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Imagining the urban : Sanskrit and the city in early India / Shonaleeka Kaul.

By: Kaul, Shonaleeka.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, 2010Description: xi, 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9788178242781 (hbk.); 8178242788.Subject(s): Sanskrit poetry -- History and criticism | Cities and towns in literature | India -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 23
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: The Sources Historiographical Trends So Far The Case for Kavyas The Method The Social Location of the Kavyas The Transhistoricity of the Kavyas The Study in Outline Appendix 1 The Kavyas 1.The Ambit of the City The External Structure of the City Defining the Limits of the City Glimpses of Settlement Geography 2.Within the City The Planned City and Its Layout The Royal Road The Royal Palace Residential Buildings Non-residential Buildings The Marketplace The Sacred Landscape Sights, Sounds, and Smells in the City Appendix 2 The Archaeological Picture 3.Urban Characters and Their World -I: Masculine and Feminine Archetypes The Man-About-Town The Libertine The Courtesan The Family Woman 4.Urban Characters and Their World -II: Ascetic, Brahmana, King, and the Social Order The Ascetic The Brahmana The King Kama Culture and the Social Order Contents note continued: 5.The Urban Experience Imaging the City Congregationism Wealth and Poverty Fluidity Deception and Intrigue Urban Ideologies 6.Symbolic Values and the City Cities of the Ramayana "Others" of the City Aesthetics and the Urban Ethos Questions of Legitimacy.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-274) and index.

Machine generated contents note: The Sources
Historiographical Trends So Far
The Case for Kavyas
The Method
The Social Location of the Kavyas
The Transhistoricity of the Kavyas
The Study in Outline
Appendix 1 The Kavyas
1.The Ambit of the City
The External Structure of the City
Defining the Limits of the City
Glimpses of Settlement Geography
2.Within the City
The Planned City and Its Layout
The Royal Road
The Royal Palace
Residential Buildings
Non-residential Buildings
The Marketplace
The Sacred Landscape
Sights, Sounds, and Smells in the City
Appendix 2 The Archaeological Picture
3.Urban Characters and Their World
-I: Masculine and Feminine Archetypes
The Man-About-Town
The Libertine
The Courtesan
The Family Woman
4.Urban Characters and Their World
-II: Ascetic, Brahmana, King, and the Social Order
The Ascetic
The Brahmana
The King
Kama Culture and the Social Order
Contents note continued: 5.The Urban Experience
Imaging the City
Congregationism
Wealth and Poverty
Fluidity
Deception and Intrigue
Urban Ideologies
6.Symbolic Values and the City
Cities of the Ramayana
"Others" of the City
Aesthetics and the Urban Ethos
Questions of Legitimacy.

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