Presenting an analysis of the basic aspects of aesthetics this volume systematically expounds important concepts from the Indian thought system. Presenting a lucid account of the Indian world view the volume explains the dynamics of literary appreciation. The comprehensive perspective offered by this volume covers the notions of Beauty.
Originally presented as lectures at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) by the author the chapters provide an experiential Journey into the vast field of Indian aesthetics. The volume serves as an introduction to Indian aesthetics. It would prove an immensely useful reference for the students of literary theory, and of literature and aesthetics, and should stimulate interest in Indian Thought.
About the Author:
Vidya Niwas Misra was a scholar and journalist. A renowned scholar of Hindi and Sanskrit languages, he was also an eminent writer. He authored, edited and translated over hundred books in Hindi and English. He also edited several journals and magazines. He twice served as the President of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan and was also the Chairman of the Sahitya Parishad.
He was the guiding spirit of many a literary and social organisations. He was closely associated with the ambitious project to bring out an Encyclopaedia of Hinduism. The Hindi monthly Sahitya Amrit, of which he was the chief patron, is one of the best literary journals in India. He was a renowned writer, commentator and columnist on literary, social, political and economic matters.