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Indian Rasa Theory

  • By: Scott R. Stroud
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Speculation in classical India concerning the effects of art and language arguably began in a fully developed form with Bharata's Natyas'astra (composition dates range from 100 BCE to 400 CE). A vital concept in explaining the impact of the dramatic (and later, poetic) arts ...

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