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More than real : a history of the imagination in south India, David Shulman

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More than real : a history of the imagination in south India
Title
More than real
Title remainder
a history of the imagination in south India
Statement of responsibility
David Shulman
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the major cultures of southern India underwent a revolution in sensibility reminiscent of what had occurred in Renaissance Italy. During this time, the imagination came to be recognized as the defining feature of human beings. More than Real draws our attention to a period in Indian history that signified major civilizational change and the emergence of a new, proto-modern vision. In general, India conceived of the imagination as a causative agent: things we perceive are real because we imagine them. David Shulman illuminates this distinctiveness and shows how it differed radically from Western notions of reality and models of the mind. Shulman's explication offers insightful points of comparison with ancient Greek, medieval Islamic, and early modern European theories of mind, and returns Indology to its rightful position of intellectual relevance in the humanities. At a time when contemporary ideologies and language wars threaten to segregate the study of pre-modern India into linguistic silos, Shulman demonstrates through his virtuoso readings of important literary works--works translated lyrically by the author from Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam--that Sanskrit and the classical languages of southern India have been intimately interwoven for centuries
  • From the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the imagination came to be recognized in South Indian culture as the defining feature of human beings. Shulman elucidates the distinctiveness of South Indian theories of the imagination and shows how they differ radically from Western notions of reality and models of the mind
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1949-
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Shulman, David Dean
Dewey number
153.30954
Index
index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.S4518 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Imagination
  • Culture diffusion
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Culture diffusion
  • Imagination
  • India
Label
More than real : a history of the imagination in south India, David Shulman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-326) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Theorizing Imagination -- 1. Mind-Born Worlds -- 2. Poets, Playwrights, Painters -- 3. Singularity, Inexhaustibility, Insight: What Sanskrit Poeticians Think Is Real -- 4. Poetics 2: Illumination -- 5. Toward a Yoga of the Imagination -- Part II. The Sixteenth-Century Revolution -- 6. Early Modern Bhavana -- 7. Simantini: Irrevocable Imaginings -- 8. Nala in Tenkasi and the New Economy of Mind -- 9. True Fiction -- 10. The Marriage of Bhavana and Best
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794004269
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1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
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online
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9780674065123
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt2f3mzc
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remote
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(OCoLC)794004269
Label
More than real : a history of the imagination in south India, David Shulman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-326) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Theorizing Imagination -- 1. Mind-Born Worlds -- 2. Poets, Playwrights, Painters -- 3. Singularity, Inexhaustibility, Insight: What Sanskrit Poeticians Think Is Real -- 4. Poetics 2: Illumination -- 5. Toward a Yoga of the Imagination -- Part II. The Sixteenth-Century Revolution -- 6. Early Modern Bhavana -- 7. Simantini: Irrevocable Imaginings -- 8. Nala in Tenkasi and the New Economy of Mind -- 9. True Fiction -- 10. The Marriage of Bhavana and Best
Control code
794004269
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f3mzc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794004269

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