[INDOLOGY] Colour symbolism in pre-modern Indic sources; concise overview of the senses

John Huntington john.darumadera at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 20:13:45 UTC 2019

The Buddhist tantric color symbolism is covered extensively (passim) in
Dina Bangdel's† and my Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art, 2003.
Although  long out of print, it is available under both my listing and
Dina's listings on Academia.edu.


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Students are asking me for readings for their essays, and I'm slightly
> stumped for good suggestions on these two.  Can anyone point to some good
> studies of these topics?
> I am particularly interested in colour readings in relation to the health
> sciences and alchemy, but anything will do!  I know about Martha Selby's
> 2005 "Narratives of Conception" article and its remarks on red/white
> distinctions in ayurveda.
> Regarding the senses, I haven't yet checked the Brill encyclopedia, and I
> will.  Probably there's something in Dasgupta, Hist. Indi. Philosophy.
> Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
> Best,
> Dominik
> --
> Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
> ,
> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
> ,
> Department of History and Classics
> <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
> ,
> University of Alberta, Canada
> .
> South Asia at the U of A:
> sas.ualberta.ca
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