Artists and curators taking part in Drawing Room's exhibition programme are invited to compile ‘reading lists’ that inform and expand the themes explored in their work.  This list has been compiled for Thinking Tantra, an exhibition starting with anonymous Tantric drawings from a span of two to three hundred years, and including drawings made in the Tantric tradition, with works by artists who know these drawings well, respond to them, and actively relate them to their own practice.  Titles marked with an asterisk * are held in Outset Study.

Title Author Year Selected by ISBN URL Buy
Silence, Lectures and Writings * John Cage Tom Chamberlain Link Amazon
Six memos for the New Millennium * Italo Calvino Tom Chamberlain Link Amazon
Coming to Writing and Other Essays Helene Cixous Tom Chamberlain Link Amazon
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees Lawrence Weschler Tom Chamberlain Link Amazon
Journey to Armenia Osip Mandelstam Tom Chamberlain Link Amazon
Froth on the Daydream Boris Vian Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Dream Machines * Susan Hiller Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Yantra [film] 1957 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWwlZSXaR0 James Whitney Shezad Dawood Amazon
Ritual Art of India * Ajit Mookerjee Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
The Chakras C.W. Leadbeater Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sūfism of Ibn 'Arabī: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi Henri Corbin Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
The Hierarchy of Minds Sri Aurobindo (compiled by Jyoti & Prem Sobel) Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Vyakul * Agnes b. Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings * Simon Grant Shezad Dawood Link Amazon
Kalighat Fetish [film] 1999 Ashish Avikunthak Shezad Dawood Amazon
I saw a God dance [film] 2011 Ayisha Abraham Shezad Dawood Amazon
The Body in Indian Art and Thought Naman P. Ahuja Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Art Sagrat de Les Tradiciones Indiques Fundació Caixa de Girona Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantra Franck Andre Jamme Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Vyakul * Franck Andre Jamme Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Corps de Silence Eric Baret Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Acharya Vyakul: Gedanken in Farben und Linien Barbara Barsch R. Block Joost van den Bergh Amazon
The Caves at Aurangabad Carmen Berkson Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Forms of the Goddess Lajjā Gaurī in Indian Art Carol R. Bolon Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
The Jain Cosmology Collette Caillat Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Magiciens de la terre retour sur une exposition legendaire Annie Cohen Solal J. H. Martin Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Jaina Art Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India William Dalrymple Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Yoga: The Art of Transformation Debra Diamond Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Inner Tantric Yoga: Working with the Universal Shakti: Secrets of Mantras, Deities and Meditation David Frawley Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings Madhuvanti Ghose and Amit Ambalal Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection Phyllis Granoff Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
The Roots of Tantra Katherine A. Harper and R.L. Brown Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Jaina Iconography: Iconography of Religions, Part 1 Jyotindra Jain and E. Fischer Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Jaina Iconography: Iconography of Religions Part 2 Jyotindra Jain and E. Fischer and E. Fischer Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
'Jaina Studies' Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies SOAS University of London, London, 2015-2016 Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantra Song Franck André Jamme Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Yantra: The Tantric Symbol of Cosmic Unity Madhu Khanna Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Citrakaras: l’imagerie Populaire de l’Inde Aldo Lazzarino Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
'The Iconic and the Narrative in Jain Painting' in Marg volume XXXVI, No 3, Bombay 1984 Saryu Doshi Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Kali: The Feminine Force Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Kundalini: The Arousal of Inner Energy Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
The Tantric Way: Art Science Ritual Ajit Mookerjee and M. Khanna Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Tantra Magic Ajit Mookerjee and M. R. Anand Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Pathway Icons: The Wayside Art of India Priya Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Ritual Art of India * Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Tantra Art: its Philosophy and Physics * Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Tantra Asana: A Way to Self-realization Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Yoga Art Ajit Mookerjee Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Krishna and Devotion: Temple Hangings from Western India Vivek Nanda Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Cosmologie Jaina Armand Neven and N. Douglas Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Religion et Culture de l’Inde: Le Jainisme Armand Neven Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantra Als Denkbeeld Armand Neven Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantric Buddhist Art Eleanor Olson Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India Pratapaditya Pal Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent Pratapaditya Pal Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Jainism and Early Buddhism: Essays in Honor of Padmanabh S. Jaini Olle Qvarnström Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Tantra: Art Science Ritual Philip Rawson Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantric Carpets from the Himalayas Anna Maria Rossi Joost van den Bergh Amazon
A India, Pórtico Do Norte Donald Stadner Joost van den Bergh Amazon
The Jina Collection New York Fredrick Shultz Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantra: The Cult of Ecstasy Indra Sinha Joost van den Bergh Link Amazon
Tantra [Exhibition: Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1971] Arts Council of Great Britain Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Tantra Art [Published by Ciancimino Ltd, London, 1968] Joost van den Bergh Amazon
De Trap naar de Verlossing Jan Van Alphen Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Paradisic-Heritage Acharya Vyakul Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Vyakul [Published by Acharya Vyakul and the Kapil Jariwala Gallery, London, 1997] Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Shaligram Puran Acharya Vyakul Joost van den Bergh Amazon
Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal June McDaniel Goutam Ghosh Link Amazon
Six Easy Pieces Richard P. Feynman Goutam Ghosh Link Amazon
Mysticism and Logic Bertrand Russell Goutam Ghosh Link Amazon
Metaphysics Aristotle edited and translated by John Warrington Goutam Ghosh Link Amazon
Pataldev principle: A scientific approach to realisation of truth, a bridge between the material and the non-material Surendranath Guin Goutam Ghosh Amazon
Rader Biral Matripuja Ambar Nath Sengupta Goutam Ghosh Amazon
Jigmasa : Collected Essays on Science Ramendra Sundar Tribedi Goutam Ghosh Amazon

Titles marked with an asterix * are held in the Outset Study library