Presenting an analysis of the basic aspects of aestheitics this volume systematically expounds important concepts from the Indian thought system. Presenting alucid account of the Indian world view the volume explains the dynamics of literary appreciation. The comprehensive perspective offered by this volume covers the notions of Beauty. Vak, Rasa, Sahridaya and Bhakti. Using illustrations from life and literature, grammar, philosophy and literary theory. Originally presented as lectures at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) by the author the chapters provide an experiential Journey into the vast field of Indian aestheitcs. The volume serves as an introduction to Indian aesthetics. It would prove an immensely useful reference for the students of literary theory, and of literature and aesthetics, and should stimulate interest in Indian Thought.