Rasa, or, Knowledge of the self: essays on Indian aesthetics and selected Sanskrit studies
Rasa, or Knowledge of the Self, presents the first gathering in English translation of essays and reviews of Hindu aesthetics, as well as translations from the Sanskrit, by the famed French writer Rene Daumal (1908-44). A member of the Simplist group from 1928-1932, and associated with the journal Le Grand Jeu ("The Great Game"), Daumal began cultivating his East Indian studies as an extension of his active pursuit of the avant-garde. Daumal developed into a passionate spokesman for Indian culture, and his writings are far removed from the usual dry speculations of academic Orientalists.
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Introduction by Louise Landes Levi 1
J On Indian Music
Cj The Hymn of Man
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