Monsoons in Indian History and Culture
A Guide to Online Resources
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain
or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~Rabindranath Tagore
India's Romance with Monsoon Rains: A Peep into Poetic Expressions and Personal Experiences, GRK Murty, The IUP Journal of English Studies, September 2014.
Rasa, Raga-Mala and Performance Times in North Indian Ragas, Walter Kaufmann
Ethnomusicology, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), University of Illinois Press
Monsoon In Traditional Culture, Francis Zimmermann, EHESS/CNRS, Paris
The Melodies of Monsoons: Weather in Indian Classical Music, Chanchal Uberoi
Shah Abdul Latif's Sur Sarang - The Monsoon, The Sign of Prosperity of Sindh, South Asia and the World, Dr. Zain-ul-Abdin Sodhar, Dr Abdul Ghani Shaikh, Ms. Khair u Nisa, International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH)
Monsoon Melodies in North Indian Music
Origin of the song 'Allah Megh de pani de'
It's raining ragas, Malini Nair
Varsha - The Rains (in Sanskrit Literature), Samhita Arni
Tagore's love affair with monsoon, Zahangir Alom (Bangladesh)
Meghadutam of Kalidasa with Sanskrit Commentary and English Translation
The Megha Duta, Or, Cloud Messenger: A Poem, in the Sanscrit Language by Kalidasa,
Horace Hayman Wilson, Published 1814
Plants of Meghaduta, with homage to Mahakavi Kalidasa by Tomomi Sato
Monsoons - Eternal Inspiration For India's Literature! Vimla Patil
When monsoon was the peg, R.V. Smith
Making Perfume From the Rain, Cynthia Barnett, The Atlantic
Indian villagers have found a way to bottle the fragrance of monsoons.
Monsoon Landscapes: Spatial Politics and Mercantile Colonial Practice in India,
Monsoon wind and maritime trade: A case study of historical evidence from Orissa, India, Tripati, S.; Raut, L.N., Current Science, vol. 90(6), 864-871.
The maritime rhythms of the Indian Ocean monsoon, University of Southampton http://moocs.southampton.ac.uk/shipwrecks/2014/10/02/maritime-rhythms-indian-ocean-monsoon/
A season soaked in sky-high love, Sharmistha Mukherjee, Jul 10, 2011
Capturing resonance of rain, Pooja Dadwal
My monsoons, August 2003, Himal Magazine
Venu Madhav Govindu, a scientist and environmental activist.
This list is in progress. Please let us know if you know of some good Oral history archive on the Internet which concerns us and we may have missed. Please report if you find any dead links.