Philosophy of Rasa (रस); Indian Aesthetics

Indian Aesthetics – The Rasa (रस) Theory as formulated by Bharata and later explicated and enriched by Ānandavardhana and Abhinavagupta constitutes the Central Tradition in Indian aesthetics. Indian aesthetic thinking is primarily audience- or reader-oriented and the center of much discussion is the response of the readers. But we should bear in mind that the word rasa denotes, apart from the reader’s aesthetic experience, the creative … Continue reading Philosophy of Rasa (रस); Indian Aesthetics