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Shulman, David Dean 1949-

Works: 128 works in 568 publications in 3 languages and 30,647 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, htt, 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
Self and self-transformation in the history of religions by David Dean Shulman( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book 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 intuitions, drives, and conflicts active within the culture. The individual essays-by such distinguished scholars 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 medieval and early-modern Christian Europe
God on the hill : temple poems from Tirupati by Annamācārya( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,937 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
Dream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreaming by David Dean Shulman( )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,905 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Classical Telugu poetry : an anthology( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,732 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
The Sound of the kiss, or the story that must never be told by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed in the mid-sixteenth century, ...[this] could be considered the first novel written in South Asia...Employing the poetic style known as campu, which mixes verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's work transcends our notions of tranditionl narrative.... [This novel] is both a gripping love story and a profound meditation on mind nd language."--Back cover
When God is a customer : Telugu courtesan songs by Kṣētrayya( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demon's daughter : a love story from South India by Piṅgaḷi Sūrana( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
More than real : a history of the imagination in south India by David Dean Shulman( )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,571 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
The poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and sign by Sergio La Porta( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognizing the seemingly universal notion of a grammatical cosmos, this volume addresses the question of how grammar and culturally encoded sounds and signs provide cognitive maps of reality in a variety of great civilizations
Untying the knot : on riddles and other enigmatic modes by Galit Hasan-Rokem( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,405 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
The king and the clown in South Indian myth and poetry by David Dean Shulman( )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orthodoxy, heterodoxy, and dissent in India by S. N Eisenstadt( )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śrīnātha : the poet who made gods and kings by Velcheru Narayana Rao( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature., shows how the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poet revolutionized the classical tradition and effectively created the classical genre of sustained, thematically focused, coherent large-scale compositions. Some of his works are proto-novellas: self-consciously fictional, focused on the development of characters, and endowed with compelling, fast-paced plots. Though entirely rooted in the cultural world of medieval south India, Srinatha is a poet of universa"--OCLC
Tamil temple myths : sacrifice and divine marriage in the South Indian Saiva tradition by David Dean Shulman( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 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
God inside out : Śiva's Game of Dice by Don Handelman( )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 832 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
Dark hope : working for peace in Israel and Palestine by David Dean Shulman( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 786 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
Meditations on authority( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, the first in the Notebook Series of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, addresses the notion of authority in a set of multi-disciplinary and inter-cultural perspectives. The essays share a meditative quality, perhaps more accessible than the usual academic format would allow: a great mathematician reflects on the kind of authority mathematical truths can (and cannot) claim; historians explore shifting forms of institutional authority in different historical contexts; a linguist probes the authority implicit in the use of the second person singular in modern Hebrew oral narratives by soldiers serving in the territories; a political scientist offers an unsettling account of the largely fictive authority implicit in democratic systems and the role of science in rationalising that authority; and so on. Many of the essays embody or give voice to the ambivalence endemic to issues of authority, which habitually arouses inner protest and resistance that can become authoritative in their own right. Wide-ranging, irreverent, and often highly personal in tone, these essays reflect the rich conversations and the sheen of intellection at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows
Forgetting : an interdisciplinary conversation( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symbols of substance, court and state in Nāyaka period Tamilnadu by Velcheru Narayana Rao( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamil : a biography by David Dean Shulman( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 462 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.--
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Classical Telugu poetry : an anthology
God on the hill : temple poems from TirupatiDream cultures : explorations in the comparative history of dreamingClassical Telugu poetry : an anthologyThe Sound of the kiss, or the story that must never be toldWhen God is a customer : Telugu courtesan songsThe demon's daughter : a love story from South IndiaThe poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and signUntying the knot : on riddles and other enigmatic modes
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David Dean Shulman Amerikaans taalkundige

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