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The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... More


Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that ... More


Brajbhasha Intellectuals

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter surveys the archive of Brajbhasha scholarship on poetics with special reference to the Rasikpriyā of Keshavdas (fl. 1600), the Kavikulkalptaru of Chintamani Tripathi (fl. 1650), and the ... More


A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Micah L. Auerback

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a diachronic analysis of narratives recounting the life of the Buddha and their transformations—typically in written texts, but including material culture and ritual practice. It ... More


The Emergence of Yiddish Literature and the Crisis in Jewish Society

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

It was in the context of crisis that Yiddish literature developed and served a double function. On the one hand, it testifies to the authorities' move for control of the disoriented Jewish populace, ... More


Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Nergis Erturk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging comparative methodologies based on models of literary influence, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey argues that the emergence of modern Turkish literature cannot be understood ... More


Words Set Free

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter One begins by tracing the displacement of the classical Ottoman discursive network and the emergence of Ottoman Turkish as a “telecommunications technology” in the second half of the ... More


The Grammatology of Nationalism

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two argues that the revolutionary moment of the mid-nineteenth century failed to deliver on its promise of a new egalitarian writing. Although the “freeing” of the Ottoman Turkish language ... More


Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Peter Francis Kornicki

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia, and for this purpose East Asia includes not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam but also other societies that no longer exist, ... More


Introduction: The Argument of the Book

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Provides a historical context for the book and presents the argument of the work. This chapter gives keywords for the book and discusses how these ideas are used in the book.


The Mahanubhav Ethic

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tracks how this rejection of social inequity inspired the use of Marathi as the medium of communication for the early Mahanubhav community. In writing a historical text, the early Mahanubhavs wished ... More


The Vernacular Millennium and the Quotidian Revolution

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Reflects on the quotidian politics of vernacularization in the centuries that followed the narrow band of decades that consumes the majority of the book. From the fourteenth century onwards, ... More


Fashion Restructures the Literary Field

Bethany Wiggin

in Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces the polemics about poetry and fashion that raged throughout the seventeenth and into the eighteenth century and profoundly shaped the literary field. It foregrounds one novel, ... More


Language Policy and the Medium of Instruction

Paul Morris and Bob Adamson

in Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888028016
eISBN:
9789888180257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the interplay between language policy and the medium of instruction in Hong Kong. The following key questions are discussed: Which languages should be taught in Hong Kong ... More


Traditional Justice

John Braithwaite

in Restorative Justice, Reconciliation, and Peacebuilding

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199364862
eISBN:
9780199364893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364862.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Traditional justice and, more broadly, non-state justice, are often highly relational foundations for reconciliation after war. Western humility should come into play, so that this kind of justice is ... More


The Defining Moments in Bengal: 1920–1947

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098942
eISBN:
9780199083039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098942.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This work explores the early twentieth century trends that constituted the life and mind of Bengal for decades to come. It is one of the arguments in this book that in the 1920s there began a ... More


Introduction

Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh (eds)

in After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introduction sets the agenda for the volume by arguing for a closer look at fifteenth-century north India, a period of multilingualism, vernacularization, the evolution of script conventions, ... More


Reforming a Language: Creating Textbooks and Cultivating Urdu

Kavita Saraswathi Datla

in The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the projects pursued at Osmania University, with particular emphasis on efforts to create Urdu-medium textbooks that would allow students access to higher education through an ... More


Introduction

Andrew Denning

in Skiing into Modernity: A Cultural and Environmental History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284272
eISBN:
9780520959897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284272.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction examinesthe core concept of Alpine modernism, demonstrating the inherent tension in Alpine skiing between nature and modern culture. It shows that this tension is not a recent ... More


Mizo Kristian kan ni: ‘We Are Mizo Christians’

Joy L.K. Pachuau

in Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter highlights the prominence of Christianity in the state and among the Mizos. This was the result of late 19th and early 20th century conversions from local religions. Mizo adoption of ... More


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