Synopses & Reviews
In a series of 14 stimulating essays, a renowned historian unfolds India's vast cultural and philosophical traditions: its art, conception of the universe, social organization, and attitudes toward family, romantic love, and marriage. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy reveals the essence of the Indian experience, rooted in "a constant intuition" of the unity and harmony of life.
Preeminent authority unfolds vast metaphysic of India: revelation of her art, conception of the universe, social organization, etc. 27 reproductions of art.
About the Author
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was an Indian philosopher, Orientalist, and art historian who served as curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He was also a co-founder of the Traditionalist School and active in promoting the Perennial Philosophy that underlies the world's religions.
Table of Contents
What Has India Contributed to Human Welfare?
Hindu View of Art: Historical
Hindu View of Art: Theory of Beauty
That Beauty is a State
The Dance of Siva
Indian Images With Many Arms
Status of Indian Woman
Cosmopolitan View of Nietzsche
"Individuality, Autonomy and Function"