The Antidote to Discontent

Chandrahas Choudhury writes about Shakti Maira’s wide-ranging investigation into the ways in which we experience beauty, that can offer an unusual key to our civilization’s problems.

The Promise Of Beauty is idiosyncratically written: After every two-three chapters, Maira pauses to draw together some of the strands of what has been said with his own thinking on beauty. “Beauty is more than a concept,” he writes, “and is best taught through lived experiences of mind and body.” To this end, he asks each of his respondents to describe a profound “beauty experience” of their own.

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