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Dalmia, Vasudha 1947-

Works: 32 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 2,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Legends  Pastoral fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PK2098.S7, 891.4336
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vasudha Dalmia
Representing Hinduism : the construction of religious traditions and national identity( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two authors examine the history, political and legal impact as well as the performing arts in the Hindu tradition. One chapter on Pandita Ramabai (1858-1922), a Christian convert, ignores the spiritual dimension but gives an important biography
Charisma and canon : essays on the religious history of the Indian subcontinent( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at a symposium held at Blaubeuren, Germany from May 17-21, 1997
The Cambridge companion to modern Indian culture by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what constitutes modern Indian culture, but just how wide-ranging are the cultures that persist in the regions of India. This volume will help the reader understand the continuities and fissures within Indian culture and some of the conflicts arising from them. Throughout, what comes to the fore is the extraordinary richness and diversity of modern Indian culture"--
The nationalization of Hindu traditions : Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and nineteenth-century Banaras by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural biography of Bhāratendu Hariścandra, 1850-1885, major Hindi writer of the nineteenth century
Poetics, plays, and performances : the politics of modern Indian theatre by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the political and aesthetic concerns of modern Indian theatre, propelled by the urban interest in folk theatre and the popularity of Brecht. Just as Brecht's theatre held out the promise of widening the scope of middle-class concerns, of questioning the politics of theatre, and of overcoming the bounds of the proscenium stage, Indian theatre turned to Hindi as the national language of production. What theatrical practice could this newly realized "national" theatre invoke? Was there dramatic composition in modern Hindi, did it have any theatrical tradition? The book delves into the past, to the plays of Bharatendu Harischandra in 1870s Banaras, and forward from there to Jayshankar Prasad and Mohan Rakesh, landmark figures in the history of modern Hindi drama. Also, the use and misuse of "folk" theatre was of significance because it helped in the analysis of Indian theatre makers' understanding of Brecht. The overall focus of the volume is on the politics of modern Indian theatre, particularly the action and reaction inspired by official policy-making in the capital of the country, and its international representation. The last chapter maps some of the routes taken by the avant-garde women directors of the last decade of the 20th century
Myths, saints, and legends in medieval India by Charlotte Vaudeville( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiefly, on the cult of Krishna, Hindu deity
The Oxford India Hinduism reader( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles originally presented at symposia in 1990 and 1997
Religious interactions in Mughal India( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular knowledge generally operates with the notion that 'Hindu' and 'Muslim' as polarized religious identities have existed from the moment Muslims entered northern India in the eleventh century. The essays for this volume interrogate this idea. They focus on Islamicate traditions in their interaction with coterminous Hindu ones in the three centuries between 1500 and 1800
Narrative strategies : essays on South Asian literature and film by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's literary history : essays on the Nineteenth century by Stuart Blackburn( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the 15th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, held at Prague in 1998 and workshop on 'New Literary Histories for Nineteenth-Century India', held at Berkeley in 1999
Orienting India : European knowledge formation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindu pasts : women, religion, histories by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindi modernism : rethinking Agyeya and his times : proceedings of the Berkeley Symposium February 11-13, 2011( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ilā, kahānī, upanyāsa, lekha by Ilā( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections of short stories, novels, essays, etc
Bālābodhinī( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hindi and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of issues of Balabodhini a Hindi monthly magazine chiefly on conduct of life and Hindi literature, edited by Bhāratendu Hariścandra, 1850-1885, Hindi author
The gift of a cow : a translation of the Hindi novel, Godaan by Premacanda( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premchand was one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century, and Godaan (first published 1936) is Premchand's most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a North Indian village are graphically portrayed in the story of Hori, a typical Indian fanner, and his family's struggle for survival and self-respect. Grinding poverty is the Indian farmer' s greatest enemy, and Hori fights it to the bitter end of his life. As every Hindi, Hori cherishes the desire to make the gift of a cow to a Brahman at the time of his death, for it is common belief that this gift enables him to enter heaven. The novel is dominated by that most important of themes of Indian folklore, the symbol of the cow, and by Hori's ceaseless striving to achieve his goal. In striking contrast to the village scene is the picture of Indian middle and upper-class urban. life, which Premchand skillfully reveals through such memorable characters as Miss Malti, an attractive young physician, Pandit Onkarnath, a newspaper editor, Dr. Mehta, a philosophy professor, and Mr. Khanna, a bank manager and factory owner. In both the "traditional" and the "modern" settings there is oppression; in both there are clashes of values. Yet behind the distinctively Indian setting, readers will recognize universal human predicaments.--Adapted from publisher description
Fiction as history : the novel and the city in modern North India by Vasudha Dalmia( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism in the vernacular : Hindi, Urdu, and the literature of Indian freedom( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samaya saragama by Kr̥shṇā Sobatī( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel based on social themes
Sevasadan by Premacanda( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Premchand's most successful Hindi novels, Sevasadan is a bold statement on the political and religious debates about marriage, sexuality, and prostitution, at a time when Indian women were being held up as standard-bearers of a nation in chains." "Premchand depicts the hypocrisy of the so-called 'pillars of society', who can sacrifice their orthodox principles behind closed doors, yet do not shirk from mouthing moral platitudes in public. He portrays the reality of the interest groups which cut across the newly emerging Hindu-Muslim divide, but also conceives of an ideal community that gives new direction to the life of a fallen woman and allows her to lead a meaningful existence. The stream of idealism that runs through Premchand's works has often been criticized by scholars, but it is the counterpart of a relentless psychological and social realism, which has remained unmatched to this day." "A hugely popular novel, Sevasadan went through several editions after its first publication in 1918. It was made into a film in 1938 with M.S. Subbulakshmi in the lead role. It is not only a gripping novel but also a sensitive and perceptive document on the lives of young urban men and women at the beginning of the twentieth century."--Jacket
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The nationalization of Hindu traditions : Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and nineteenth-century Banaras
Alternative Names
Dalamiyā, Vasudhā

Ḍalamiyā, Vasudhā 1947-

Dalmia-Lüderitz, Vasudha 1947-

Lüderitz, Vasudha Dalmia- 1947-

Vasudha Dalmia.

Vasudha Dalmia 1947-....

English (163)

Hindi (4)

The nationalization of Hindu traditions : Bhāratendu Hariśchandra and nineteenth-century BanarasPoetics, plays, and performances : the politics of modern Indian theatreMyths, saints, and legends in medieval IndiaThe Oxford India Hinduism readerSevasadan