publication announcement

Whitney Cox wc3 at SOAS.AC.UK
Wed Oct 26 15:32:56 UTC 2011

Dear colleagues,

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appearance of South Asian Texts
in History: Critical Engagements with Sheldon Pollock Edited by Yigal
Bronner, Whitney Cox, and Lawrence McCrea (Asia Past & Present: New Research
from AAS, Number 7).  I append the table of contents below, along with a
link to the front matter of the volume.


Whitney Cox

Acknowledgments / ix
Contributors / xi
Foreword / xiii
Nicholas Dirks
Introduction / 1
Yigal Bronner, Whitney Cox, and Lawrence McCrea

PART ONE: The Rāmāyaṇa and Its Readers
1.  A New Perspective on the Royal Rāma Cult at Vijayanagara  / 25
Ajay K. Rao
2.  A Text with a Thesis: The Rāmāyaṇa from Appayya Dīkṣita’s
Receptive End / 45
Yigal Bronner
3.  Expert Nation: An Epic of Antiquity in the World of Modernity / 65
Robert Goldman

PART TWO: Kāvya: Sanskrit Literary Culture in History
4.  The Prose Varṇaka in the Lalitavistara / 83
Xi He
5.  The Second Mahābhārata / 103
Sudipta Kaviraj
6.  The Vernacular Cosmopolitan: Jayadeva’s Gītagovinda / 125
Jesse Ross Knutson

PART THREE: The Vernacular and the Cosmopolitan
7.  Insiders, Outsiders, and the Tamil Tongue / 153
Blake Wentworth
8.  Saffron in the Rasam / 177
Whitney Cox
9.  Hindi Literary Beginnings / 203
Allison Busch

PART FOUR: Śāstra: Sanskrit Systems of Knowledge in (and outside)
10.  Standards and Practices: Following, Making, and Breaking
the Rules of Śāstra / 229
Lawrence McCrea
11.  For Whom is the “Naturalness” of Language a Problem?
Thoughts on Reframing a Buddhist-Mīmāṃsaka Debate / 245
Dan Arnold
12.  The Social in Kashmiri Aesthetics: Suggesting and Speciously
Savoring Rasa in Ānandavardhana and Abhinavagupta / 267
Guy Leavitt
PART FIVE: Early Modernity
13.  The End of the Ends of Man? / 293
Parimal G. Patil
14.  The Triumph of Reason: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century
Sanskrit Discourse and the Application of Logic to Law / 315
Ethan Kroll
15.  The Śūdra in History: From Scripture to Segregation / 337
Ananya Vajpeyi
16.  This Noble Science: Indo-Persian Comparative Philology,
c. 1000–1800 CE / 359
Rajeev Kinra


Dr. Whitney Cox
Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit
Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia,
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

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