The present book follows a path which is a little different, and is perhaps of direct value to us in India. It is a detailed attempt to interpret and examine a fair part of the aesthetics of Susanne K. Langer, an important 'systematic' aesthetician of recent times, in the light of evidence of our Hindustani music, rhythm and Kathak dance. It is hoped that this book enable us to adjudge her work a little more thoughtfully than we have done so far; and to improve our own understanding of the three allied arts.
About the Author:
SUSHIL KUMAR SAXENA is better known as probably the country's only professionally trained philosopher who has been writing on Hindustani music, rhythm, and Kathak dance for the last fifty years, fairly regularly, and mostly in the way of contemporary philosophical aesthetics. Currently, as a senior Fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Prof. Saxena is engaged in writing a comprehensive book on the arts in India as they relate to aesthetics today.