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A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics

Sheldon Pollock, ISBN 13: 9788178245171, Year : 2017, Rs. 1495 Rs. 1256 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art. Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's formal structures and broader inquiries into the pleasure of tragic tales. Rasa, or taste, was the word they chose to describe art's aesthetics, and their passionate effort to pin down these phenomena became its own remarkable act of creation. This book is the first in any language to follow the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thought