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The Resource Philology and criticism : a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism, Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

Philology and criticism : a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism, Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

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Philology and criticism : a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism
Title
Philology and criticism
Title remainder
a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism
Statement of responsibility
Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee
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Language
eng
Summary
Philology and Criticism contrasts the Mahābhārata's preservation and transmission within the Indian scribal and commentarial traditions with Sanskrit philology after 1900, as German Indologists proposed a critical edition of the Mahābhārata to validate their racial and nationalist views. Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee show how, in contrast to the Indologists' unscientific theories, V.S. Sukthankar assimilated the principles of neo-Lachmannian textual criticism to defend the transmitted text and its traditional reception as a work of law, philosophy and salvation. The authors demonstrate why, after the edition's completion, no justification exists for claiming that an earlier heroic epic existed, that the Brahmans redacted the heroic epic to produce the Mahābhārata or that they interpolated?sectarian? gods such as Vis.n.u and Śiva into the work. By demonstrating how the Indologists committed technical errors, cited flawed and biased scholarship and used circular argumentation to validate their racist and anti-Semitic theories, Philology and Criticism frees readers to approach the Mahābhārata as?the principal monument of bhakti? (Madeleine Biardeau). The authoritative guide to the critical edition's correct use and interpretation, Philology and Criticism urges South Asianists to view Hinduism as a complex debate about ontology and ethics rather than through the lenses of?Brahmanism? and?sectarianism.? It launches a new world philology--one that is plural and self-reflexive rather than Eurocentric and ahistorical
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Adluri, Vishwa
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bagchee, Joydeep
Series statement
Cultural, historical, and textual studies of South Asian religions
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Philology and criticism : a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism, Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the normative redaction hypothesis -- Textual criticism and stemmatics -- Normative redaction, archetype, and original -- The argument from spread and the argument from resilience -- The argument from "empty reference" -- The argument from loss -- Introducing the oral bardic epic hypothesis -- Contamination : hyperarchetypal and extra-stemmatic -- Lachmann's 1817 review as a prototype for identifying the source of contamination -- The argument from uncertainty -- The argument from oral source -- The argument from (postulated) antiquity and the argument from ideology -- Classification : typological and genealogical -- Determining filiation -- Eliminating witnesses -- The argument from brevity and the argument from false premises -- The argument from a misapprehension concerning classification (Schriftartprämisse) -- The argument from extensive contamination -- The argument from independent recensions -- Reconsidering the claims of critical scholarship
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on1043589738
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783085774
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv310qn7
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remote
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(OCoLC)1043589738
Label
Philology and criticism : a guide to Mahābhārata textual criticism, Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the normative redaction hypothesis -- Textual criticism and stemmatics -- Normative redaction, archetype, and original -- The argument from spread and the argument from resilience -- The argument from "empty reference" -- The argument from loss -- Introducing the oral bardic epic hypothesis -- Contamination : hyperarchetypal and extra-stemmatic -- Lachmann's 1817 review as a prototype for identifying the source of contamination -- The argument from uncertainty -- The argument from oral source -- The argument from (postulated) antiquity and the argument from ideology -- Classification : typological and genealogical -- Determining filiation -- Eliminating witnesses -- The argument from brevity and the argument from false premises -- The argument from a misapprehension concerning classification (Schriftartprämisse) -- The argument from extensive contamination -- The argument from independent recensions -- Reconsidering the claims of critical scholarship
Control code
on1043589738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783085774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv310qn7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043589738

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