Aesthetics, while always somewhat peripheral to Western philosophy, has always been at the center of Indian philosophy. It is therefore essential, if one wants to understand debates in Indian philosophy, to attend to Indian aesthetic theory. Moreover, because of this centrality, Indian aesthetic theory has evolved in continuous debate over millennia into a sophisticated and contested body of theory. It is therefore a rich source of aesthetic insight for anyone interested in aesthetics per se… (read full review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
Arindam Chakrabarti (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, Bloomsbury, 2016, 417pp., $172.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472528353.
Reviewed by Jay L Garfield, Smith College/Yale-NUS College