This book, first published in 1933, was the first text on the general Hindu attitude to art. It sums up under the wider title of the Hindu view of art all such considerations – religious, philosophic, sociological, aesthetic and technical – as might be helpful for the understanding of Indian art.
Introductory Essay on Art and Reality by Eric Gill. Author’s Preface. Preliminary. 1. The Religio-Philosophical Hypothesis 1.1. The Veda 1.2. Buddhism 1.3. Jainism 1.4. The Epics 1.5. Puranas 1.6. Classical Sanskrit Literature 1.7. Philosophical Systems 1.8. Brahmanical Theism 1.9. The Tantra 2. The Aesthetic Hypothesis 3. Principles of Artistic Practice