By Sheldon Pollock
This ebook is the 1st in any language to persist with the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thoughta suggestion for the stageto its flourishing in literary thoughta thought for the web page. Reader on Rasa contains basic texts by way of each major philosopher of classical Indian aesthetics, many by no means translated ahead of. The association of the choices captures the highbrow dynamism that has powered this debate for hundreds of years. Headnotes clarify the which means and value of every textual content, a entire advent summarizes significant threads in intellectual-historical phrases, and important endnotes and an in depth bibliography upload extra intensity to the choices. The Sanskrit idea of emotion in paintings is among the such a lot refined within the old international, a precursor of the paintings being performed at the present time through critics and philosophers of aesthetics. This volume’s conceptual aspect, historic precision, and readability will attract any student attracted to a whole portrait of worldwide highbrow development.
Reader on Rasa is the inaugural e-book within the old Sourcebooks in Classical Indian proposal sequence, edited via Sheldon Pollock. those text-based books consultant readers in the course of the most crucial different types of classical Indian idea, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral technology, yoga, and medication. each one quantity offers clean translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize choices, a accomplished research of significant traces of improvement in the self-discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, in addition to a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and common readers, old Sourcebooks is usually an excellent source for complicated students looking authoritative observation on hard works.
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A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought) by Sheldon Pollock