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Elements Of Indian Aesthetics: Volume I (Aesthetic Beauty and Bliss In Indian Literature and Philosophy)

Elements Of Indian Aesthetics: Volume I (Aesthetic Beauty and Bliss In Indian Literature and Philosophy)


Item Code: IDG006

by S. N. Ghoshal Sastri

Hardcover (Edition: 1978)

Chaukhambha Orientalia, Varanasi

Size: 11.0" X 9.0"
Pages: 262 (Maps: 5)
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About the Author:

Born in an orthodox Brahmana family of Bengal and educated traditionally in Varanasi, Dr. S.N. Ghoshal Sastri started his carrier as a teacher of a Sanskrit Institution and an editor of the Chaukhambha Sanskrit Series, Varanasi.

During the time, he had the privilege to sit under the feet of some celebrated scholars of the time; like Mm. Pramthantha Tarkabhusana, Mm. Balakrsna Misra and Mm. Gopinath Kaviraj.
He took active part in the '42 Movement and went underground as a suspect of the Chukaghat-case, Varanasi; that provided him a chance to learn English.

Acquitted of the alleged charge, he completed university education from B. H. U. and joined Visva-Bharati with an experience of a Sanskrit lecturer for 12 years in Jaunpur and Varanasi, U.P. He was entrusted with teaching & editing MSS. In the Dept. of Sanskrit, Pali & Prakrita. In addition to his normal duties, he extended cooperation to other departments, like Philosophy, Education and Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology.

As a veteran teacher and seasoned manuscriptologist, he edited two Urtexts on Indian Aesthetics of the Scholastic School as well as the Neo-Rasa-Scholastic School as well as the Neo-Rasa-School. He had the honour of compiling and publishing the Ist volume of the Descriptive Catalogues of Sanskrit MSS. Deposited in the Sanskrit MSS. Section, Vidya-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati.

Now, as an inmate of poet Tagore's hermitage, Santiniketan; he dovoted his life to present the country a complete work on Indian Aesthetics, ventilating its three major streams; Poetry, Arts and Music, extracting their fundamental principles of 'one-in-Two,' from the Yamala stream of the Tantra-Sastra.

Dr. S. N. Gghoshal Sastri, M.A.; B.T.; Ph.D.;
Kavya-Vyakaranatirhta, Sahitya-sastri,
Reader, Department of Sasnkrit, Pali & Prakrta
Hony. Editor, Sanskrit MSS. Visva-Bharati: Santiniketan, West Bengal, India





Chapter I: Cultural elements: 3-13
Chapter II: Historical elements: 14-29
Chapter I: Philosophy & Science of Sound: 33-41
Chapter II: The function of a sense: 42-50
Chapter III: Supremacy of suggestion: 51-58
Chapter IV: Nature of Relish: 59-72
Chapter V: Departure of the Neo-rasa-school from the scholastic school: 73-84
Chapter VI: The Reservoir of Beauty and Bliss: 85-94
Chapter VII: Aim of An Aesthete: 95-102
Chapter I: Letters and Literature: 105-117
Chapter II: Poets and Aesthetes: 118-125
Chapter III: Poetry and Poetics: 126-142
Chapter IV: Nature of Poetry: 143-151
Chapter V: Poetry and Suggestion: 152-165
Chapter VI: The Realm of Relish: 166-172
Chapter VII: The Fountain of Relish: Pratibha: 173-180
Chapter I: A Poet's work shop I: 183-186
Chapter II: Success in making Literature: 187-194
Chapter III: Bearing and Personality of a Poet: 195-205
Chapter IV: Seasons in India: 206-213
Chapter V: A Poet's Work-shop II: 214-220
(a) Index. 221-229
(b) Errata 231-235
(c) Bibliography & abbreviation. 237-242

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