[INDOLOGY] Satirical criticism in Sanskrit literature and philosophy? - Irreverent History reference
christophe.vielle at uclouvain.be
Fri Jan 9 09:22:49 UTC 2015
I forgot to mention in my last post the date of the M.G.S. Felicitation volume, which was issued last year (2014). Here is the table of contents :
Irreverent History: Essays for M.G.S. Narayanan, edited by Kesavan Veluthat & Donald R. Davis, Jr., Delhi: Primus Books, 2014, ISBN: 978-93-84082-14-7
List of Contributors vii
Preface (Kesavan Veluthat & Donald R. Davis, Jr.) ix
. 1. M.G.S. Narayanan: The Irreverent Historian Kesavan Veluthat 1
Part I: Kerala History and Culture
. 2. How did Paraśurāma Come to Raise Kerala?
Christophe Vielle 15
. 3. From Nadu to Swarupam: Political Authority in Southern Kerala from the tenth to the thirteenth Centuries K.K. Ganesh 33
. 4. Changes in Land Relations during the Decline of the Cēra State
Manu V. Devadevan 53
. 5. Jaṭāyuvadham in Kerala’s Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam Heike Moser 81
. 6. Satire as Apology: The Puruṣārtthakkūttŭ of Kerala
Donald R. Davis, Jr. 93
. 7. Implications of the Ritual Programme and Context of Āṟāṭṭupuḻa Pūram Rich Freeman 111
Part II: Epigraphy, Connected History, and Conceptual Frameworks
. 8. Social Structure and Commercial Pursuits in Early India: Reflections on Some Conceptual Issues Krishna Mohan Shrimali 147
. 9. The Image of the Scribe in Early Medieval Sources Daud Ali 167
. 10. Community, Caste and Region in Odisha: The Formative Period
Bhairabi Prasad Sahu 189
. 11. Varṇa and Jāti in Ancient India: Some Questions
Upinder Singh 205
. 12. Borrowed Words in an Ocean of Objects: Geniza Sources and new Cultural Histories of the Indian ocean Elizabeth Lambourn 215
. 13. Political Compacts Made by Local Chiefs during the Later Chola Period Noboru Karashima 243
. 14. A Copperplate Inscription of Krishnadevaraya’s Time: Its Historical Implication Y. Subbarayalu 251
. 15. Historical Memory and statecraft in late Medieval south India: a study of Krishnadeva raya’s Campaign of ad 1517 Venkata Raghotham 261
. 16. Delhi’s Capital Century (1911–2011): Understanding the transformation of the City Nayanjot Lahiri 277
Research Publications of M.G.S. Narayanan 297
Le 9 janv. 2015 à 09:39, Christophe Vielle <christophe.vielle at uclouvain.be> a écrit :
> I would add on the topic:
> Donald R. Davis, 'Satire as Apology: The Puruṣārtthakkūttŭ of Kerala', In: Kesavan Veluthat & Id. eds, Irreverent History: Essays for M.G.S. Narayanan, Delhi: Primus Books, pp. 93-109.
> Two satirical theatre-genres (rūpaka) :
> • the prahasana, of which the Bhagavadajjuka (which brings into ridicule the doctrines of Buddhism) is (like the Mattavilāsa) another good example:
> cf. - K.K. Malathi Devi, Prahasanas in Sanskrit Literature and Kerala Stage, Delhi: Nag Publishers, 1995.
> - Paulose, K.G., Bhagavadajjukam in Kūṭiyāṭṭam: The Hermit and the Harlot - the Sanskrit farce in Performance, Delhi: New Bharatiya Book Corp. 2000.
> Note the transl. of the farce by J.A.B. Van Buitenen in Mahfil (1971): jstor.org/stable/40874441
> • the bhāṇa (satirical monologue)
> cf. for example The Quartet of Causeries, by Śyāmilaka, Vararuci, Śūdraka & Īśvaradatta, translated by Csaba Dezső & Somadeva Vasudeva, Clays Sanskrit Library 2009.
> In the philosophical debate, there are a few satirical expressions to find in :
> J.-M. Verpoorten, 'Quelques tournures péjoratives dans le débat philosophique en sanskrit', IT 28, 2002, pp. 267-79. http://www.indologica.com/volumes/vol28/vol28_art13_VERPOORTEN.pdf
> About the jaina parodical Dhuttakkhāṇa of Haribhadra referred to by A. Ollett, see Haribhadra, Ballade des coquins, présentation et traduction du prakrit par Jean-Pierre Osier et Nalini Balbir, Paris: GF Flammarion, 2004).
> Le 9 janv. 2015 à 01:23, Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> Dear List Members,
>> In order to pay a tribute to freedom of critical expression my Master course "Sanskrit, scientific and philosophical lingua franca" will in the following weeks, as it did yesterday, focus on
>> Satirical criticism in Sanskrit literature and philosophy
>> Without trying to be in any way complete I propose that the work of the following authors can be regarded as, to some extent at least, belonging in this category:
>> Bhartrhari the poet/subhasita collector, Jayarasi, Ksemendra.
>> Part of Bhavabhuuti's Maalatiimaadhava reads as satirical criticism on Kapaalikas.
>> Now my question: ARE THERE ANY OTHER STRONG (extensive) EXAMPLES?
>> Satire in Indian literature? WHAT is usually criticized?
>> Satire in Indian philosophy? Criticism of WHAT? (Tattvopaplavasimha: of all philosophical-religious "truths" without trying to establish one's own).
>> Writing satirical criticism in Sanskrit in a manuscript is not the same as expressing such criticism in the most accessible "language" thinkable: comics published in a weekly.
>> HOW was satirical criticism in ancient, classical India RECEIVED?
>> Did anyone suffer on account of critical views expressed in Sanskrit? Or only when it was
>> expressed in a more popular language like Hindi (Kabir)?
>> jan houben
>> Prof. Dr. Jan E.M. Houben,
>> Directeur d Etudes « Sources et Histoire de la Tradition Sanskrite »
>> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences historiques et philologiques,
>> Sorbonne – 54, rue Saint-Jacques
>> CS 20525 – 75005 Paris – France.
>> johannes.houben at ephe.sorbonne.fr
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