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Kavya and Us: Reading Innovations and Turning Points

Kavya and Us: Reading Innovations and Turning Points • • 14 0 Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 38:1 2018 Bronner, Yigal, David Dean Shulman, and Gary A. Tubb, The Chinese tradition loves numbered lists of in- eds. Innovations and Turning Points: Toward a History of dividuals as a mechanism for doing so, from the Kāvya Literature. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove” of the third century AD through the Four Lings of Yong jia, to Damrosch, David. What Is World Literature? Princeton, NJ: the Seven Late Masters of the sixteenth century, Princeton University Press, 2003. and beyond. As the introduction to Innovations and Hinds, Stephen. Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appro- Turning Points makes clear, such lineages and lists priation in Roman Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- are crucial in Sanskrit as well — and, as in Chinese, versity Press, 1998. often mark as much a means of avoiding specific Pollock, Sheldon, Benjamin A. Elman, and Kevin Ku- works as of actually reading them. As the editors ming Chang, eds. World Philology. Cambridge, MA: argue, “The obvious difficulty of much Sanskrit Harvard University Press, 2015. poetry has generally been viewed as an insuper- able flaw or a repellent http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Duke University Press

Kavya and Us: Reading Innovations and Turning Points

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• • 14 0 Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 38:1 2018 Bronner, Yigal, David Dean Shulman, and Gary A. Tubb, The Chinese tradition loves numbered lists of in- eds. Innovations and Turning Points: Toward a History of dividuals as a mechanism for doing so, from the Kāvya Literature. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, “Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove” of the third century AD through the Four Lings of Yong jia, to Damrosch, David. What Is World Literature? Princeton, NJ: the Seven Late Masters of the sixteenth century, Princeton University Press, 2003. and beyond. As the introduction to Innovations and Hinds, Stephen. Allusion and Intertext: Dynamics of Appro- Turning Points makes clear, such lineages and lists priation in Roman Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge Uni- are crucial in Sanskrit as well — and, as in Chinese, versity Press, 1998. often mark as much a means of avoiding specific Pollock, Sheldon, Benjamin A. Elman, and Kevin Ku- works as of actually reading them. As the editors ming Chang, eds. World Philology. Cambridge, MA: argue, “The obvious difficulty of much Sanskrit Harvard University Press, 2015. poetry has generally been viewed as an insuper- able flaw or a repellent

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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle EastDuke University Press

Published: May 1, 2018

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