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The life of a text : performing the Rāmcaritmānas of Tulsidas

Author: Philip Lutgendorf
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1991.
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Offers a vivid portrait of one community's interaction with its favorite text--the epic Rāmcaritmānas--and the way in which performances of the epic function as a flexible and evolving medium for cultural expression. Anthropologists, historians of religion, and readers interested in the culture of North India and the performance arts will find breadth of subject, careful scholarship, and engaging presentation in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lutgendorf, Philip.
Life of a text.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1991
(DLC) 90041106
(OCoLC)22117037
Named Person: Tulasīdāsa; Tulasīdāsa; Tulasīdāsa; Tulasīdāsa
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lutgendorf
ISBN: 9780520909342 0520909348 0585131074 9780585131078
OCLC Number: 43476661
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Page-facing-t.p.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 469 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A Note on Transliteration --
The Text and the Research Context --
The Text in Recitation and Song --
The Text Expounded: The Development of Mānas-Kathā --
The Art of Mānas-Kathā --
Words Made Flesh: The Text Enacted --
The Text in a Changing Society --
Glossary of Names with Transliteration.
Responsibility: Philip Lutgendorf.

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Offers a vivid portrait of one community's interaction with its favorite text--the epic Rāmcaritmānas--and the way in which performances of the epic function as a flexible and evolving medium for cultural expression. Anthropologists, historians of religion, and readers interested in the culture of North India and the performance arts will find breadth of subject, careful scholarship, and engaging presentation in this unique and beautifully illustrated examination of Hindi culture.

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