and philosopher. He played a key role in the development of All India Radio where he was chief producer.[4][5] He was influenced by the Indian musicologist Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande.[6]

Singh was a renowned scholar in the Kashmir Saivism school of Indian philosophy,[7][8] a subject he studied for many years with Swami Lakshman Joo in Kashmir. He prepared and published first-ever English and Hindi translations of a number of Shaivite scriptures.[9] Singh was appointed as the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1973. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1974 for his contribution to music.

Selected works[edit]

  • Introduction to Madhyamaka Philosophy, Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan, Varanasi, 1968.
  • Pratyabhijnahrdayam: The Secret of Self-Recognition, by Kṣemarāja, translation, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1977.
  • Vijnanabhairava or Divine Consciousness: A Treasury of 112 Types of Yoga, translation, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1979.
  • Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity, by Vasugupta, translation, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1979.
  • Spanda-Karikas: The Divine Creative Pulsation, by Vasugupta, translation, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1980.
  • Para-trisika-Vivarana by Abhinavagupta: The Secret of Tantric Mysticism, by Abhinavagupta, translation, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1988.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources state 1896[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menon, Rekha (1961). Cultural Profiles. Inter-National Cultural Centre. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Journal of the Indian Musicological Society. Indian Musicological Society. 1986. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Misra, Susheela (1 January 2001). Among contemporary musicians. Harman Pub. House. p. 232. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Roy, Ashok (February 2, 2004). Music makers: living legends of Indian classical music. Rupa & Co. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ Gowri Ramnarayan (April 17, 2009). "Finding her own voice". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  6. ^ Bakhle, Janaki (17 September 2005). Two Men and Music: Nationalism in the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition. Oxford University Press. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-19-534731-9. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  7. ^ Rastogi, Navjivan (1987). Introduction to the Tantrāloka: a study in structure. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 14. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  8. ^ Rastogi, Navjivan (1 January 1979). The krama tantricism of Kashmir: historical and general sources. Motilal Banarsidass. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  9. ^ Saints and Sages of Kashmir. APH Publishing. 1 January 2004. p. 297. ISBN 978-81-7648-576-0. Retrieved August 4, 2013.

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