A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics

A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics

by Sheldon Pollock

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231540698
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Series: Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Sheldon Pollock is the Arvind Raghunathan Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies at Columbia University. His publications include Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia (2003); The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India (2006); and World Philology (2015). He is founding general editor of the Murty Classical Library of India, recipient of the Padma Shri award from the Government of India, and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
English Translations of Sanskrit Titles
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: An Intellectual History of Rasa
1. The Foundational Text, c. 300, and Early Theorists, 650–1025
2. The Great Synthesis of Bhoja, 1025–1055
3. An Aesthetic Revolution, 900–1000
4. Abhinavagupta and His School, 1000–1200
5. Continuing the Controversies Beyond Kashmir, 1200–1400
6. Rasa in the Early Modern World, 1200–1650
English-Sanskrit Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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