New Publication

Peter Schreiner pesch at INDOGER.UNIZH.CH
Thu Jan 13 12:42:10 EST 2000


Dear INDOLOGYsts

This is to announce publication of the Proceedings of the
First Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit
Epics and Puranas (DICSEP) which was held in August 1997:


COMPOSING A TRADITION: CONCEPTS, TECHNIQUES AND
RELATIONSHIPS.
Edited by Mary Brockington and Peter Schreiner.
Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1999. 351
pp., USD 40,-

Please see below for the table of contents.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

(NOTE: Diacritics are coded by punctuation marks before the
corresponding letter.)

Preface p. VII
Abbreviations p. IX

Greg Bailey:
"Introductory remarks on future research on the Sanskrit
Epics and Pur-a.nas"   p. 1

I. CONCEPTS

Yaroslav Vassilkov:
"_K-alav-ada_ (the doctrine of Cyclical Time) in the
Mah-abh-arata and the concept of Heroic Didactics"   p. 17

Horst Brinkhaus:
"Cyclical Determinism and the development of the
_trim-urti_--doctrine"   p. 35

Georg von Simson:
"Narrated time and its relation to the supposed Year Myth in
the Mah-abh-arata"   p. 49

Minoru Hara:
"_-Atman_ in the Bhagavadg-it-a as interpreted by
/Sa;nkara"   p. 67

Francis Brassard:
"The concept of _buddhi_ in the Bhagavadg-it-a"   p. 91

II. TECHNIQUES OF COMPOSITION

Mary Brockington:
"The art of backwards composition: some narrative techniques
in V-alm-iki's R-am-aya.na"   p. 99

Mary Brockington:
"The process of growth of the R-am-aya.na: Why? and Why not?
a workshop report"   p. 111

John Brockington:
"Formulae in the R-am-aya.na -- an index of orality?"  p.
121

John Brockington:
"Issues involved in the shift from oral to written
transmission of the Epics: a workshop report"   p. 131

Renate S:ohnen-Thieme:
"On the composition of the Dy-utaparvan in the
Mah-abh-arata"   p. 139

Alf Hiltebeitel:
"Reconsidering Bh.rguization"   p. 155

Iwona Milewska:
"Two modern film versions of the Mah-abh-arata: similarities
and differences between an Indian and a European approach"
p. 169

III. RELATIONSHIPS

Greg Bailey:
"Intertextuality in the Pur-a.nas: a neglected element in
the study of Sanskrit Literature"   p. 179

Danielle Feller Jatavallabhula:
"The theft of the _soma_"   p. 199

Petteri Koskikallio:
"The horse sacrifice in the P-at-alakha.n.da of the
Padmapur-a.na"   p. 227

Klara G:onc Moa>canin:
"_N-a.tya_ versus the Epic Literature: some questions about
relationships between classical Indian theatre and the
Mah-abh-arata, R-am-aya.na, Hariva.m/sa and some
Pur-a.nas"   p. 245

Peter Schreiner:
"The Bh-agavatapur-a.na as model for the
Satsa;ngij-ivanam"   p. 257

List of Contributors p. 279

Index of Passages Cited p. 283

General Index p. 299

Mislav Jezic:
Summaries in Croatian  p. 317

Table of contents in Croatian  p. 350

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Greetings and best wishes!

Peter Schreiner
Abt. fuer Indologie
University of Zuerich
CH-8001 Zuerich
Switzerland



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