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Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
E-mail: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com, info@jp-india.org
Tel      : +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975
Landmark: We are next to Cathedral Middle School, in the lane opposite J.B.Petit School.

 

 
 

Who is afraid of Mimesis? Contesting the Common Sense of Indian Aesthetics through the Theory of ‘Mimesis’ or Anukaraņa Vâda

7 - 8 Dec '17 6.30 - 8.30 pm
 
 

Image : A detail from Mahajana Jataka, Cave 1, Ajanta Frescoes, Maharashtra, circa 5th century CE, Photo credit: ACSAA.

The study of Indian aesthetics has long suffered from the twin burden of colonial and nationalist definitions of aesthetics, which has disallowed engagement with “mimesis” or anukŗti. The talk consists of 3 sections. The first two outline Anukarana-vada preserved in Abhinavabharati (10th century C.E.) through critical historiography and the problematic of translation while the last attempts to revisit the debates surrounding this theory in the Abhinavabharati through the lens of comparative aesthetics and contemporary theory.

 
 
 

Parul Dave Mukherji

Parul Dave-Mukherji [Editor] is professor and former Dean at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She holds a PhD from Oxford University. Her Fellowships include: Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USA; South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, Germany; British Academy Award, Goldsmiths’ College, London. Her recent publications include “Whither Art History in a Globalizing World”, The Art Bulletin, June, vol. XCVI, Number 2, the College Art Association Quarterly, CAA, 2014; InFlux- Contemporary Art in Asia, (co-edited) New Delhi, Sage, 2013; ASA volume Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World, co-edited with Ramindar Kaur, London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

 
 
 

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Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg,
Fort, Mumbai - 400001. India.
Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
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Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,
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