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    Why do some performances or poems or stories move us to tears or to laughter or any of the sensations in between? the term for this experience in Indian philosophy is Rasa Rasa reader is an important examination of the concept of Rasa in Indian literature and dramaturgy Spanning from Bharata's natyashastra in c 300 to Jagannatha's views in court of Shah Jahan c1650 Sheldon Pollock uotes directly from works of Indian philosophers dramaturgists and writers to examine how scholars grappled with and debated what is Rasa where is it located how is it acheived and how many types are there? The book spans the evolution of analysis and philosophy of Rasa from linguistic to psychological point of view and from secular to religious to vedantic point of view A must read for students of arts or even anyone even remotely interested in arts


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A Rasa Reader [Reading] ➶ A Rasa Reader By Sheldon Pollock – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 struc From the early years of the Common Era to Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's A Rasa ePUB í formal structures and broader inuiries 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 creationThis 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.