By Sheldon Pollock
This publication is the 1st in any language to persist with the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thoughta proposal for the stageto its flourishing in literary thoughta thought for the web page. Reader on Rasa accommodates basic texts by means 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 that means and importance of every textual content, a accomplished advent summarizes significant threads in intellectual-historical phrases, and important endnotes and an intensive bibliography upload additional intensity to the decisions. The Sanskrit thought of emotion in paintings is likely one of the so much subtle within the historical international, a precursor of the paintings being performed at the present time by means of critics and philosophers of aesthetics. This volume’s conceptual element, old precision, and readability will entice any pupil drawn to an entire portrait of world highbrow development.
Reader on Rasa is the inaugural ebook within the historic Sourcebooks in Classical Indian concept sequence, edited by means of Sheldon Pollock. those text-based books consultant readers in the course of the most vital types of classical Indian idea, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral technological know-how, yoga, and medication. each one quantity presents clean translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize choices, a complete research of significant strains 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 additionally a good 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