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Since 1977, I tried to get the financial assistance from the UGC, ICHR, ICPR, ICSSR and the other Educational agencies of India. Owing to the political sadistic attitudes of bureaucracy, sitting over the treasure of Indian Culture coiling itself life a snake for the last five decades, I was unable to get any money for this gigantic work. At last, under the pretext of preparing the Dictionary of Indian Aesthetics, I have applied in the UGC, and was awarded in the all India competition of the Part-Time Research Associate ship in 1990. During the ten years of my tenure, I found it difficult to produce Dictionary on Indian Aesthetics, because it is of Inter-disciplinary nature. Hence, I convinced the UGC that no Dictionary is possible on the Indian Aesthetics but only an Encyclopaedia is the possibility to write on Indian Aesthetics and Art. Why? Because the topic of Aesthetics is of inter-disciplinary nature which covers the vast vista of the different studies covering a part of Indian Civilization, sub-cultures, religions, philosophies, cultural anthropology, psycho-analysis, Archaeology, Ethnography, Ethnology, Indian psychology, Art-history, Cultural-history, Numismatics, Linguistics, useful as well as fine arts, plastic, pictorial and performing. Moreover, Aesthetics mirrors the social-life of every historical period, human-behavior and experiences and artistic creation and appreciation including the symbolic meaning and emotional effect of various images. It is closely related to art-criticism by examining the standards used in the evaluation and criticism. Its value lies in understanding of the actual natures, functions and effects of art. It does not ignore the subject of beauty in the hierarchy. For defining beauty, it takes resort to semantic problem of Linguistic branch. Aesthetics is really the whole of philosophy, but with special emphases on the side of it which concerns art. It includes traditional and modern aesthetics together with comparative aesthetics. Thus, no dictionary is possible on the topic of Aesthetic as such. Nevertheless, it demands the comprehensive study in the form of interpretations which are possible only through giving articles of different aestheticians of India and by compiling them in the form of Encyclopaedia. My statement was sincerely accepted by the UGC because I started giving them resultant reports. Since 1989 to 1998 I have been submitting the report after every six months to the UGC office and it is highly pleased and satisfied with my reports, and endorsed by the UGC.
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