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monsoonMonsoons in Indian History and Culture
A Guide to Online Resources
August 2016

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.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2536832

Rasa, Raga-Mala and Performance Times in North Indian Ragas, Walter Kaufmann
Ethnomusicology, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), University of Illinois Press
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/850238.pdf

Monsoon In Traditional Culture, Francis Zimmermann, EHESS/CNRS, Paris
http://ehess.philosophindia.org/anglasie/uploads/media/monsoons.pdf

The Melodies of Monsoons: Weather in Indian Classical Music, Chanchal Uberoi
https://eos.org/opinions/the-melodies-of-monsoons-weather-in-indian-classical-music

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)
http://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/IRJAH/article/view/2301/1957

Monsoon Melodies in North Indian Music
https://academia.edu/8064776/MONSOON_MELODIES_IN_NORTH_INDIAN_MUSIC

Origin of the song 'Allah Megh de pani de'
http://8ate.blogspot.in/2007/05/allah-megh-de.html?view=classic

It's raining ragas, Malini Nair
http://timescrest.com/culture/its-raining-ragas-8335

Varsha - The Rains (in Sanskrit Literature), Samhita Arni
https://venetiaansell.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/varsha-the-rains/

Tagore's love affair with monsoon, Zahangir Alom (Bangladesh)
http://103.16.74.132/arts-entertainment/event/tagores-love-affair-monsoon-1219186

Meghadutam of Kalidasa with Sanskrit Commentary and English Translation
http://sanskritebooks.org/2010/10/meghadutam-of-kalidasa-with-sanskrit-commentary-english-translation/

The Megha Duta, Or, Cloud Messenger: A Poem, in the Sanscrit Language by Kalidasa,
Horace Hayman Wilson, Published 1814
https://archive.org/details/mghadtaorcloudm00wilsgoog

Plants of Meghaduta, with homage to Mahakavi Kalidasa by Tomomi Sato
https://meghadutaplants.com/

Monsoons - Eternal Inspiration For India's Literature! Vimla Patil
http://vimlapatil.com/vimlablog/monsoons-eternal-inspiration-for-indias-literature/

When monsoon was the peg, R.V. Smith
http://thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/when-monsoon-was-the-peg/article3669696.ece

Making Perfume From the Rain, Cynthia Barnett, The Atlantic
Indian villagers have found a way to bottle the fragrance of monsoons.
http://theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/04/making-perfume-from-the-rain/391011/

Monsoon Landscapes: Spatial Politics and Mercantile Colonial Practice in India,
Gunnel Cederlof
http://environmentandsociety.org/perspectives/2014/3/article/monsoon-landscapes-spatial-politics-and-mercantile-colonial-practice

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.
http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/33

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
http://newindianexpress.com/magazine/voices/article417313.ece

Capturing resonance of rain, Pooja Dadwal
http://tribuneindia.com/2012/20120701/spectrum/book2.htm

My monsoons, August 2003, Himal Magazine
Venu Madhav Govindu, a scientist and environmental activist.
http://old.himalmag.com/component/content/article/1865-my-monsoons.html

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 if you find any dead links.

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