Hardcover. "The Life of a Text" offers a vivid portrait of one community's interaction with its favorite text?the epic "Ramcaritmanas"?and the way in which perfor.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 469 pages. 0.875. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Life of a Text offers a vivid portrait of one community's interaction with its favorite text—the epic Ramcaritmanas—and the way in which performances of the epic function as a flexible and evolving medium for cultural expression. Anthropologists, historians of religion, and readers interested in the culture of North India and the performance arts will find breadth of subject, careful scholarship, and engaging presentation in this unique and beautifully illustrated examination of Hindi culture.
The most popular and influential text of Hindi-speaking North India, the epic Ramcaritmanas is a sixteenth century retelling of the Ramayana story by the poet Tulsidas. This masterpiece of pre-modern Hindi literature has always reached its largely illiterate audiences primarily through oral performance including ceremonial recitation, folksinging, oral exegesis, and theatrical representation. Drawing on fieldwork in Banaras, Lutgendorf breaks new ground by capturing the range of performance techniques in vivid detail and tracing the impact of the epic in its contemporary cultural context.
From the Back Cover: "The range of Manas performance traditions captured here is immense. What is wonderful and remarkable is that each is presented vividly, with careful ethnographic detail, so that they become living traditions to the reader." (Susan Wadley, Syracuse University)
Title: The Life of a Text: Performing the ...
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: New
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Book Description Univ of California Pr, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 469 pages. No dust jacket. One corner slightly bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7? - 9? Tall. Seller Inventory # 579034
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Book Description University of California Press, Berkeley, 1991. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Very lightly bumped at foot of spine; top edge of front dustjacket panel scuffed. Includes 33 illustrations, a glossary of names with transliteration, bibliography, and index. xvi + 469 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 007373
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