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Kalatattvakosa: A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of The Indian Arts (Volume 1)

Bettina Baumer (Editor)
Synopsis Kalatattvakosa series has endeavoured to evolve an important modern device to grasp the essential thought and knowledge system of the Indian tradition. Through an indepth investigation into the primary sources of various disciplines, the series aims at facilitating the reader to comprehend the interlocking of different disciplines. The present volume: Vyapti is the first (revised edition) in the series. It contains the pervasive terms of Indian culture and thought. In spite of their apparent abstractness, these concepts have greatly influenced the theory and practice of the arts. This volume contains eights major articles on the following concepts : Brahman, purusa, atman. sarira, prana, bija, laksana and silpa.
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About the author

Bettina Baumer

Dr. Bettina Baumer is an indologist from Austria, living and working in Varanasi since 1967. At present she is Director of Research, Alice Boner Foundation, Hon. Consultant, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, and Visiting Professor in Vienna University. Her main fields of research are Silpa.sastra of Orissa and Kashmir Saivism. She has edited 3 volumes of Kalatattvakosa, A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of the Indian Arts (Vol. I, 1988; Vol. II, 1992; Vol. Ill, 1996), Silparatnakosa (Delhi 1994), and is the author of several books in German, and a number of research articles.

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Title Kalatattvakosa: A Lexicon of Fundamental Concepts of The Indian Arts (Volume 1)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition Revised ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120805844
length xxxiv+287p., Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.