WHAT DOES SANSKRIT AESTHETICS OFFER THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL?

Govind, Nikhil (2016) WHAT DOES SANSKRIT AESTHETICS OFFER THE CONTEMPORARY NOVEL? Samyukta: A Journal of Gender & Culture, 16 (1). pp. 90-103.

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Abstract

This paper will concern itself with a close reading of a novel (Sunflowers in the Dark) by one of India’s most revered contemporary women writers – Krishna Sobti (1925-). Through a reading of this novel, I will try and understand some of the conditions an affective architecture needs to take into account. Sobti’s work is often celebrated for its (sexual) exuberance – I would try and read how exuberance also has its companion in all the other mixed sibling affects of silence, isolation, courage, despair. Indeed the power of the literary might well be the irreducible miscibility of affect. Such a reading of affect as a fundamental axis might also open a new way of re-entering traditional Indian debates on the aesthetics – the background of traditional notions of aesthetics in India will form the initial, necessary background in the first part of the paper, to the reading of this contemporary Sobti novel

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sanskritic aesthetic tradition, aesthetics, rasa, dhvani, ataraxy
Subjects: Humanities > MCPH Manipal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email lib.mhl@manipal.edu
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 15:17
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146504

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