Books of Rasa Renaissance We present some of the greatest Classics of Sanskrit Literature in a very attractive contemporary Avatar. Five great Rasa Masterpieces:  "HIGH FIVE of LOVE" This Ensemble of Five Books by Artist Mumbiram is introducing the noble ideals of  Rasa Renaissance to the English Reading Fraternity around the world. It is a fusion  of great Rasa Art and great Rasa Literature that brings the enduring wisdom of  ancient India to contemporary international readership in a highly aesthetic popular  new avatar. The quality of the emotional fulfillment that an artistic creation brings  about is Rasa.  "Five Songs of Rasa" "Conjugal Fountainhead"  "The Jewel-Box of Highest Secrets of True Love" "Vrindavan Diaries" "Deluges of Ecstasy" The first four books introduce a body of hitherto undiscovered esoteric literature  that is based on the Rasa Theory of Literature and the Arts. It is a well-explored  theory that has been prevalent in appreciation of classical Sanskrit Literature.   These books are in the same league as such first-ever translations as Fitzgerald´s  Rubaiyat, Sir Richard Burton´s Arabian Nights or Edwin Arnold´s Light of Asia. They  are translations of Sanskrit Classics that bring the enduring wisdom of ancient India  to contemporary international readership in a highly aesthetic popular new avatar.  They are exquisite contemporary English translations with a uniquely evolved  emotional language that has direct appeal. They enrich the English language to new  heights of emotional expression.  These sweet and innocent stories are endless adolescent adventures in amour and  aphrodisia. They express emotional states that we all seem familiar with.  The Universal Paradigm of the High Five of Love based on the Rasa Theory of Aesthetic Appreciation "These books are going to re-enlist all those book-readers who had given up on contemporary Art and Artists. To those for whom all contemporary Art appeared amorphous, tasteless and contorted here is a quencher." The “High Five of Love” are Art Quality Books that are embellished by Mumbiram’s  Personalist Masterpieces that were independently made, yet were inspired by the  same noble ideals. They are remarkably contemporary in form as well as content  even though they are expressing eternal aspiration of the human spirit. These five  great Rasa Classics are inspired by the amorous affairs between Krishna and his  paramours.    “These works are unabridged presentations of the originals. The English renditions are superb. They don't show any cumbersomeness of a translation.Yet they capture the exact emotional hues of a classic language of a distant era. It is English that is dignified yet pleasantly replete with young contemporary idiom.” “It is easy to identify with the characters of the ancient classics. It is easy to establish rapport with them as with familiar contemporary personalities.” Each volume is self-contained with foreword, introduction, endnotes, glossary and index. As an ensemble they are a festival. The first four books of the High Five of Love DISTANT DRUMMER Publishing and Holding Company Art and Literature of Rasa Renaissance Each one of these books has the remarkable quality that you open it anywhere and you are instantly transported to the world of a classical rustic romance that is simultaneously innocent and passionate, like nature itself. They gracefully rise above language and culture. They speak the universal language of Love. These books are a consummate union of aphrodisia and spirituality. The books can be appreciated simply as books of Art and Love. Yet if you see it as a Paradigm of Divine Love, they elevate you to ecstatic heights of Esoteric High Spirituality. The fifth is an original work that Mumbiram had composed in America in the  seventies. One cannot help feeling that here Mumbiram is fulfilling Walt Whitman´s  "Passage to India”. The first four books of 'The High Five of Love' set the mood and  provide the context for Mumbiram’s: "Deluges of Ecstasy", a path-breaking work of  theophily in the highest Prema Vivarta mood, verily a passionate Love Affair.  The fifth book of the High Five of Love These books of the High Five of Love are Rasa Classics. “These books take us to a brave new world of a brave new idiom and brave new images. This is a rainbow of rasa. Mumbi is humbly carrying it like a caddy for Beloved Creator. This is a worship of Blue Cloud with amazing unbelievable paraphernalia.” The legendary painter Mumbiram who ‘lured’ dark ethnic beauties to his atelier is vividly and touchingly reconciled in these books with the righteous theophile, the Sanskrit scholar, the staunch proponent of economic justice and cultural prosperity. There are innumerable books about Indian Experiences written by Englishmen, Americans and now also Australians. All these writers have written about what the west likes to hear about India, what the west finds amusing about India. Then there are Indian expatriates writing about India. Unfortunately every one of these writers had lost touch with the glory of a classical India even before they (or their ancestors) left India. They at best depict India as a hopeless society with delusions of grandeur. In Mumbiram’s arrangement of things we hear what the west needs to hear about itself and about India. Mumbiram’s poems speak in idiom that is honed on the best that American Universities can produce. Yet in Mumbiram’s writing we hear the voice of one who has imbibed the best that a classical India stands for. Here is a wide-awake man who talks about ecstatic delusions. Here we have the voice of a sovereign artist who is an acutely evolved theophile. India needs a renaissance like the Lion needs Androcles. The World needs an India that continues to inspire us to its classical ideals of Love, Beauty, Knowledge, Peace and Courage of Non-violence. Mumbiram’s avant-garde presentations of the universal classical ideal rekindle our trust and hope. This presentation is an artistic triumph. Mumbiram´s paintings arouse a spectrum of rasas in concourse and contrast with words. They are Rasa Classics. High Five to a ‘Brave new world of brave new visions’.