LECTURE SCHEDULE
INDIAN AESTHETICS – POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA 2011-12

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SEPTEMBER 2011
Date Sr. No. Topic Resource
Karuna Rasa and Shanta Rasa – Compassion and
Equanimity as Paradigms in Buddhism
03 1 Buddha – Life, Events, the 3 Bodies:
Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya

Dhamma–Early Buddhist Philosophy:
The Noble Truths, Doctrine of Dependent

Origination
Sangha –Tripitakas and the Development of
Viharas to Mahaviharas
Dr. Manjiri Bhalerao
2 Jatakas and Avadanas as Narratives:
Their Objectives and Types as seen in Bharhut,
Sanchi and Ajanta
10 1 Aniconic and Iconic:
The Development of the Buddha Image and
The Notions of Kingship and Sovereignty
Dr. Manjiri Bhalerao
2 The World of Compassion:
Mahayana, Bodhisattvas and Prajnaparamita
17 1 Vajrayana – The Tantric Arm of Buddhism:
The 5 Families of Dhyani Buddhas, Siddhas and Proliferation of Images.
Resolution of Polarities of Bibhatsa and Shringara with Shanta through Ananda
Ms. Kavita Pai &
Ms.Swati Chemburkar
The Primacy of Vira Rasa or Heroic Forbearance in Jaina Thought
24 1 The Beginning:
Rishabhnatha As The Initiator of Change
Dr. Viraj Shah
2 Vira – The Hero, As The Model of Ascetic:
Rama-Krishna as Proto-type

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