Aesthetic Theories &
Forms in Indian Tradition


By Kapila Katsyayan and D.P. Chattopdhyaya, eds.
November 2008
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788187586357
650 pages
$199.50 Hardcover


Series: History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization
Vol.VI Part 1

The volumes of the PROJECT OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION aim to discover the central aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated manner. In spite of their unitary look, these volumes recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers, methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. Rather, contributions are made by different scholars of diverse ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called methodological pluralism. In spite of its primarily historical character, the project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is the first time that an endeavour of such unbique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization.






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