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The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern India

Author: Sheldon I Pollock
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Series: ACLS Fellows' Publications.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the rise and fall of Sanskrit as a vehicle of poetry and polity, this title traces the two great moments of its transformation. Drawing parallels with the rise of Latin literature and the Roman empire, it asks whether these very different histories challenge theories of culture and power and suggest possibilities for practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Pollock, Sheldon I.
Language of the gods in the world of men.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005013461
(OCoLC)60349001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon I Pollock
ISBN: 9780520932029 0520932021 1423789636 9781423789635 1601293844 9781601293848
OCLC Number: 70701869
Notes: "Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies imprint."
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 684 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface and Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part I: The Sanskrit Cosmopolis --
1. The Language of the Gods Enters the World --
2. Literature and the Cosmopolitan Language of Literature --
3. The World Conquest and Regime of the Cosmopolitan Style --
4. Sanskrit Culture as Courtly Practice --
5. The Map of Sanskrit Knowledge and the Discourse on the Ways of Literature --
6. Political Formations and Cultural Ethos --
7. A European Countercosmopolis --
Part II: The Vernacular Millennium --
8. Beginnings, Textualization, Superposition --
9. Creating a Regional World --
10. Vernacular Poetries and Polities in Southern Asia --
11. Europe Vernacularized --
12. Comparative and Connective Vernacularisation --
Part III: Theory and Practice of Culture and Power --
13. Actually Existing Theory and Its Discontents --
14. Indigenism and Other Culture-Power Concepts of Modernity --
Epilogue --
Appendix A --
Appendix B --
Publication History --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: ACLS Fellows' Publications.
Responsibility: Sheldon Pollock.
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