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Indian Aesthetics

Convergences and Divergences by: Priyadarshi Patnaik , Joy Sen

A collection of fifteen scholarly articles, this volume talks about the development of convergences and divergences in Indian aesthetics under two broad topics – Theoretical Explorations and Applications – be it cinema, dance, drama, music, literature or sculpture.

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ISBN: 9788124611432
Year Of Publication: 2022
Edition: 1st
Pages : x, 259
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 530

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A collection of fifteen scholarly articles, this volume focuses on the convergences and divergences which exist in Indian aesthetics, focusing both on Theoretical Explorations and their Applications. Indian aesthetics encompasses traditions and texts that focus on literary, visual, structural and performative productions of a wide range of art forms that delight, entertain, provoke their audience in ways that are relevant to the life. These art forms result in various responses such as delight, emotional relish, and enjoyment. In their convergence with other arts, different Indian art forms, be it cinema, dance, drama, music, literature or sculpture, have practised a “give and take” policy all through their history. Most of them are based on the rasa theory as the connecting thread. Talking about the divergences, the book details how different art forms emerged from a common root and shaped up as separate entities within the Indian framework, while embedding divergent viewpoints opening up the possibility of diverse views on the same concept. These developments also hold true for modern art forms like cinema. The volume provides illustrations taken from a wide range of art forms ancient and contemporary, talking about the diverse applications of Indian aesthetics across multiple art forms in recent times.

Contents

Preface 
Introduction 
Part I
Theoretical Explorations
1. Indian Aesthetics: Divergence and Convergence Possibilities, Scope and Limits
— Ananta Charan Sukla
2. Art and Aesthetics: A Few Philosophical Reflections
— P.K. Mukhopadhyay
3. Literary Theories in Sanskrit: Basic Concepts and Interrelations
— Radhavallabh Tripathi
4. Indian Aesthetics and Art: A Conceptual Overview
— Ranjan K. Ghosh
5. Indian Music: An Introduction
— Bharat Gupt
6. Origin of Rasa: A Philosophical Appraisal
— Subhash Phogat
7. Ontological Analysis of Nāṭya
— Sonal Nimbkar and Navjyoti Singh
Part II
Applications
8. The Indian New Wave Cinema: A Methodological
“Convergence” towards a New Cognitive “Divergence”
— Deb Kamal Ganguly
9. Idealism in Indian Aesthetics: A Short Note on Two Early Twentieth Century Thinkers
— Joydeep Dutta
10. From Seventh Art to Post-Aesthetics: Bollywood and the Demise of the Aesthetics of the Auteur
— Anindya S. Purakayastha
11. The Shelleyan Aesthetic: An Indian Perspective
— P.G. Rama Rao
12. Futuristic Humane Habitation Culture and Rabindranath Tagore
— Arunendu Banerjee
13. Abanindranath Thakur: The Contemporary Fountainhead of Indian Aesthetics
— Joy Sen
14. Multimodality, Translation and Transformation in Rāgamālā Paintings: An Exploration of Interrelationships through the Notion of Iconicity
— Priyadarshi Patnaik
15. From Imitation to Ingenuity: Bengali Theatre from 1795–1857
— Ujjwal Jana
Contributors 
Index 

Meet the Author
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Priyadarshi Patnaik, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Kharagpur (India). His areas of specialization include Indian aesthetics, visual culture and non-verbal communication. He is also a creative writer, painter, translator and photographer. He has authored more than 20 research articles and 15 creative writings in journals and edited volumes in India and outside. He has published two anthologies of poems, a critical work entitled Rasa in Aesthetics (DK Printworld), co-authored a monograph on non-verbal communication and co-edited a volume on Discourses on Ageing and Dying (Sage). He can be reached at his email: priyadarshi1@yahoo.com. Some of his visual work can be viewed at www.geocities.com/priyadarshi1
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Joy Sen is Professor and former Head of Architecture and Regional Planning at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His areas of research include Community and Regional Planning, Livability and Sensibility of Urban Systems, Urban and Regional Heritage Documentation and Mapping Systems. He has over 100 research papers, twelve published books in English, four published books (historic thrillers) in Bengali, thirty-two research monographs, and many research collaborations with academia and industry. He is a Member of the Council  of Architecture, Government of India and The Institute of Town Planners, India. He is a competent Sitarist. He learnt it from Guru Shri Nirmal Chakraborty, son of late Sri Suresh Chakraborty. He was the Principal Investigator of several research and consultancy projects, some of which are Phase II extension activities of The Science & Heritage (SandHI) project under MHRD at IIT Kharagpur (2013-19) and has many consultancy projects to his credit.
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