Kalatattvakosa series of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has endeavored to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian artistic and cultural tradition. Through an in-depth investigation into the primary sources of various Ideological disciplines, the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interdisciplinary approach of Ideological and art historical research.
The present volume: Abhasa (Appearance/Symbolic form) is the sixth manifestation of the series devoted to key concepts of Indian art and deals with the abstract or symbolic forms containing closely related eight terms where the basic concept of abhasa, appearance or seemliness or reflection is inherent. Abhasa helps to realize the structure even in the field of symbolic or invisible form. This volume contains eight articles on the following concepts abhasa, Sadrsya-sarupya, anukarana/ anukrti/ anukirtana, chaya, bimbapratibimba, linga, pada and vrttiriti.