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Author Cox, Whitney, author.

Title Modes of philology in medieval South India / by Whitney Cox.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages) : 2 illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer n rdamedia
online resource nc rdacarrier
data file rda
text file PDF rda
Series Philological encounters monographs ; volume 1
Philological encounters monographs ; vol. 1. 2451-9200
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Resource, viewed January 4, 2017.
Summary Philology was everywhere and nowhere in classical South Asia. While its civilizations possessed remarkably sophisticated tools and methods of textual analysis, interpretation, and transmission, they lacked any sense of a common disciplinary or intellectual project uniting these; indeed they lacked a word for 'philology' altogether. Arguing that such pseudepigraphical genres as the Sanskrit 'puranas' and tantras incorporated modes of philological reading and writing, Cox demonstrates the ways in which the production of these works in turn motivated the invention of new kinds of 'sastric' scholarship. Combining close textual analysis with wider theoretical concerns, Cox traces this philological transformation in the works of the dramaturgist Saradatanaya, the celebrated Vaisnava poet-theologian Venkatanatha, and the maverick Saiva mystic Mahesvarananda.
Contents Front Matter -- Introduction: Towards a History of Indic Philology -- Textual Pasts and Futures -- Bearing the Nyaveda: radtanaya's Bhvaprakana -- Vekaantha and the Limits of Philological Argument -- Flowers of Language: Mahevarnanda's Mahrthamańjar -- Conclusions: Philology as Politics, Philology as Science -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Manuscripts, Sanskrit -- India, South -- History.
Philology, Modern -- Research -- India, South.
Discourse analysis, Literary -- India, South.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- India, South.
Sanskrit language -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- India -- History.
Discourse analysis, Literary. (OCoLC)fst00894944
Language and languages -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst00992220
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Manuscripts, Sanskrit. (OCoLC)fst01008482
Philology, Modern -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01060719
Sanskrit language. (OCoLC)fst01105170
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
South India. (OCoLC)fst01692635
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Cox, Whitney. Modes of philology in medieval South India. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] 9789004331679 (DLC) 2016035562
ISBN 9789004332331 (electronic bk.)
9004332332 (electronic bk.)
9789004331679 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004332331
GBVCP 1014944791

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