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Inhaltsangabe: Everyone has a past: the question is what one does with it. If earlier scholars are to be believed, South Indian society before colonial rule showed an indifference to its past - or approached the past through myth, legend and phantasmagoria. This book sets out not merely to disprove this idea, but to demonstrate the complex forms of historiography produced in South India between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries. It argues that the usual division between Indo-Persian and vernacular historiographis is artificial. It demonstrates the existence of a group of literati (karanams), who passed with ease from Telugu and Tamil, to Marathi and Persian. Through a careful reading of and extensive translations from the relavant texts, this book thus sets out to shake some of deepest-rooted prejudices in the received wisdom on medieval and early modern India....
Über den Autor: Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an author of A Poem at the Right Moment. David Shulman is Professor of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of several monographs and translations, including The Wisdom of Poets. Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Directeur d'études at the Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is the author of several books, including Penumbral Visions.
Buchbeschreibung Distributed by Orient Longman, 2001. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8178240238