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

  • Pollock, Sheldon I
Date:
[2006], ©2006
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About this work

Publication/Creation

Berkeley : University of California Press, [2006], ©2006.

Physical description

xv, 684 pages : maps ; 24 cm

Contributors

Notes

"Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies imprint."

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-648) and index.

Contents

The language of the Gods enters the world -- Literature and the cosmopolitan -- The world conquest and regime of the cosmopolitan style -- Sanskrit culture as courtly practice -- The map of Sanskrit knowledge and the discourse on the ways of literature -- Political formations and cultural ethos -- A European countercosmopolis -- Beginnings, textualization, superposition -- Creating a regional world: the case of Kannada -- Vernacular poetries and politics in Southern Asia -- Comparative and connective vernacularization -- Actually existing theory and its discontents -- Indigenism and other culture-power concepts of modernity.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 0520245008
  • 9780520245006