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Pollock, Sheldon I.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 5,794 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Fiction  Drama  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Commentaries  Sacred books  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL1139.22, 294.592204521
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sheldon I Pollock
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramayana by Vālmīki( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Sanskrit and held by 511 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
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 458 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fills a gap in scholarship on Indian culture and power between 1500 and 1800, arguing that we can't know how colonialism changed South Asia unless we know what there was to be changed."
Rama's last act by Bhavabhūti( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and Sanskrit and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bouquet of rasa" ; & "River of rasa" by Bhānudatta Miśra( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Sanskrit and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World philology( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of versification in Sanskrit lyric poetry by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 91 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert P. Goldman, b. 1942, American Indologist; contibuted articles
Kritische Philologie Essays zu Literatur, Sprache und Macht in Indien und Europa by Sheldon I Pollock( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 22 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
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 14 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

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forest by Vālmīki( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayodhyā by Vālmīki( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitanism( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the final installment of "Public Culture's Millennial Quartet, "Cosmopolitanism" assesses the pasts and possible futures of cosmopolitanism--or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting beyond one's particular society. With contributions from distinguished scholars in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, South Asian studies, and anthropology, this volume recenters the history and theory of translocal political aspirations and cultural ideas from the usual Western vantage point to areas outside Europe, such as South Asia, China, and Africa. By examining new archives, proposing new theoretical formulations, and suggesting new possibilities of political practice, the contributors critically probe the concept of cosmopolitanism. On the one hand, cosmopolitanism may be taken to promise a form of supraregional political solidarity, but on the other, these essays argue, it may erode precisely those intimate cultural differences that derive their meaning from particular places and traditions. Given that most cosmopolitan political formations -- from the Roman empire and European imperialism to contemporary globalization -- have been coercive and unequal, can there be a noncoercive and egalitarian cosmopolitan politics? Finally, the volume asks whether cosmopolitanism can promise any universalism that is not the unwarranted generalization of some Western particular."--Back cover
The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India by Vālmīki( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary Cultures in History Reconstructions for South Asia by Sheldon I Pollock( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 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
 
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The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient India
Alternative Names
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

Languages
English (153)

Sanskrit (7)

German (3)

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The RamayanaThe 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, 1500-1800Rama's last act"Bouquet of rasa" ; & "River of rasa"The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki : an epic of ancient IndiaThe forest