Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Dialogics of Cultures in Ancient Indian Literatures
Displaying 726 of 4522         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Dialogics of Cultures in Ancient Indian Literatures
Pages from the book
Dialogics of Cultures in Ancient Indian Literatures
Look Inside the Book
Description
About The Book

In face of the notions of ethnictity and cultural identities much valorized in recent times by societies that often plunge ethnically different communities into conflict situations, this project attempts to explore the encounters between three well-defined literate cultures in the early phases of Indian civilization. The cultures referred to here are Sanskrit from north India, and two southern cultures, Tamil and Kannada, which together constitute a piece of history that is worth remembering today. The interface between Sanskrit (whose texts of the first millenium BC are available) and Tamil BC) and that between Sanskrit and Kannada (whose first extant written texts is of the 7th century AD) provide, however, a contested cultural space wherein one envisages a constant, continuing recoding—a recoding that confers on each other mutual, albeit fluid identities. While examining the classical Tamil and Kannada texts, my emphasis will be n the intricate, subtle civilizational process involved in the encounter (of these early language cultures). The contemporary reader who is more used to seeing conflicts between different cultures would really be hard put to finding any evidence of them in these texts. What these texts record, register does not smack of any deep hostility or resistance to Sanskrit culture, as one is prone to expect when Tamil and Kannada confronted Sanskrit. The encounter very often resulted in quiet and prevalent forms of negotiation, exchange, readjustment, and an excursive poetics of culture as communities came together and lived close proximity.

It is within this broad theoretical framework that the present study engages itself in exploring the three language culture texts for themes, motifs, and metaphors which together constitute a truly philosophic poetry or poetic philosophy—reminding us of Wittgenstein’s wish that “philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry.

 

About The Author

TRS Sharma (after his MA in English from the University of Mysore), as Smith-mundt/Fulbright Fellow, got his MA in American literature from the University of Colorado, and a PhD from the University of Alberta, Canad. He has taught English and American literatures as the Universities of Delhi, Alberta, Annaba (Algeria), and Kakatiya. He was also Senior Academic Fellow at the American Studies Research Centre (1987-89), Hyderabad, and Visiting Professor at the University of Delhi (1990-91). He has been a Fellow of the KK Birla Foundation, New Delhi, and at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. His published works include Poetic Style in Robert Frost (Humantities Press, New Jersey and Macmillan India, 1981), Tale of the Glory-Bearer (Penguin Classics, India, 1994), a verse translation of a medieval Kannada classic Yasodhara Carite by Janna, and Toward an Alternative Critical Discourse (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2000), outcome of the work he did on Indian Aesthetics under an IIAS Fellowship. He is Chief Editor of the Sahitya Akademi’s three-volume Ancient India Literature: An Anthology (2000). He has also edited a collection of essays on the Mahabharata for the Sahitya Akademi (2009). He has several articles published in literary periodicals on American, and Indian literatures.

 

Contents

 

  First Word vi
  Prolegomenon: Culture versus Civilization 1
  Tamil Literature: Sangam (cankam) Poetry and Eco-Poetics: Akam and Puram Modes - Of Love and War 19
  Muruga takes us to the Threshold of Bhakti 39
  Precursors of Bhakti: Ethical Writing Competing Ideologies: the Epic Narratives - Woman Power 47
  Bhakti and its Other Partakers: Saint Poets - Nayanars and Alvars 75
  Kannada Literature: Tamil and Kannada Land its People and their 'Idenitity' 105
  Kannada Mystics: Bhakti Movement Contra Poetics Allama Prabhu Muktayakka - Akka Mahadevi 157
  References 225

Sample Pages













Dialogics of Cultures in Ancient Indian Literatures

Item Code:
NAK452
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2014
ISBN:
9789382396130
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch 5.5 inch
Pages:
242
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 418 gms
Price:
$40.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Dialogics of Cultures in Ancient Indian Literatures

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 1989 times since 30th Oct, 2016
About The Book

In face of the notions of ethnictity and cultural identities much valorized in recent times by societies that often plunge ethnically different communities into conflict situations, this project attempts to explore the encounters between three well-defined literate cultures in the early phases of Indian civilization. The cultures referred to here are Sanskrit from north India, and two southern cultures, Tamil and Kannada, which together constitute a piece of history that is worth remembering today. The interface between Sanskrit (whose texts of the first millenium BC are available) and Tamil BC) and that between Sanskrit and Kannada (whose first extant written texts is of the 7th century AD) provide, however, a contested cultural space wherein one envisages a constant, continuing recoding—a recoding that confers on each other mutual, albeit fluid identities. While examining the classical Tamil and Kannada texts, my emphasis will be n the intricate, subtle civilizational process involved in the encounter (of these early language cultures). The contemporary reader who is more used to seeing conflicts between different cultures would really be hard put to finding any evidence of them in these texts. What these texts record, register does not smack of any deep hostility or resistance to Sanskrit culture, as one is prone to expect when Tamil and Kannada confronted Sanskrit. The encounter very often resulted in quiet and prevalent forms of negotiation, exchange, readjustment, and an excursive poetics of culture as communities came together and lived close proximity.

It is within this broad theoretical framework that the present study engages itself in exploring the three language culture texts for themes, motifs, and metaphors which together constitute a truly philosophic poetry or poetic philosophy—reminding us of Wittgenstein’s wish that “philosophy ought really to be written only as a form of poetry.

 

About The Author

TRS Sharma (after his MA in English from the University of Mysore), as Smith-mundt/Fulbright Fellow, got his MA in American literature from the University of Colorado, and a PhD from the University of Alberta, Canad. He has taught English and American literatures as the Universities of Delhi, Alberta, Annaba (Algeria), and Kakatiya. He was also Senior Academic Fellow at the American Studies Research Centre (1987-89), Hyderabad, and Visiting Professor at the University of Delhi (1990-91). He has been a Fellow of the KK Birla Foundation, New Delhi, and at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. His published works include Poetic Style in Robert Frost (Humantities Press, New Jersey and Macmillan India, 1981), Tale of the Glory-Bearer (Penguin Classics, India, 1994), a verse translation of a medieval Kannada classic Yasodhara Carite by Janna, and Toward an Alternative Critical Discourse (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 2000), outcome of the work he did on Indian Aesthetics under an IIAS Fellowship. He is Chief Editor of the Sahitya Akademi’s three-volume Ancient India Literature: An Anthology (2000). He has also edited a collection of essays on the Mahabharata for the Sahitya Akademi (2009). He has several articles published in literary periodicals on American, and Indian literatures.

 

Contents

 

  First Word vi
  Prolegomenon: Culture versus Civilization 1
  Tamil Literature: Sangam (cankam) Poetry and Eco-Poetics: Akam and Puram Modes - Of Love and War 19
  Muruga takes us to the Threshold of Bhakti 39
  Precursors of Bhakti: Ethical Writing Competing Ideologies: the Epic Narratives - Woman Power 47
  Bhakti and its Other Partakers: Saint Poets - Nayanars and Alvars 75
  Kannada Literature: Tamil and Kannada Land its People and their 'Idenitity' 105
  Kannada Mystics: Bhakti Movement Contra Poetics Allama Prabhu Muktayakka - Akka Mahadevi 157
  References 225

Sample Pages













Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Before The Divide (Hindi and Urdu Literary Culture)
by Francesca Orsini
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Orient Blackswan Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAH318
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Africa’s Islamic Experienc (History, Culture and Politics)
by Various Authors
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF666
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Dialogue with Memory (Manoranjan Das)
by Manoranjan Das
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
National Book Trust, India
Item Code: IDJ310
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Partition Dialogues (Memories of a Lost Home)
by Alok Bhalla
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAE571
$23.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
Beautiful and amazing products. Super quality
Vraja, USA
Thank you so much. I have received Krishna statue. Excellent art work and beautiful as I expected. Certainly I will recommend and plan to visit your store when I am coming to India.
Kannan, Canada.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India