South Asian Aesthetics

University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2014

Session 16: The Aesthetics of Devotion Part II- Discipline and Connoisseurship

“Sama is a proving ground for men of spiritual prowess.” — Nizam ud-din Awliya, in the Fawa’id al-Fu’ad جاں کیوں نکلنے لگتی ہے تن سے دمِ سماع گر وہ صدا سمائی … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Session 15: The Aesthetics of Devotion Part I: God as Love(r)

Guest speaker: John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College. Over the past month we have studied the concept of rasa (with its attendant concepts of bhāva, vibhāva, abhinaya, etc.) in the writings of several thinkers and in the context … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment