Sushil Kumar Saxena

 (b.1920) retired in 1986 as Professor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi where he started the teaching of aesthetics at the postgraduate level in 1964, and continued doing it till his retirement. His very first book, Studies in the Metaphysics of Bradley, won him the distinction of being the second Indian (after Dr. S. Radhakrishnan) to appear as an author in (George Allen and Unwin’s) Muirhead Library Series of philosophical works. Today, however, he is better known as probably the country’s only professionally trained philosopher who has been writing on Hindustani music, rhythm, and Kathak dance for the last fifty years, fairly regularly, and mostly in the way of contemporary philosophical aesthetics.

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Seen here editing the text of ‘The Mind and Art of Allabande Rahimuddin Dagur’ to be released by Anad Records’ World Music Heritage Series.

To have a nearly 20 years long association with the grand professor has been an honour.

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