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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.00
For decades, we’ve been shocked by images of violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. But for all their power, those images leave us at a loss: from our vantage at home, it’s hard for us to imagine the struggles of those living in the midst of the fighting. Now, American-born Israeli David Shulman... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
“Rocks. Goats. Dry shrubs. Buffaloes. Thorns. A fallen tamarind tree.” Such were the sights that greeted David Shulman on his arrival in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the spring of 2006. An expert on South Indian languages and cultures, Shulman knew the region well, but from the moment he arrived for this seven-month sojourn... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99
This book brings together scholars of a variety of the world's major civilisations to focus on the universal theme of inner transformation. Contributors study examples in a wide range of cultures, including China, India, Tibet, Greece and Rome, Late Antiquity, Islam, Judaism, and medieval and early-modern Christian Europe. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
The stories in Dolls? Wedding, by the finest short-story writer in modern Telugu, are nuanced, hard-hitting and marked by the total absence of sentimentality. A tightly constructed plot relies on a minimalist portrayal of characters?among them beggars, peasants, widows, children and the upwardly mobile middle class?whose pragmatism drives them to break... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
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. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 49.99
This book collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture.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,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99
This work offers a comparative cross-cultural history of dreams. The authors examine a range of texts concerning dreams, from a variety of religious contexts (including China, the Americas and Greek and Roman antiquity) to explore the ways in which different cultures experience the world of dreams. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 28.99
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... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 69.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. This book offers translations of 150 of Annamaya's poems, which are readable as poetry in their own right. more...