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The Resource Language of the snakes : Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India, Andrew Ollett

Language of the snakes : Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India, Andrew Ollett

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Language of the snakes : Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India
Title
Language of the snakes
Title remainder
Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ollett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first few centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the "kavya movement," and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition--as well as underlying identity--between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring "language order" in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its associations with more demotic language practices, Prakrit both embodies major cultural tensions--between high and low, transregional and regional, cosmopolitan and vernacular--and provides a unique perspective onto the history of literature and culture in South Asia."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ollett, Andrew
Dewey number
891/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PK4994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prakrit literature
  • Prakrit languages
  • Sanskrit literature
  • Language and culture
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Language of the snakes : Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India, Andrew Ollett
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prakrit in the language order of India -- Inventing Prakrit: the languages of power -- Inventing Prakrit: the languages of literature -- The forms of Prakrit literature -- Figuring Prakrit -- Knowing Prakrit -- Forgetting Prakrit
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520968813
Lccn
2017019745
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984512218
  • ocn984512218
Label
Language of the snakes : Prakrit, Sanskrit, and the language order of premodern India, Andrew Ollett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prakrit in the language order of India -- Inventing Prakrit: the languages of power -- Inventing Prakrit: the languages of literature -- The forms of Prakrit literature -- Figuring Prakrit -- Knowing Prakrit -- Forgetting Prakrit
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520968813
Lccn
2017019745
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984512218
  • ocn984512218

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