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The history of the book in South Asia

Author: Francesca Orsini
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, [2013] ©2013
Series: History of the book in the East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Orsini
ISBN: 9781409437840 1409437841
OCLC Number: 822227434
Description: xxix, 589 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Writing, Orality and the Manuscript Book. Literary culture and manuscript culture in precolonial India / Sheldon Pollock --
Early manuscript illumination / Jeremiah P. Losty --
The imperial library of the Great Mogul / Jeremiah P. Losty --
The Jain knowledge warehouses: traditional libraries in India / John E. Cort --
Orality and literacy/performance and permanence / Christian Lee Novetzke. Part II Technology and Practices: Early books and new literary practices, 1556-1800 / Stuart Blackburn --
Calcutta: birthplace of the Indian lithographed book / Graham Shaw --
The coming of the book in Hindi and Urdu / Ulrike Stark --
An Indian success story: the House of Naval Kishore / Ulrike Stark --
Readers, reading practices, modes of reading / A.R. Venkatachalapathy. Part III The Cultures of the Book in Colonial India: The Battala book market / Anindita Ghosh --
The domain of Konkani / Rochelle Pinto --
Reading in the public eye: the circulation of fiction in Indian libraries, c. 1835-1901 / Priya Joshi --
'Petrifactions of bygone ages' : the sacred books of the East / Rimi Chatterjee --
Journals, publishing, and the literary system / Francesca Orsini. Part IV Post-Colonial Histories: Publishers' perspective / Rita Kothari --
Epilogue: exaggerated obituraries? / A.R. Venkatachalapathy --
The practices of reading and writing / Laura M. Ahearn.
Series Title: History of the book in the East.
Responsibility: edited by Francesca Orsini (SOAS, University of London, UK).
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The essays in this volume discuss the history of the book in South Asia starting with the earliest palm-leaf manuscripts and ending with the development of vibrant print cultures which are still  Read more...

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