The City in Sanskrit literature

Steven Lindquist slindqui at MAIL.SMU.EDU
Fri Mar 18 03:18:12 UTC 2011

See also:  Kaul, Shonaleeka.  Imagining the Urban: Sanskrit and the City in Early India, Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2010.


Steven Lindquist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies 
Southern Methodist University

On Mar 17, 2011, at 10:10 PM, Frank Conlon wrote:

> McComas and Andrew,
> Not a text, but an interesting reading would be A. K. Ramanujan, "Towards an Anthology of City Images" pp. 224-242 in Richard G. Fox, editor, _Urban India: Society, Space and Image_ (Durham, N.C. Duke University Program in Comparative Studies on Southern Asia, 1970) [Monograph and Occasional Papers Series, Monograph 2]--which contrasts treatment of cities in Sanskrit literature with that of Tamil literature.
> Frank
> Frank F. Conlon
> Professor Emeritus of History, South Asian
>     Studies & Comparative Religion
> University of Washington
> Seattle, WA 98195-3560      USA
> Co-editor, H-ASIA
> Managing Director, Bibliography of Asian Studies Online
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011, McComas Taylor wrote:
>> Dear Colleague
>> I fine student of mine, Andrew Donnelly, is working on the concept of the
>> city in Sanskrit literature. If you come across any references or
>> descriptions of cities in your readings, would you be be kind enough to
>> forward the references to him at:
>> andrewgdonnelly at
>> With thanks in advance
>> McComas Taylor

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