Enquiry with regard to colour symbolism in Hindu Traditions

Christophe Vielle christophe.vielle at UCLOUVAIN.BE
Mon Nov 1 17:49:11 UTC 2010

References in the Indology list-archives s.v. "colours"
(colours and 4 yugas, 4 var.nas, 9 rasas, etc.)
Best wishes,
Christophe Vielle

>Am 01.11.2010 um 16:53 schrieb James Hegarty:
>>  An undergraduate student recently asked me 
>>about colour symbolism in Hindu Traditions.
>>  I realised very quickly that I knew very little about this.
>>  Can anyone suggest readings (primary and secondary) on this topic?
>Here are two theses:
>Jain, Narendra Kumar: Indian Colour Symbolism. Berlin, 1978
>Berlin, Techn. Univ., Diss., 1977
>Slavik, Jan: Dance of Colours: Basic Patterns of 
>Colour Symbolism in MahÇyÇna Buddhism. Göteborg: 
>Göteborgs Etnografiska Museum, 1994. 
>(Etnologiska studier, v. 41). ISBN 9187484080
>University of Göteborg, Ph. D. Thesis, 1994
>Besides these, many publications on iconography 
>deal also with religious symbolism and will give 
>lots of references in this respect.
>Hope it helps
>Peter Wyzlic
>Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
>Universität Bonn
>Regina-Pacis-Weg 7
>53113 Bonn


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