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

Olivelle, J P jpo at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Apr 11 15:03:14 EDT 2019


Dominik: on senses, not a secondary source, but there is a lot of material in the Bṛhadāraṇyaka and the Chāndogya about the competition among the senses that could be informative.




On Apr 11, 2019, at 1:59 PM, Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info<mailto: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

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