Elements Of Indian Aesthetics: Volume I (Aesthetic Beauty and Bliss In Indian Literature and Philosophy)
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.;
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|
|(c) Bibliography & abbreviation.||237-242|
Item Code: IDG006 Author: S. N. Ghoshal Sastri Cover: Hardcover Edition: 1978 Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia Size: 11.0" X 9.0" Pages: 262 (Maps: 5)