The Story of Manu

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Price
$42.00
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
Pages
656
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.4 X 8.7 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674427761
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About the Author

Velcheru Narayana Rao is the Krishnadevaraya Emeritus Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
David Shulman is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Lafayette College.

Reviews

Few Western poets have been so audacious and unconventional.--Roberto Calasso"New York Review of Books" (09/24/2015)
Eloquently outlining Peddana's groundbreaking innovations and his acute awareness of himself as an innovator, the terrific introduction by the translators Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman makes the point that: 'We might think of Peddana, like Dante, as the epitome of an entire civilizational moment.'--Neel Mukherjee"New Statesman" (03/05/2015)
The Story of Manu, translated for the first time into any language, gives a much wider readership access to [Peddana's] masterful, lyrical wordsmithery. It also affords, through its plot, a rare glimpse into the political and religious philosophy of its times.--Pragya Tiwari "India at LSE blog "
Throbs with worldliness in its vivacious medley of prose and poetry... V. N. Rao and David Shulman's nimble translation makes what otherwise might have been a baroque and chaotic text a pleasure to read. It also gives readers access to historical literature from southern India, a region whose written traditions rarely win the same national recognition as those from the North.-- (04/13/2015)