Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Jen Blood
Dedicated to Discovering Great Fiction
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Dramas & Plays   Ancient & Classical

A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought)


Huge Savings Item! Save 19% on the A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought) by Sheldon Pollock at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art. Their


Product Description

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―a concept for the stage―to its flourishing in literary thought―a concept for the page. A Rasa Reader incorporates primary texts by every significant thinker on classical Indian aesthetics, many never translated before. The arrangement of the selections captures the intellectual dynamism that has powered this debate for centuries. Headnotes explain the meaning and significance of each text, a comprehensive introduction summarizes major threads in intellectual-historical terms, and critical endnotes and an extensive bibliography add further depth to the selections. The Sanskrit theory of emotion in art is one of the most sophisticated in the ancient world, a precursor of the work being done today by critics and philosophers of aesthetics. A Rasa Reader's conceptual detail, historical precision, and clarity will appeal to any scholar interested in a full portrait of global intellectual development.

A Rasa Reader is the inaugural book in the Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought series, edited by Sheldon Pollock. These text-based books guide readers through the most important forms of classical Indian thought, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral science, yoga, and medicine. Each volume provides fresh translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize selections, a comprehensive analysis of major lines of development within the discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, as well as a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and interested general readers, Historical Sourcebooks is also a great resource for advanced scholars seeking authoritative commentary on challenging works.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Columbia University Press
Brand:Sheldon Pollock
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Studio:Columbia University Press
EAN:9780231173902
Item Weight:1 pounds
Item Size:1.25 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches
Package Weight:2.25 pounds
Package Size:7.3 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches

A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought) by Sheldon Pollock

Buy Now:
A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought)

Brand: Sheldon Pollock
4.3 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$80.00
$64.98
You Save: 19%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Ancient & Classical.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Sheldon Pollock, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9781474255073, isbn: 1474255078,
Libation Bearers is the 'middle' play in the only extant tragic trilogy to survive from antiquity, Aeschylus' Oresteia, first produced in 458 BCE. This introduction to the play will be useful for anyone reading it in Greek or in translation. Drawing ...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - jenblood.net. All Rights Reserved.