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xiii, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword (Richard Stoneman)IntroductionChapter One: Greek and Syriac Versions of the Alexander Romance and their Development in the EastChapter Two: Arabic Accounts of Alexander the Great and the Legacy of Sasanian HistoriographyChapter Three: Alexander the Great in the Sh?hn?ma of Firdaws?Chapter Four: Alexander the Great in the Arabic and Persian Popular RomancesChapter Five: Alexander in the Iskandarn?ma of Ni??m? Ganjav? (1141-1209)Chapter Six: Alexander in the Iqb?ln?ma of Ni??m? Ganjav? ConclusionAppendix I: Summary of the Syriac Alexander RomanceAppendix II: Summary of Alexander's letter to Aristotle about the wonders ofIndia and China in the Syriac Alexander Romance (Book III, 7) Appendix III: Alexander's Persian GenealogyBibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788310307 20180416
Alexander the Great (356-333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had its greatest impact in the Persian language.Haila Manteghi here offers a complete survey of that deep tradition, ranging from analysis of classical Persian poetry to popular romances and medieval Arabic historiography. She explores how the Greek work first entered the Persian literary tradition and traces the development of its influence, before revealing the remarkable way in which Alexander became as central to the Persian tradition as any other hero or king. And, importantly, by focusing on the often-overlooked early medieval Persian period, she also demonstrates that a positive view of Alexander developed in Arabic and Persian literature before the Islamic era. Drawing on an impressive range of sources in various languages - including Persian, Arabic and Greek - Manteghi provides a profound new contribution to the study of the Alexander romances.Beautifully written and with vibrant literary motifs, this book is important reading for all those with an interest in Alexander, classical and medieval Persian history, the early Islamic world and classical reception studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788310307 20180416
Green Library
vii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Table of Contents Introduction Goli Taraqqi: A Committed Writer? Two Decades of Silence Emigration Literature Critical Reception Goli Taraqqi's Fiction: Narratives of Space Identity, Space, and Transcultural Significations Entangled Identities: Space, Mobility, Individuation The Che Guevara Stories and the Verge of Transition Zygmunt Bauman: Disembedding the Self, a Postulated Project Surmounting the Communal Structures: Thesis, Antithesis, and the Final Escape Lost in the Maze: "Man ham Che Guevara hastam" and the Obstructed Mobility "Yek ruz:" An Attempt at Re-Unification "Jayi digar:" Conflict Resolved Corporeal Self-Alteration as a Means to Escape Communal Structures Amputation: A Way to Be Cut Off from the Communal Body Narration: A Way Outwards "Khoshbakhti:" The Silenced Narration "Mi'ad:" A Postponed Promise Displacement: The Problematics of Self-Space and the Trauma of Identification Displacement and Its Impact on Representational Practices Representation: Communication in Culture Identification and Space The Problem of Self-Space in Taraqqi's Stories "Khaneh'i dar aseman:" The Dangling Position of the Displaced Aqa-ye Alef and the Door Dilemma "Madame Gorgeh:" Reconstruction of Self-Space in Exile "Avvalin ruz" and "Akharin ruz:" The Function of Self-Narration Narrative Oscillation: The Self in An Alien Environment The Relation between Self and Narrativity: An Issue of Debate Autobiographical Function: Leaving the Madhouse Homeland Re-Focalized: Shifted Significations and a Less Traumatized Style Homi K. Bhabha's Approach to the Study of Colonial Knowledge Bhabha: Cultural Hybridity Bhabha: Third Space and Cultural Translation Goli Taraqqi and Her Authorial Stance within the Third Space Farang: an Equivalent of the West? Farang in Taraqqi's Childhood and Adolescent Memories: Associations The Encounter with Farang Farang Undermined Farang: An Ambiguous Locale "Otobus-e Shemiran:" 'Aziz Aqa's Magic Lamp Mimicry: Mastering the Culture of the Other Liminal Spaces: Amalgams of Truths Conclusion Epilogue English Translations of the Titles of Taraqqi's Short Stories Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356924 20180312
In Another Place: Identity, Space, and Transcultural Signification in Goli Taraqqi's Fiction, Goulia Ghardashkhani examines the narrative process of the struggle for identification in the short stories of one of the well-established figures of Iranian contemporary prose literature. Goli Taraqqi's narratives of displacement and emigration are approached through a theoretical lens that foregrounds the significance of space and the role of retrospective self-narration in acts of cultural representation. Ghardashkhani studies Taraqqi's autobiographical narratives with an emphasis on the unstable meanings of homeland and Farang (a culturally constructed term signifying the West) and, thereby, accounts for Taraqqi's ironical style of narration in her memories of homeland recollected in exile.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356924 20180312
Green Library
xi, 101 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xiii, 199 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Tables List of Abbreviations 1 Introduction â 1.1â Introduction to Kashmiri â 1.2â Introduction to Pronominal Suffixation 2 Pronominal Suffixation in Kashmiri â 2.1â Overview of the Grammatical Features Relevant to Pronominal Suffixation in Kashmiri â 2.2â Pronominal Suffixes â 2.3â Pronominal Suffixes in Written Standard Kashmiri 3 Semantic Effects on Kashmiri Alignment â 3.1â Semantic Effects on Alignment â 3.2â Direct/Inverse Patterns â 3.3â Semantic Effects on Pronominal Suffixation in Kashmiri â 3.4â The Status of the Second Person: Grammaticalization â 3.5â Summary 4 V2 Word Order â 4.1â V2 Word Order in Kashmiri â 4.2â Word Order in Poguli â 4.3â Word Order in Kishtawari â 4.4â Word Order in Pahari and Punjabi Languages â 4.5â Summary 5 Pronominal Suffixation: An Areal Phenomenon? â 5.1â The Area â 5.2â The Languages and the Language Families â 5.3â Summary Conclusion Appendix Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346772 20180129
Argument structure of Kashmiri is a study of the grammatical patterns one finds in the Indo-Aryan language Kashmiri. Kashmiri shows several unique linguistic features which sets it aside from more well-known Indo-Aryan languages. The book focuses on the grammatical relations and their coding in case marking and in verb agreement. The occurrence of pronominal suffixation in Kashmiri is related with the universal feature of referential hierarchies and the phenomenon of verb second word order. The grammatical structure of Kashmiri is situated in the linguistic area of the Himalayas, and minority languages in the area are discussed as well. The book draws on a wealth of examples from field work, local manuscripts and secondary sources and it is a first comprehensive overview of the grammatical features of Kashmiri from a typological point of view.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346772 20180129
Green Library
289 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Part I 1. Persianate Sufism in the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries 2. The Rise of Awhad al-Din Kirmani 3. The Fall of Awhad al-Din Kirmani 4. Friend or Foe? Ibn Jawzi's Criticisms of shahid bazi assessed through Kirmani's hagiography Conclusion Part II The Virtues of Awhad al-Din Kirmani Notes to the Anecdotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057135 20180213
Awhad al-Din Kirmani (d. 1238) was one of the greatest and most colourful Persian Sufis of the medieval period; he was celebrated in his own lifetime by a large number of like-minded followers and other Sufi masters. And yet his form of Sufism was the subject of much discussion within the Islamic world, as it elicited responses ranging from praise and commendation to reproach and contempt for his Sufi practices within a generation of his death. This book assesses the few comments written about Kirmani by his contemporaries, and also provides a translation from his Persian hagiography, which was written in the generation after his death. The controversy centres on Kirmani's penchant for gazing at, and dancing with, beautiful young boys. This anonymous hagiography presents a series of anecdotes that portray Kirmani's "virtues". The book provides an investigation into Kirmani the individual, but the story has significance that extends much further. The controversy of his form of Sufism occurred at a crucial time in the evolution of Sufi piety and theology. The research herein situates Kirmani within this critical period, and assesses the various perspectives taken by his contemporaries and near contemporaries. Such views reveal much about the dynamics and developments of Sufism during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, when the Sufi orders (turuq, s. tariqa) began to emerge, and which gave individual Sufis a much more structured and ordered method of engaging in piety, and of presenting the Sufi tradition to society at large. As the first attempt in a Western language to appreciate the significant contribution that Kirmani made to the medieval Persian Sufi tradition, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Sufi Studies, as well as those interested in Middle Eastern History.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057135 20180213
Green Library

6. Butterfly valley [2018]

119 pages ; 23 cm
The late 1980s witnessed two devastating chemical attacks by the Saddam regime on Iraqi Kurdistan. The first of these, in 1988, known as the Anfal campaign, saw the destruction of 3000 Kurdish villages, over 40 chemical attacks launched, and 100,000 civilians buried in mass graces, with hundreds more dying of exposure to chemical weapons. The second attack was on the town of Halabja where over 5000 people died instantly. Thousands of people who had survived the attacks in both Anfal and Halabja but had been mildly affected by the gas later died from cancer and other diseases. Butterfly Valley is Sherko Bekes' response to these atrocities. Stunned by the world's silence in the face of this genocide, Bekes - in exile in Sweden at the time - longs to go home and mourn the victims. He laments the repetitive cycles of continuous oppression and suppressed revolutions in Kurdish history, and in his despair speaks to other exiled Kurdish poets (Nali, Hani and Mawlawi among them) from the sixteenth century to the present day. This long poem unfolds in beautifully-drawn images of the poet's homeland - mountains and forests, rivers and villages, meadows and flowers - which are juxtaposed with scenes of death, destruction and suffering. This is an immensely powerful poem, at once lyrical and heart-rending, and Choman Hardi's fine translation at last gives the English-speaking reader the most extensive example yet of his outstanding writing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781911469087 20180820
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
367 pages ; 22 cm
Critical study of Campūbhārata or Bhāratacampū (mixed prose and verse) of Anantakavi.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxiii, 397 pages ; 19 cm.
Green Library
199 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction -- Le désir obsessionnel du prince -- Une rencontre inattendue -- La chasse au cadavre -- Le guitariste ambulant -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le guitariste ambulant et la vigilance -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le guitariste ambulant et la force de l'amitié -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le mendiant futé -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le mendiant et ses amis -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le mendiant se marie -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Rétablissement de la justice -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le mendiant retrouve ses amis -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- L'époux fainéant -- Le prince découragé -- L'enseignement mal compris -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- L'âne perdu -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Les frères Darpo -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Les frères Darpo et le roi malade -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le tigre Nana -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le palefrenier qui ne mentait jamais -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Les trois soeurs -- La nouvelle chasse au cadavre -- Le Roi des perles.
"Le soir à la veillée, au Tibet naguère comme en Europe jadis, on se racontait des histoires. En voici quelques-unes, riches d'enseignements. Dans ces Mille et une Nuits du pays des neiges, on croisera un prince, un cadavre extrêmement loquace, des situations difficiles ou comiques, des hommes et des esprits, des désirs, de la souffrance, du bonheur, de l'ignorance et de la sagesse. Toute une humanité, dans laquelle petits et grands se reconnaîtront."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction to the Second Edition: Taking stock, Updating, Moving forward by Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-Barak Introduction: Dalit Literatures in India: in, out and beyond Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-Barak 1. Caste differently G. N. Devy 2. Caste and democracy: three paradoxes M.S.S. Pandian 3. The politics of Dalit literature Ravi Shankar Kumar 4. `No name is yours until you speak it': notes towards a contrapuntal reading of Dalit literatures and postcolonial theory Laetitia Zecchini 5. Language and translation in Dalit literature Nalini Pai 6. Negotiations with faith: conversion, identity and historical continuity Jasbir Jain 7. Resisting together separately: representations of the Dalit-Muslim question in literature Nida Sajid 8. Creating their own gods: literature from the margins of Bengal Sipra Mukherjee 9. Caste and the literary imagination in the context of Odia literature: a reading of Akhila Nayak's Bheda Raj Kumar 10. Questions of caste, commitment and freedom in Gujarat, India: towards a reading of Praveen Gadhvi's The City of Dust and Lust Santhosh Dash 11. Dalit intellectual poets of Punjab: 1690-1925 Raj Kumar Hans 12. Life, history and politics: Kallen Pokkudan's two autobiographies and the Dalit print imaginations in Keralam Ranjith Thankappan 13. Dalits writing, Dalits speaking: on the encounters between Dalit autobiographies and oral histories Alexandra De Heering 14. A Life Less Ordinary: the female subaltern and Dalit literature in contemporary India Martine Van Woerkens 15. Witnessing and experiencing Dalitness: in defence of Dalit women's Testimonio Sara Sindhu Thomas 16. Literatures of suffering and resistance: Dalit women's Testimonios and Black women slave narratives - a comparative study Arpita Chattaraj Mukhopadhay 17. Polluting the page: Dalit women's bodies in autobiographical literature Carolyn Hibbs 18. Intimacy across caste and class boundaries in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things Maryam Mirza 19. Caste as the baggage of the past: global modernity and the cosmopolitan Dalit identity K. Satyanarayana 20. Tense - past continuous: some critical reflections on the art of Savi Sawarkar Santhosh Sadanandan 21. The Indian graphic novel and Dalit trauma: A Gardener in the Wasteland Pramod K. Nayar.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138593282 20180625
This book breaks new ground in the study of Dalit literature, including in its corpus a range of genres such as novels, autobiographies, pamphlets, poetry, short stories and graphic novels. With contributions from major scholars in the field, alongside budding ones, the book critically examines Dalit literary production and theory. It also initiates a dialogue between Dalit writing and Western literary theory. This second edition includes a new Introduction which takes stock of developments since 2015. It discusses how Dalit writing has come to play a major role in asserting marginal identities in contemporary Indian politics while moving towards establishing a more radical voice of dissent and protest. Lucid, accessible yet rigorous in its analysis, this book will be indispensable for scholars and researchers of Dalit studies, social exclusion studies, Indian writing, literature and literary theory, politics, sociology, social anthropology and cultural studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138593282 20180625
Green Library
xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Bringing in the Harvest 2. The Genius of the Poet Tagore 3. Globetrotting with Rabindranath 4. Gitanjali Reborn, On Hundred Years later: The Story of a Discovery 5. Painting the Dust and the Sunlight: Rabindranath Tagore and the two Gitanjalis 6. Transplanting the Songs of Tagore 7. Master of Empathy: Probing the Genius of Tagore 8. On the Seashore of a Great Poem 9. What I have Learnt from Tagore 10. The Possibilities and the Problems of Tagore Translation 11. Rabindranath, Maker of Paths 12. The Balance of Complexity and Simplicity 13. Tagore before and after 1912 14. Tagore's Sense of Rhyth 15. Tagore and Christianity 16. The Wakening of Shiva: Rabindranath Tagore's Spanish Incarnation 17. The Teacher of Poetry and Life 18. Bengal's Gifts to the World 19. Rabindranath Tagore: The Next Fifty Years.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138099548 20180213
Radice, himself a recognized English poet and erudite scholar, delved into the deeper meaning of Tagore's poems and songs, and discussed his ideas on education and the environment with an insight probably no other Westerner has. He also translated Tagore's short stories and short poems, and finally was able to make a complete breakthrough by translating Gitanjali afresh and restoring Tagore's original English manuscript. Martin Kampchen lives in Santiniketan, West Bengal and Germany and is a reputed Tagore scholar and writer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138099548 20180213
Green Library
337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 379 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • Einleitung
  • Das Altpersische
  • Die Stellung des Altpersischen
  • Das Schriftwesen
  • Historische Lautlehre
  • Einleitung
  • Das urindogermanische Phonemsystem
  • Das altpersische Phonemsystem
  • Die uridg : Vokale und Diphthonge im Altpersischen
  • Die uridg : Kurzvokale ohne Laryngalwirkung und sonstige Einflüsse
  • Uridg : *ĕ
  • Uridg : *ŏ
  • Uridg : *ă
  • Uridg : *ĭ
  • Uridg : *ŭ
  • Kurzvokal vor *Ns und *Rs
  • Vor *Ns
  • In letzter Silbe
  • Inlaut
  • Vor *Rs
  • In letzter Silbe
  • Inlaut
  • Dehnung in Einsilblern?
  • Kurzdiphthonge
  • Primäre Langvokale
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *ē
  • Uridg : *ō
  • Uridg : *ā
  • Uridg : *ī
  • Uridg : *ū
  • Sekundäre Langvokale
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *ĕh₁
  • Uridg : *ĕh₂
  • Uridg : *ĕh₃
  • Uridg : *ŏh₁
  • Uridg : *ŏh₂ und *ŏh₃
  • Uridg : *ĭH
  • Uridg : *ŭH
  • Langdiphthonge
  • Silbische Resonanten
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *r ̥-- Uridg : *l ̥-- Uridg : *m ̥-- Uridg : *n ̥-- Sonderentwicklungen
  • Anaptyxe
  • Das Sieverssche Gesetz
  • Auslautdehnung
  • Kontraktion
  • Vokalkürzung
  • Vokaldissimilation
  • Vokalassimilation
  • Allegrophänomen
  • Die uridg : Konsonanten im Altpersischen
  • In Einzelstellung im An- und Inlaut
  • Die uridg : Verschlusslaute
  • Die uridg : Velare und Labiovelare
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *k/...
  • Uridg : *g/...
  • Uridg : *gh/...
  • Das Palatalgesetz
  • Die uridg : (primären) Palatale
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *ḱ
  • Uridg : *ǵ und *ǵh
  • Die uridg : Dentale
  • Uridg : *t
  • Uridg : *d
  • Uridg : *dh
  • Die uridg : Labiale
  • Uridg : *p
  • Uridg : *b
  • Uridg : *bh
  • Die uridg : Tenues aspiratae
  • Die unsilbischen Resonanten
  • Die Liquiden
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : *r
  • Uridg : *l
  • Die Nasale
  • Uridg : *m
  • Uridg : *n
  • Die konsonantischen Allophone von uridg : *i und *u
  • Uridg : ...
  • Uridg : ...
  • Die Sibilanten uridg : *s und *z
  • Uridg : *s
  • Uridg : *s ohne RUKI-Wirkung
  • Uridg : *s vor *u/...
  • Uridg : s-mobile
  • Uridg : *z
  • Die RUKI-Regel
  • Der uridg : Thorn-Laut
  • In Gruppen im An- und Inlaut
  • Vorbemerkung
  • In Zweiergruppen
  • In Gruppen mit mehr als zwei Konsonanten
  • Konsonanten und Konsonantengruppen im Auslaut
  • Nichtlautgesetzliche Veränderungen von Konsonanten
  • Assimilation
  • *h-k
  • *d-č
  • Bis. *p-b
  • *ǵ-t
  • Dissimilation
  • Haplologie
  • a-išta
  • Manā
  • Gen. P1. -ānām
  • Dasta-
  • Hagmata-
  • Niy-a-çār-aya-m
  • ...-
  • Haṣ̌ta-
  • *s vor u/...
  • Bis. xšnā- und x vor š < uridg : *ǵ(h)
  • Die uridg : Laryngale und ihre Wirkungen
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Uridg : HŬ
  • Uridg : *ŬHŬ
  • Uridg : *ŬH
  • Uridg : *HC
  • Uridg : *-H#
  • Uridg : *CH
  • Uridg : *CHC
  • Sonstiges
  • Der altpersische Akzent
  • Der Sandhi
  • Historische Formenlehre
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Nomen, Pronomen und Zahlwort
  • Deklination der Substantive und Adjektive
  • Bis. Vorbemerkung
  • Nichtablautende Deklinationen
  • ă-Stämme
  • Maskulinum
  • Dual
  • Neutrum
  • ā-Stämme
  • Abgeleitet
  • Wurzelnomina
  • Ablautende Deklinationen
  • Vokalische Stämme
  • i-Stämme
  • u-Stämme
  • u-Diphthong-Stämme
  • Konsonantische Stämme
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Tar-Stämme
  • n-Stämme
  • Reindentale Stämme
  • nt-Stämme
  • ah-Stämme
  • p-Stämme
  • iš-Stamm
  • Steigerung der Adjektive
  • Komparativ
  • Superlativ
  • Deklination der Pronomina
  • Personalpronomina
  • Person
  • Person
  • Person
  • Nichtpersonale Pronomina
  • Flexionsendungen
  • Demonstrativpronomina
  • a-
  • Aita-
  • Aiva-
  • Ana-
  • Ava/hauv-
  • Ima-
  • Artikel und Relativpronomen
  • Taya-
  • Ya-
  • Indefinitpronomina
  • Ka-
  • Ci-
  • Pronominaladjektive
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Aniya-
  • Hama-
  • Haruva-
  • Visa-/vispa-
  • Zahlwörter
  • Verbum
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Das Präsenssystem
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Präsensstammbildung
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Thematische Stämme
  • Athematische Stämme
  • Flexion des Präsenssystems
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Indikativ Präsens Aktiv
  • Indikativ Präsens Medium
  • Indikativ Präsens Medium
  • Konjunktiv Präsens Aktiv, Medium
  • Optativ Präsens Aktiv, Passiv
  • Imperativ Präsens Aktiv, Medium
  • Das Präteritalsystem
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Bestand
  • Formale Imperfekte
  • Formale Aoriste
  • Bis. Aorist Passiv (Typ ved. akār-i)?
  • Formales Perfekt
  • Augmentierte und unaugmentierte Formen
  • Augmentierte Formen (Indikative)
  • Das Augment
  • Flexion des Indikativ Imperfekt
  • Flexion des Indikativ Aorist
  • Unaugmentierte Formen
  • Vorbemerkung
  • Belege
  • Weitere Modi
  • Imperativ Aorist Medium
  • Optativ Aorist und Perfekt Aktiv
  • Nominalformen
  • Infinitiv
  • Infinitiv Präsens Aktiv
  • Partizipien
  • Partizip Präsens Medium
  • Partizip Perfekt Passiv
  • Anhang : zur sprachlich-stilistischen Gestaltung der altpersischen Inschriftentexte
  • Metrische Elemente
  • Formeln
  • "Oral Poetry"
  • Etymologisches Glossar
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Wortregister zum etymologischen Glossar.
Green Library
xviii, 378 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Green Library
308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction 1. A Tentative Paradigm for the Study of Languages and Literary Cultures in Hyderabad City R.S. Sharma 2. The Poetry Society of Hyderabad G.N. Ruttonsha, Revathi Thangavelu and Pingali Nageshwar Rao (Compilers-Editors) 3. The Poetry Society-Hyderabad Centre: A Brief SurveyBala Kothandaraman 4. The Dramatic Circle of Hyderabad: DCHB.S. Prakash with Shankar Melkote 5. American Studies Research Centre: The Rise and Fall of an InstitutionB. Ramesh Babu 6. Languages and Literary Culture in Hyderabad: The Foreign LanguagesMadhav Murumkar 7. The Unique Literary Traditions of DakhaniSajjad Shahid and Shagufta Shaheen 8. Dakhani Literature: History, Culture, and Linguistic ExchangesAshraf Rafi 9. Urdu Poetry and Hyderabadi Culture Yousuf Azmi 10. The Localities as Reflections of Linguistic Cultures of Hyderabad Anand Raj Verma 11. Languages and Literary Cultures in Hyderabad: ArabicIsmat Mehdi 12. The Daira-tul-Muarif: A Unique Language Institute of HyderabadMohammad Suleman Siddiqi 13. Telugu Language in Hyderabad: A Personal MemoirAmpasayya Naveen 14. The Role of Literary Associations in the Promotion of Telugu Language in Hyderabad City C. Mrunalini 15. Telugu Poets of the Deccan and their Contribution tothe Development of Literary Culture in HyderabadP. Varija Rani 16. Literary Translation and Contribution of Hyderabad to HindiP. Manikyamba 17. Hindi Prose Writing in HyderabadM. Venkateshwar 18. Hindi Journalism in Hyderabad City T. Mohan Singh 19. Growth of Malayalam Language and Culture in Hyderabad City Methala Gopalan 20. Contribution of Sri Gunderao Harkare to Sanskrit Literature and TraditionK. Geetha 21. Growth of Marathi Language and Literature in Hyderabad CityShobha Deshmukh 22. Tamilians, Tamil Language and Literature in Hyderabad R.Vijaya and P.S. Chitra 23. Kannada in Hyderabad: Past and Present K.G. Narayan Prasad 24. Preservation and Digitization of Rare Literature: A Case Study of Osmania University Library, HyderabadS. Yadagiri.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095441 20180213
There is great interest in recent scholarship in the study of metropolitan cultures in India as evident from the number of books that have appeared on cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Though Hyderabad has a rich archive of history scattered in many languages, very few attempts have been made to bring this scholarship together. The papers in this volume bring together this scholarship at one place. They trace the contribution of different languages and literary cultures to the multicultural mosaic that is the city of Hyderabad How it has acquired this uniqueness and how it has been sustained is the subject matter of literary cultures in Hyderabad. This work attempts to trace some aspects of the history of major languages practiced in the city. It also reviews the contribution of the various linguistic groups that have added to the development not just of varied literary cultures, but also to the evolution of an inclusive Hyderabadi culture. The present volume, it is hoped, will enthuse both younger and senior scholars and students to take a fresh look at the study of languages and literary cultures as they have evolved in India's cities and add to the growing scholarship of metropolitan cultures in India.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138095441 20180213
Green Library
xiv, 277 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Aporias of modernity
  • Fractured frames: imperial parallax and disjointed time
  • Commodity and sublimity: mimesis of the immaterial
  • Romanticism's horizons, or the transmission of critique
  • Atmospherics of imperialism: Benjamin's sublime
  • Neo-epic constellation: out of British India
  • Hali's transvaluation of modernity: allegories of Marsiya
  • Iqbal, or the Sturm und Drang of late colonial India: resemblances of pure content
  • Utility and culture: modern subjectivity and Hindi neo-traditional aesthetics
  • Epilogue: Melancholic ornament: TV Ramayana, nostalgia, and kitsch as counter-Enlightenment.
Taking cues from Walter Benjamin's fragmentary writings on literary-historical method, Late Colonial Sublime reconstellates the dialectic of Enlightenment across a wide imperial geography, with special focus on the fashioning of neo-epics in Hindi and Urdu literary cultures in British India. Working through the limits of both Marxism and postcolonial critique, this book forges an innovative approach to the question of late romanticism and grounds categories such as the sublime within the dynamic of commodification. While G. S. Sahota takes canonical European critics such as Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to the outskirts of empire, he reads Indian writers such as Muhammad Iqbal and Jayashankar Prasad in light of the expansion of instrumental rationality and the neotraditional critiques of the West it spurred at the onset of decolonization.By bringing together distinct literary canons-both metropolitan and colonial, hegemonic and subaltern, Western and Eastern, all of which took shape upon the common realities of imperial capitalism-Late Colonial Sublime takes an original dialectical approach. It experiments with fragments, parallaxes, and constellational form to explore the aporias of modernity as well as the possible futures they may signal in our midst. A bold intervention into contemporary debates that synthesizes a wealth of sources, this book will interest readers and scholars in world literature, critical theory, postcolonial criticism, and South Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810136496 20180312
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vii, 315 pages : maps ; 28 cm
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18. The life of Padma [2018 - ]

volumes : genealogical tables ; 21 cm.
The Life of Padma, Volume 1 recounts the histories and noteworthy ancestors of Rama's allies and enemies, focusing on his antagonist Ravana. This first direct translation into English of the oldest extant work in Apabhramsha is accompanied by a corrected reprint in the Devanagari script of Harivallabh C. Bhayani's critical edition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674660366 20180403
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19. Lifting the veil [2018]

243 pages ; 20 cm.
'Gloriously provocative... female sexuality within a patriarchal world is Chughtai's central concern' Kamila Shamsie, from the introduction Lifting the Veil is a bold and irreverent collection of writing from India's most controversial feminist writer. These stories celebrate life in all its complexities: from a woman who refuses marriage to a man she loves to preserve her freedom, to a Hindu and a Muslim teenager pulled apart by societal pressures, to eye-opening personal accounts of the charges of obscenity the author faced in court for stories found in this book. Wickedly funny and unflinchingly honest, Lifting the Veil explores the power of female sexuality while slyly mocking the subtle tyrannies of middle-class life. In 1940s India, an unlikely setting for female rebellion, Ismat Chughtai was a rare and radical storyteller born years ahead of her time. 'Ismat Chughtai is known for her iconoclastic, feminist writings which explored the inner workings of women's lives' Huffington Post.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241346433 20180409
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xii, 387 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction- Hans Harder 2. Shaping a Literary Space: Early Literary Histories in Malayalam and Normative Uses of the Past- Udaya Kumar 3. Drowning in the Ocean of Tamil: Islamic Texts and the Historiography of Tamil Literature- Torsten Tschacher 4. From Scattered Archives to the Centre of Discourse: Histories of Telegu Literature in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century- Heiko Frese 5. Beyond the nation: A Comparatist's Yhoughts on Some Foundational Categories in the Literary Historiography of South Asian Literatures- Ipshita Chanda 6. Dineshchandra Sen's The Folk Literature of Bengal: The Canonisation of Folk and the Conception of the Feminine- Sourav Kargupta 7.Ethics or Aesthetics? Obscenity as a Category for Evaluating the Hindi Public sphere in Colonial North India- Charu Gupta 8. George Abraham Grierson's Literary Hindustan- Ira Sharma 9. The impact of Sectarian Lobbyism on Hindi Literary Historiography: the Fascinating Story of Bhagvadacharya Ramanandi- Purshottam Agrawal 10. The Politics of Exclusion? The Place of Muslims, Urdu and its Literature in Ramachandra Shukla's Hindi sahitya ka itihas- Navina Gupta 11. A Discourse of Difference: `Syncretism' as a Category in Indian Literary History- Thomas de Brujin 12. Unscripted: The People of Arunachal Pradesh in Literary and Other National Histories- Stuart Blackburn 13. Indian Literature in English and the Problem of Naturalisation- Hans Harder 14. The Mahatma as Proof: The Nationalist Origins of the Historiography of Indian Writing in English- Snehal Shingavi.
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Writing histories of literature means making selections, passing value judgments, and incorporating or rejecting foregoing traditions. The book argues that in many parts of India, literary histories play an important role in creating a cultural ethos. They are closely linked with nationalism in general and various regional `sub-nationalisms' in particular. The contributors to this volume look at a great variety of aspects of the historiography of modern regional languages of India. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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