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Author Narayana Rao, Velcheru, 1932- author.

Title Text and tradition in South India / by Velcheru Narayana Rao with an introduction by Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (12, 494 pages)
Series SUNY series in Hindu studies
SUNY series in Hindu studies.
Contents Sources of Publication; Preface and Acknowledgments; Sanjay Subrahmanyam: VNR-Some Introductory Remarks; I; II; III; Key Bibliographic Elements; Notes; 1 Multiple Literary Cultures in Telugu: Court, Temple, and Public; Linguistic and Geographical Boundaries of Telugu Literary Cultures; The First Poet and the Production of a Brahminical/Puranic Literary Culture; The Literary Culture of Śaivabhakti; Poetry for Pleasure: Kāvya Culture; Court Poetry; Poetry in the Temple; Literature for the God-king in His Court-temple; Literature in Public Space: The Cāṭu World
The Question of Literary LanguageThe Politics of Translation; The Culture of Writing and the Propagation of Books; Notes; References; 2 Notes on Political Thought in Medieval and Early Modern South India; Introduction; Some Ur-Texts; Nīti and its Opponents during the Medieval Period; An Imperial Interlude: Kṛṣṇadevarāya; Early Modern Variations; Nīti and Karaṇam Culture; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Purāṇa as Brahminic Ideology; The Five Distinguishing Marks; Purāṇizing the Folk Tradition; Purāṇa: What it is and What it is Not; The Author/Speaker of the Purāṇas; Purānạ and Orality
What the Purāṇas SayWhat the Purāṇas do not Say; The Change in the Nature of the Purāṇas; Notes; 4 Coconut and Honey: Sanskrit and Telugu in Medieval Andhra; The Śaiva Protest; Mārga and Deśi; Separation of Styles; The Late-Medieval Crystallization; Notes; References; 5 Multiple Lives of a Text: The Sumati Śatakamu in Colonial Andhra; From Nīti to Morals; A Telugu Book on Nīti; A Guide to Success; Probable Readership of the SS; Śataka Genre; C.P. Brown and the SS; Features of Oral Transmission; The Metrics of Kandamu; Features of the PSS; Features of Literary Style; Popularity of the SS
Critical Editions of the SS and Authorship of the SSBhīmana vs. Baddĕna; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6 When Does Sīta Cease to be Sīta: Notes Toward a Cultural Grammar of Indian Narratives; Sītā in Sundarakāṇḍa; Problematics of Uttarakāṇḍa; Sītā in Selected Non-Vālmīki Versions; Sītā in the Twentieth Century; An Ecology of Indian Narratives; Notes; References; 7 A Rāmāyaṇa of Their Own: Women's Oral Tradition in Telugu; Some Background; The Songs; The Structure of the Songs; Sītāyana; Non-Brahmin Songs; Conclusion; Notes
8 The Politics of Telugu Ramayanas: Colonialism, Print Culture, and Literary MovementsThe Rāmāyaṇa Tradition and Vālmīki; Bhakti-ization and Iconization of Rāma's Story; Change in the Status of Non-Brahmins; Modernity and its Respondents; Conclusion; Notes; 9 Epics and Ideologies: Six Telugu Folk Epics; The Epic Stories; Epic Communities; Sex-Role Reversals; Secondary Epic Formations; Deified Virgin and Chaste Wife; Conclusion; Notes; References; 10 Texture and Authority: Telugu Riddles and Enigmas; Pŏḍupukatha; Other Riddle Forms; Literary Riddles; Riddles with Stories
Notes Originally published: Ranikhet : Permanent Black in association with Ashoka University, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 12, 2017)
Subject Telugu literature -- History and criticism
Sanskrit literature -- History and criticism
Manners and customs
Sanskrit literature
Telugu literature
SUBJECT Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Social life and customs
Subject India -- Andhra Pradesh
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Subrahmanyam, Sanjay, writer of introduction
LC no. 2017027759
ISBN 143846777X
Other Titles Essays. Selections