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Pollock, Sheldon I.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 242 publications in 3 languages and 7,291 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Epic poetry  Internet videos  Drama  Sacred books  Commentaries  Art  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL1139.22, 294.592204521
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Most widely held works about Sheldon I Pollock
 
Most widely held works by Sheldon I Pollock
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

53 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditation on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine.The present translation seeks to provide a readable and trustworthy English version of the poem. It is accompanied by a full commentary elucidating the philological, aesthetic, and cultural problems of the text. Extensive use is made in the annotations of the numerous commentaries on the Ramayana. The substantial introduction to this volume aims to supply a historical context for an appreciation of the poem and a critical reading exploring the ideological components of the work.The volumes of this work will present the entire Ramayana, translated for the first time on the basis of the critical edition (Oriental Institute, Baroda)
The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern India by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of impressive scholarship, Sheldon Pollock explores the remarkable rise and fall of Sanskrit, India's ancient language, as a vehicle of poetry and polity. He traces the two great moments of its transformation: the first around the beginning of the Common Era, when Sanskrit, long a sacred language, was reinvented as a code for literary and political expression, the start of an amazing career that saw Sanskrit literary culture spread from Afghanistan to Java. The second moment occurred around the beginning of the second millennium, when local speech forms challenged and eventually replaced Sanskrit in both the literary and political arenas. Drawing striking parallels, chronologically as well as structurally, with the rise of Latin literature and the Roman empire, and with the new vernacular literatures and nation-states of late-medieval Europe, The Language of the Gods in the World of Men asks whether these very different histories challenge current theories of culture and power and suggest new possibilities for practice
Literary cultures in history : reconstructions from South Asia( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of knowledge in early modern Asia : explorations in the intellectual history of India and Tibet, 1500-1800 by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>In the past two decades, scholars have transformed our understanding of the interactions between India and the West since the consolidation of British power on the subcontinent around 1800. While acknowledging the merits of this scholarship, Sheldon Pollock argues that knowing how colonialism changed South Asian cultures, particularly how Western modes of thought became dominant, requires knowing what was there to be changed. Yet little is known about the history of knowledge and imagination in late precolonial South Asia, about what systematic forms of thought existed, how they worked, o
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the great city of Ayodhya, the king decides to abdicate in favor of his beloved son Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue involving one of the king's junior wives and a maidservant results in Rama being forced into fourteen years' banishment. He dutifully accepts his fate, and goes off into jungle-exile, with his wife, Sita, and his loyal brother Lakshmana." "When the old king dies of a broken heart, another of Rama's brothers, Bharata, refuses to profit from his own mother's scheming, which leaves nobody to run the city. With difficulty, Rama persuades his brother to act as regent. He consents to do so only on the condition that he live in a village outside the capital and that he acts in Rama's name, having installed that rightful ruler's sandals symbolically on the throne."--Jacket
Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The skies darken for the exiles, who have taken figure in forest hermitages. First one demon, then another, attempts to harm or corrupt them. When these efforts fail, an army of demons is sent, and then a bigger one, but each time Rama defeats them. Finally Ravana, the supreme lord of the demons, decides to cripple Rama by capturing Sita; he traps her, and carriers her off under heavy guard to the island fortress of Lanka. Rama is distraught with grief, and searches everywhere, without success." "'The Forest' contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the demon king Ravana. It provides a profound meditation on the paradox of the hero as both human and divine."--BOOK JACKET
Rama's last act by Bhavabhūti( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and Sanskrit and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavad Gita( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic tale of the warrior-prince Arjuna confronting a life-or-death dilemma during civil war presents a unique and powerful philosophy of duty, discipline, and serving a higher purpose. Beautiful illustrations connect the story with its rich history and culture. Featured speakers include Sheldon Pollock, Professor of Sanskrit Studies and acclaimed composer Philip Glass
"Bouquet of rasa" ; & "River of rasa" by Bhānudatta Miśra( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Sanskrit and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World philology by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rasa reader : classical Indian aesthetics by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the early years of the Common Era to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with unparalleled subtlety the place of emotion in art. Their investigations led to the deconstruction of art's formal structures and broader inquiries into the pleasure of tragic tales. Rasa, or taste, was the word they chose to describe art's aesthetics, and their passionate effort to pin down these phenomena became its own remarkable act of creation. This book is the first in any language to follow the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thought'a concept for the stage'to its flourishing in literary thought'a concept for the page. Reader on Rasa incorporates primary texts by every significant thinker of classical Indian aesthetics, many never translated before. The arrangement of the selections captures the intellectual dynamism that has powered this debate for centuries. Headnotes explain the meaning and significance of each text, a comprehensive introduction summarizes major threads in intellectual-historical terms, and critical endnotes and an extensive bibliography add further depth to the selections. The Sanskrit theory of emotion in art is one of the most sophisticated in the ancient world, a precursor of the work being done today by critics and philosophers of aesthetics. This volume's conceptual detail, historical precision, and clarity will appeal to any scholar interested in a full portrait of global intellectual development. Reader on Rasa is the inaugural book in the Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought series, edited by Sheldon Pollock. These text-based books guide readers through the most important forms of classical Indian thought, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral science, yoga, and medicine. Each volume provides fresh translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize selections, a comprehensive analysis of major lines of development within the discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, as well as a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and interested general readers, Historical Sourcebooks is also a great resource for advanced scholars seeking authoritative commentary on challenging works
Aspects of versification in Sanskrit lyric poetry by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic and argument in Sanskrit literary history : essays in honor of Robert P. Goldman( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert P. Goldman, b. 1942, American Indologist; contibuted articles
Literary cultures in history : reconstructions from South Asia by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the rich literary traditions of South Asia, this text contains essays which consider 15 South Asian literary traditions - including Hindi, Indian-English, Persian, Sanskrit, Tibetan and Urdu - in their full historical and cultural variety
The Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

in Sanskrit and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Novelist Menon has rendered the tale in lyrical prose that conveys all the beauty and excitement of the original, while making this classic accessible to a new generation of readers
Kritische Philologie Essays zu Literatur, Sprache und Macht in Indien und Europa by Sheldon Pollock( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Frage, wie die Philologie Texten Sinn und Bedeutung gibt, wird in Werken vom antiken Indien bis zum modernen Westen untersucht. Philologie ist dann "kritisch", wenn sie das Machtfeld einbezieht, das auf ihre Versuche einwirkt, Texten Sinn und Bedeutung zu geben - wenn sie sich selbst historisch wird, nicht provinziell ist und methodisch pluralistisch bleibt. Und sie ist "kritisch", wenn sie die drei Ebenen der Interpretation, die im Verstehen zusammenwirken, namentlich den Historismus, den Traditionalismus und die Gegenwärtigkeit, erfasst und formuliert. Nur wenn man diese Ebenen ausdrück
Philologie und Freiheit by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ends of man at the end of premodernity by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Araṇyakāṇḍa by Vālmīki( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rāmāyaṇa by Vālmīki( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Sanskrit and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India
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Pollock, Sheldon.

Pollock, Sheldon 1948-

Pollock, Sheldon I.

Pollock Sheldon I. 1948-....

Pollock, Sheldon Ivan.

Pollock, Sheldon Ivan 1948-

Sheldon Pollock American linguist

ਸ਼ੈਲਡਨ ਪੋਲੋਕ

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English (182)

Sanskrit (7)

German (5)

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The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern IndiaLiterary cultures in history : reconstructions from South AsiaForms of knowledge in early modern Asia : explorations in the intellectual history of India and Tibet, 1500-1800RāmāyaṇaRāmāyaṇaRama's last act"Bouquet of rasa" ; & "River of rasa"Literary cultures in history : reconstructions from South Asia