Innovations and Turning Points Toward a History of Kavya Literature

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  • Copyright: 2014-11-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Yigal Bronner, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,David Shulman, Renee Lang Professor, Humanistic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Gary Tubb, Chair/Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago

Yigal Bronner is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

David Shulman is Renee Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University.

Gary Tubb is Chair and Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Division of the Humanities, the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Yigal Bronner, David Shulman, Gary Tubb
I. Kalidasa and Early Classicism
1. Waking Aja: David Shulman
2. Baking Uma: Gary Tubb
3. On Beginnings: Introductions and Prefaces in Kavya: Herman Tieken
II. The Developing Mahakavya
4. Pace and Pattern in the Kiratarjuniya Peter Khoroche
5. The Conquest of Cool: Theology and Aesthetics in Magha's Sisupalavadha: Lawrence McCrea
6. Kavya with Bells On: Yamaka in the Sisupalavadha: Gary Tubb
7. A Constant Flow of Pilgrims: Kavya and the Early History of the Kakawin:Tom Hunter
III. The Masters of Prose
8. The Nail-Mark That Lit the Bedroom: Biography of a Compound: Yigal Bronner
9. Bana's Death in the Kadambari: Herman Tieken
10. Persons Compounded and Confounded: A Reading of Bana's Kadambari: David Shulman
11. On Bana's Boldness: Gary Tubb
IV. The Sons of Bana
12. Something New in the Air: Abhinanda's Ramacarita and Its Ancestry: Gary Tubb
13. "The Plays of Bhavabhuti": Gary Tubb
14. The Poetics of Perspective in Rajasekhara's Young Ramayana: Lawrence McCrea
15. Murari's Depths: David Shulman
V. Poets of the New Millennium
16. The Poetics of Ambivalence: Imagining and Unimagining the Political in Bilhana's Vikramankadevacarita: Yigal Bronner
17. Putting the Polish on the Poet's Efforts: Reading the Karnasundari as a Reflection on Poetic Creativity: Phyllis Granoff
18. Shadows: Charles Malamoud
19. Indian Kavya Poetry on the Far Side of the Himalayas: Translation, Transmission, Adaptation, Originality: Dan Martin
VI. Regional Kavyas
20. Sakalya Malla's Telangana Ramaya?a: The Udara-Raghava: David Shulman
21. The Classical Past in the Mughal Present: The Brajbhasha Riti Tradition: Allison Busch
22. Poetry and Play in Kavikarnapura's Play within the Play: Gary Tubb
23. Modernity in Sanskrit Viswanatha Satyanarayana's Amrta-sarmistam Velcheru Narayana Rao
24. A Distant Mirror: Innovation and Change in the East Javanese Kakawin; Tom Hunter
25. Notes on Contributors

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