Elements of Indian Aesthetics: Volume II (Elements of Fine Arts, Crafts and Gesture: Part I - History and Thoughts of Indian Arts)

Elements of Indian Aesthetics: Volume II (Elements of Fine Arts, Crafts and Gesture: Part I - History and Thoughts of Indian Arts)

Item Code: IDG008
Author: S. N. Ghoshal Sastri
Publisher: Chaukhambha Orientalia
Edition: 1983
Pages: 209 (Fig: 6)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 11.0" X 9.0"
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: Universalism in Indian Arts: 1-9
Chapter II: Arts in Pre-historic, Pauranika & Classic Ages: 10-20
Chapter III: Cultural Colonization of India: 21-31
Chapter IV: Poetry and Arts: 32-40
Chapter V: Form, Beauty and Relish: 41-52
Chapter VI: Reciprocity between Colour and Relish: 53-65
Chapter VII: The Physique of a Feature: 66-73
Chapter VIII: Learning and Fine Arts: 74-81
Chapter IX: Poets and Poetry 82-94
Chapter X: Measurement in Constructive Arts: 95-106
Chapter XI: Art of Evolution: 107-113
Chapter XII: Art-culture in Mythic Literature: 114-128
Chapter XIII: Role of Iconography in Indian Life: 129-134
Chapter XIV: Confluence of Two Streams: Northern and Southern: 135-141
Chapter XV: Buddhist Canon of Iconography: 142-154
Index 1-15
Errata 17-18
Bibliography & Abbreviation 19-24