Text and Tradition in South India

Text and Tradition in South India


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ISBN-13: 9781438467764
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2018
Series: SUNY series in Hindu Studies Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Velcheru Narayana Rao is Visweswara Rao and Sita Koppaka Professor in Telugu Culture, Literature, and History at Emory University. His many books include a translation (with David Shulman) of Piṅgaḷi Sūranna’s The Demon’s Daughter: A Love Story from South India, also published by SUNY Press, and Textures of Time: Writing History in South India 1600–1800 (coauthored with David Shulman and Sanjay Subrahmanyam).

Table of Contents

Sources of Publication
Preface and Acknowledgments

Sanjay Subrahmanyam: VNR—Some Introductory Remarks

1. Multiple Literary Cultures in Telugu: Court, Temple,and Public

2. Notes on Political Thought in Medieval and Early Modern South India

3. Purāṇa as Brahminic Ideology

4. Coconut and Honey: Sanskrit and Telugu in Medieval Andhra

5. Multiple Lives of a Text: The Sumati Śatakamu in Colonial Andhra

6. When Does Sīta Cease to be Sīta: Notes Toward a Cultural Grammar of Indian Narratives

7. A Rāmāyaṇa of Their Own: Women’s Oral Tradition in Telugu

8. The Politics of Telugu Ramayanas: Colonialism, Print Culture, and Literary Movements

9. Epics and Ideologies: Six Telugu Folk Epics

10. Texture and Authority: Telugu Riddles and Enigmas

11. Buddhism in Modern Andhra: Literary Representations from Telugu

12. The Indigenous Modernity of Gurajada Apparao and Fakir Mohan Senapati

13. Purāṇa

14. A Day in the Life of a Housewife: “Sita Locked Out”

15. Urmila Sleeps: A Ramayana Song that Women in Andhra Sing

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