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Rasa : performing the divine in India

Author: Susan L Schwartz
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Schwartz illuminates the central role of religion in Indian arts, & how Indian aesthetics are founded in religious belief & practice.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan L Schwartz
ISBN: 0231131445 9780231131445 0231131453 9780231131452
OCLC Number: 53170502
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xv, 118 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Transliteration and romanization --
1. A taste of things to come --
2. Rasa in theory: text and context --
Etymological ingredients --
Sources of inspiration --
A written recipe for the arts --
Influences and implications --
3. Rasa in practice: drama, dance, music --
All the stage is but a world --
Dance as mystery --
Bharata Natyam --
Shringara Rasa: what love has to do with it --
Kathak --
Kathakali --
Good taste in music --
Dissonance, assonance, variation, transcendence --
4. Transformations in time and space.
Responsibility: Susan L. Schwartz.

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