I have reflectively provided a selective list of references as this exposition has been a synthesis of a wide range of reading and practice in art, design, education, ecosophy, eco-aesthetics and arts in education.
The references are in five areas
- Doctoral work and my research in arts education through the lens of Indian thought and aesthetic practices
- Indian thought, philosophy, aesthetics, Colonial impact on arts education, Creativity in Eastern thought
- Curriculum, pedagogy, Ideas on arts education, arts in education in India and elsewhere
- Artistic research
- Ecological Consciousness, Ecosophy, eco-ethics, eco- aesthetics, eco-art
A lot of this work draws upon my doctoral work. Five papers published during my doctoral work have a lot of resonance with key ideas in this exposition. Another book I co-authored with South Indian artist A.V.Ilango and a paper published with concepts emerging from the book both look closely into art education through an Indian aesthetic and philosophical lens and offer close inquiries into artistic research through the practices of both Ilango and me as artists. My masters thesis in consciousness in Indian art and my film from teaching environmental education at a school in India also have been evolving practices that has helped me synthesize my creative practices as well as pedagogy.
Thanks to Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram and Padmini Nagaraja for discussions and listening.
I would like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Priti Gururaja and Dr. K.V. Gururaja who invited me to be part of their research trip at Coorg and for Madhushri Mudke who was also part of the team where this beautiful encounter with coucal, waterfall and dancing frog happened.