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  • Dark Hopeby David Shulman

    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 takes us right... more...

  • Spring, Heat, Rainsby David Shulman

    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 he actively... more...

  • Self and Self-transformation in the History of Religionsby David Dean Shulman

    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...

  • Untying the Knotby Galit Hasan-Rokem; David Shulman

    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    This book collects eighteen previously unpublished essays on the riddle--a genre of discourse found in virtually every human culture.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...

  • Dream Culturesby David Shulman; Guy G. Stroumsa

    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...

  • Srinathaby Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    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...

  • Classical Telugu Poetryby Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    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. This authoritative volume, the first anthology of classical Telugu poetry in English,... more...

  • God Inside Outby Don Handelman; David Shulman; Carmel Berkson

    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...

  • God on the Hillby John G. Annamayya; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    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...

  • The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Toldby Pingali Suranna; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    In this sixteenth-century masterpiece of Telugu literature, from the region now known as Andhra Pradesh, Suranna recounts the story of a young courtesan who falls in love with the most handsome man in the universe and overhears him speaking of a mysterious person whose story must never be told. Burning with curiosity and desire, she ventures to the... more...