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The poetics of devotion : the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram

Author: Rachel Dwyer
Publisher: Richmond : Curzon, 2001.
Series: London studies on South Asia, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces the poet Kavi Dayarambhai (1777-1852), considered by many to be one of the greatest writers in the Gujarati language. Drawing on Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of literature, the text analyzes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations
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Named Person: Dayārāma; Dayārāma; Dayārāma; Dayārāma; Dayārāma
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Dwyer
ISBN: 070071233X 9780700712335
OCLC Number: 42004162
Language Note: English translation of Gujarati text on facing pages.
Description: xii, 379 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The life and work of Dayaram --
2.1. Life of Dayaram --
2.2. Dayaram's religious background --
2.3. Dayaram's corpus: texts and transmission --
2.4. The form and language of Dayaram's lyrics --
3. Dayaram in the canon of Gujarati literature --
3.1. The nineteenth-century Gujarati literary world --
3.2. The creation of the canon of medieval poets --
3.3. Critical assessments of Dayaram in the canon --
4. Reinterpreting Dayaram's lyrics --
4.1. Mikhail Bakhtin --
4.2. Towards a Bakhtinian reading to Dayaram --
4.3.1. The carnivalesque in the Krsna cult --
4.3.2. Developments of carnivalesque elements in the Pustimarga --
4.3.3. Carnivalesque features in the lyrics of Dayaram --
4.3.4. Carnivalesque and popular culture --
4.4.1. The 'generic' chronotope --
4.4.2. Space and place --
4.4.3. Time --
4.4.4. Chronotopic motifs --
4.4.4. The chronotopes of the author and of the reader --
4.5. Concluding remarks --
4.6. Afterword: suggestions for further research on Dayaram and the history of Gujarati literature --
5. The lyrics: texts and translations.
Series Title: London studies on South Asia, 19.
Responsibility: Rachel Dwyer.

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