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Shulman, David Dean 1949-

Works: 77 works in 434 publications in 3 languages and 25,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BL1245.S5, 294.5513
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Most widely held works about David Dean Shulman
Most widely held works by David Dean Shulman
Tamil temple myths : sacrifice and divine marriage in the South Indian Saiva tradition by David Dean Shulman( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South India is a land of many temples and shrines, each of which has preserved a local tradition of myth, folklore, and ritual. As one of the first Western scholars to explore this tradition in detail, David Shulman brings together the stories associated with these sacred sites and places them in the context of the greater Hindu religious tradition.Originally published in 1980.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Dark hope : working for peace in Israel and Palestine by David Dean Shulman( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American-born Israeli David Shulman takes us right into the heart of the conflict with Dark Hope, a chronicle of his work as a member of the peace group Ta'ayush, which takes its name from the Arabic word for "living together."" "Though Shulman never denies the complexity of the issues that fuel the conflict - nor the culpability of people on both sides - he forcefully clarifies the injustices perpetrated by Israel every day by showing us the human dimension of the occupation. Here we meet Palestinian families whose houses have been blown up by the Israeli army, shepherds whose sheep have been poisoned by settlers, farmers stripped of their land by Israel's dividing wall. We watch as whip-swinging police on horseback charge into crowds of nonviolent demonstrators, as Israeli settlers shoot at innocent Palestinians harvesting olives, and as families and communities become utterly and irrevocably destroyed by the unrelenting violence of the occupation." "Opposing such injustices, Shulman and his companions - Israeli and Palestinian both - doggedly work through checkpoints and blockades to bring aid, rebuild houses, and physically block the progress of the dividing wall. As they face off against police, soldiers, and hostile Israeli settlers, anger mixes with compassion, moments of kinship alternate with violent confrontation, and, throughout, Shulman wrestles with his duty to fight the cruelty enabled by "that dependable and devastating human failure to feel.""--Jacket
Dream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreaming by David Dean Shulman( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents a comparative perspective on the way dreams are reported, perceived, and interpreted in vastly different cultural milieux. In contrast to Freud's claim that all dreams share a universal language of symbols, the authors of the essays collected in this book seek to explore the unique dream-languages of distinct civilizations."--Jacket
Untying the knot : on riddles and other enigmatic modes by Galit Hasan-Rokem( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untying the Knot collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle-a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture. Hasan-Rokem and Shulman have drawn these essays from a variety of cultural perspectives and disciplines; linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and religion and literature scholars consider riddling practices in Hebrew, Finnish, Indian languages, Chinese, and classical Greek. The authors seek to understand the peculiar expressive power of the riddle, and the cultural logic of its particular uses; they scrutinize the riddle's logical structure and linguistic strategies, as well as its affinity to neighboring genres such as enigmas, puzzles, oracular prophecy, proverbs, and dreams. In this way, they begin to answer how riddles relate to the conceptual structures of a particular culture, and how they come to represent a culture's cosmology or cognitive map of the world. More importantly, these essays reveal the human need for symbolic ordering-riddles being one such form of cultural ritual
Self and self-transformation in the history of religions by David Dean Shulman( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title brings together scholars of a variety of the world's major civilizations to focus on the universal theme of inner transformation. The idea of the self is a cultural formation like any other, and models and conceptions of the inner world of the person vary widely from one civilization to another. Nonetheless, all the world's great religions insist on the need to transform this inner world, however it is understood, in highly expressive and specific ways. Such transformations, often ritually enacted, reveal the primary intutitions, drives, and conflicts active within culture. The individual essays - by scholars such as Wai-yee Li, Janet Gyatso, Wendy Doniger, Christiano Grottanelli, Charles Malamoud, Margalit Finkelberg, and Moshe Idel - study dramatic examples of these processes in a wide range of cultures, including China, India, Tibet, Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity, Islam, Judaism, and mediaeval and early-modern Christian Europe
The hungry god : Hindu tales of filicide and devotion by David Dean Shulman( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's folklore and classical literature abound with stories of parents who sacrifice their children. In The Hungry God, David Shulman examines one set of such tales - Hindu texts that bear similarities to the biblical aqedah, the account of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac. In all the stories that Shulman explores, the sacrifice proceeds from a divine command and has no utilitarian explanation or rationale. Both the biblical and Indian aqedah texts are central to their cultures: later texts resume the narrative, rework its premises, and develop its paradigmatic character so that it comes to function as a "root metaphor" for its civilization. Shulman traces this history by unraveling the cumulative and sometimes conflicting meanings of the Hindu aqedah texts. Three Hindu tales figure most prominently in The Hungry God. First, there is the South Indian story of Ciruttontar (Siriyala), who kills and cooks his son to feast the god Siva. Shulman traces the development of this story through the medieval Telugu sources, which are often openly hostile to both the god and his murderous devotee. He then turns to the story of Sunahsepa, nearly slaughtered by his cruel father. Shulman studies this most famous Indian tale of child sacrifice in both its ancient Vedic form and in later epic and mythological versions. The third tale is that of Suka, who learns yoga from his father and then - to his father's infinite grief - disappears into the Absolute. Throughout, Shulman is sensitive to the tones and overtones of each text. In his final chapter he contrasts the Hindu tales of child sacrifice and their counterparts in Hebrew and Greek. At the heart of The Hungry God lies a series of fundamental questions: Why does God make such horrific demands on those he loves? Why do his followers obey? Is the meeting between human beings and their God inherently pregnant with ultimate pain?
The king and the clown in South Indian myth and poetry by David Dean Shulman( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God inside out : Śiva's Game of Dice by Don Handelman( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siva, a Hindu god, plays dice with his wife, to whom he habitually loses. The result of the game is our world, which turns the god inside-out and changes his internal composition. This book aims to show the logic implicit in this theology of play, fragmentation, divine self-knowledge and love
More than real : a history of the imagination in south India by David Dean Shulman( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: 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
Orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and dissent in India by heterodoxy and dissent in India Orthodoxy( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When God is a customer : Telugu courtesan songs by Kṣētrayya( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Telugu poetry : an anthology( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on a thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical tradition in Telugu is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures
Symbols of substance, court and state in Nāyaka period Tamilnadu by Velcheru Narayana Rao( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sound of the kiss, or the story that must never be told by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sixteenth-century masterpiece of Telugu literature, from the region now known as Andhra Pradesh, Suranna recounts the story of a young courtesan who falls in love with the most handsome man in the universe and overhears him speaking of a mysterious person whose story must never be told. Burning with curiosity and desire, she ventures to the god Krishna's palace, where much intrigue and adventure ensue. The Sound of the Kiss is considered by some to be the first novel written in South Asia, and the translation of this classic fills a gap in the literature of the East
Tamil : a biography by David Dean Shulman( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores two millennia of south Indian Tamil civilization, with a special emphasis on the way Tamil speakers and literati understood the unique features of their language and the major cultural themes articulated in Tamil over this long time span. Tamil is one of the great world languages, with its 80 million speakers, its ancient, classical past, and the profound richness of its cultural traditions, which spread throughout South Asia and beyond to Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia and, today, to a large Tamil Diaspora scattered around the globe. Presented in the format of a south Indian musical composition, the chapters take the reader through the whole of Tamil cultural history, from its beginnings at the end of the first millennium B.C. through the stunning poems of love and war known as "Sangam Poetry", the burst of intense religious movements in the mid-first-millennium A.D., the Chola period of imperial expansion, and into late-medieval and modern times, including present-day Tamil politics and the vast cultural production of Chennai, Madurai, and Tanjavur. The treasures of the Tamil language deserve a wide audience--thus the book is aimed at readers with no special knowledge of India no less than at speakers and connoisseurs of Tamil. Translated verses and spicy stories of poets, lovers, musicians, warriors and kings fill the pages of this book, which paints a wide-angle, panoramic canvas of one of the most creative civilizations in the history of South Asia as it evolved and transformed itself from the distant past up to our own generation.--
God on the hill : temple poems from Tirupati by Annamācārya( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devotional poems of Annmaya are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India
The demon's daughter : a love story from South India by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Demon's Daughter (Prabhavati-pradyumnamu) is a sixteenth-century novel by the south Indian poet Pingali Suranna, originally written in Telugu, the language of present-day Andhra Pradesh. Suranna begins with a story from classical Hindu mythology in which a demon plans to overthrow the gods. Krishna's son Pradyumna is sent to foil the plot and must infiltrate the impregnable city of the demons; Krishna helps ensure his success by having a matchmaking goose cause Pradyumna to fall in love with the demon's daughter. The original story focuses on the ongoing war between gods and anti-gods, but Pingali Suranna makes it an exploration of the experience of being and falling in love. In this, the work evinces a modern sensibility, showing love as both an individualized emotion and the fullest realization of a person, transcending social and cultural barriers." "The translators include an afterword that explores the cultural setting of the work and its historical and literary contexts. Anyone interested in the literature and mythology of India will find this book compelling, but all readers who love a good story will enjoy this book. Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman have provided a translation that will serve well the contemporary reader who wishes to encounter a masterwork of world literature largely unknown in the West." --Book Jacket
Śrīnātha : the poet who made gods and kings by Velcheru Narayana Rao( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers a cultural biography of Śrīnātha, arguably the most creative figure in the 1000-year history of Telugu literature. The study, which includes extensive translations of Śrīnātha's major works, shows the poet's place in a great classical tradition in a moment of profound cultural transformation
The poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and sign( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the seemingly universal notion of a grammatical cosmos. Individual essays discuss how many of the great civilizations provide cognitive maps that emerge from a metaphysical linguistics in which sounds, syllables and other signs form the constructive elements of reality. The essays address cross-cultural issues such as: Why does grammar serve as a template in these cultures? How are such templates culturally contoured? To what end are they applied - i.e., what can one do with grammar -, and how does it work upon the world? The book is divided into three sections that deal with the metaphysics of linguistic creation; practices of encoding and decoding as a means of deciphering reality; and language in the widest sense as a medium for self- and cultural transformation. Contributors include: Jan Assman, Sara Sviri, Michael Stone, M. Finkelberg, Yigal Bronner, Martin Kern, Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Dan Martin, Jonathan Garb, Tom Hunter, David Shulman, and Sergio La Porta
Forgetting : an interdisciplinary conversation( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreamingUntying the knot : on riddles and other enigmatic modesSelf and self-transformation in the history of religionsThe hungry god : Hindu tales of filicide and devotionGod inside out : Śiva's Game of DiceWhen God is a customer : Telugu courtesan songsClassical Telugu poetry : an anthologyThe Sound of the kiss, or the story that must never be told