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Art, Aesthetics and Philosophy

Reflections on Coomaraswamy by: S.G. Kulkarni , Kavita Chauhan

This book presents the varied reflections on Coomaraswamy’s personality as a philosopher, art historian, art curator and his strong positioning against the colonial teachings of Western art historians and philosophers on India’s art, civilization and culture, projecting an image of Indianness in every sphere.

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ISBN: 9788124607640
Year Of Publication: 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Pages : xxvi, 174 p.
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 500

Overview

The savants of the twentieth century have excavated the past to discerningly reveal the present. Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi and Ananda Coomaraswamy, among others, interpreted Indian aesthetics, civilization, culture and philosophy unearthing the Indian wisdom against the wrong interpretations and teachings of the Western colonial scholars. This volume, a collection of papers presented at a national seminar on the Philosophy of Ananda Coomaraswamy held in February 2011 at the University of Hyderabad, approaches Coomaraswamy’s philosophy on Indian aesthetics, life and religion from different perspectives.
The volume brings forth different facets of Coomaraswamy: as a catalyst in spiritualizing Indian arts; his views on modernism and anti-modernism; his efforts in aestheticizing India; his polemics of decolonization through art criticism; his aesthetical philosophy; his perception and understanding on art, culture and Indianness; his metaphysics; and his philosophical approach to visuals and materials from the lens of an art historian. It sketches Coomaraswamy’s multifaceted persona, enunciating that the crux of modern Indian philosophy is one of vision, rather than building theories.
In a nutshell this book presents the varied reflections on Coomaraswamy’s personality as a philosopher, art historian, art curator and his strong positioning against the colonial teachings of Western art historians and philosophers on India’s art, civilization and culture, projecting an image of Indianness in every sphere.

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ananda Coomaraswamy: A Pen Sketch
Acknowledgement
Contributors
Introduction
1. Ananda Coomaraswamy and the Spiritualist Reading of Indian Arts
— Sharad Deshpande
2. The Two Faces of Ananda Coomaraswamy: Discourses on Modernism and Anti-Modernism
— Parul Dave Mukherji
3. Aestheticizing the Nation: An Essay on Ananda Coomaraswamy
— Mohan G. Ramanan
4. Polemics of Decolonization: The Art Criticism of Sri Aurobindo and Ananda Coomaraswamy
— Sachidananda Mohanty
5. Towards an Understanding of the Aesthetical Philosophy of Coomaraswamy
— Ranjan K. Ghosh
6. Ananda Coomaraswamy on Art, Culture and Indianness
— Archana Degaonkar
7. Coomaraswamy as a Metaphysician
— R.C. Pradhan
8. The Visual and the Material in Coomaraswamy’s Art History
— Sarada Natarajan
Index

Meet the Author
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S.G. Kulkarni is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Hyderabad, where he has been teaching since 1980. He obtained his doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His area of specialization is Philosophy of Science and in particular the Problem of Realism. His areas of interest are Metaphysics and Social and Political Philosophy as well as Modern Indian Thought. <sgkhcu@gmail.com>
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Kavita Chauhan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Hyderabad. She obtained her Ph.D. from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Her area of specialization is Philosophy of Art and in particular Indian Aesthetic tradition. At present she is pursuing Acharya in Sahitya. <Kavita.anhal@gmail.com>
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