Linguistic and Textual Aspects of Multilingualism in South India and Sri Lanka

Eva WILDEN, Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD, S.A.S. SARMA, Emmanuel FRANCIS, R. SATHYANARAYANAN, Dominic GOODALL, Suganya ANANDAKICHENIN, Alastair GORNALL, Victor D’AVELLA, Erin McCANN, Giovanni CIOTTI, S. L. P. Anjaneya SARMA , Torsten TSCHACHER, Sivan Goren ARZONY, Elisa GANSER, Justin. W. HENRY

Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 147

Editor: Ciotti (Giovanni), McCann (Erin)

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2021

Status : Available

64,00

ISBN-13 : 982855392424

Width : 17.5 cm

Height : 24.5 cm

Number of pages : 830

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion, EFEO Pondichéry Contact : shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org

Geography : India

Language : Anglais

Place : Pondichéry

Support : Papier

Description :

17.5 x 24.5, XIII+817 p., English, Hardcover

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Abstract

This volume brings together a broad range of scholarship on various aspects of multilingualism in South India and Sri Lanka, particularly with respect to written sources from the pre-modern world. Although the rich linguistic diversity of both regions has long been acknowledged, the consequences of this variety on linguistic and literary developments have rarely been explored, and never with the breadth that is offered here. Our contributions examine the nature and discursive functions of multilingualism, largely from the perspective of philology, in a diverse array of literary, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Some of the contributors bring their particular expertise to bear on the mutual influence of the Sanskrit and Tamil worlds, while others examine the complex linguistic, religious, and cultural negotiations evident in the literary products of authors writing in Arabic, Pali, Sinhala, Telugu, and Malayalam. Many of them also cite and translate paradigmatic examples. This volume is an important compendium of current research on multilingualism in South India and Sri Lanka and offers avenues for understanding the materials and the communities discussed herein in the context of larger conversations about multilingualism in the pre-modern world.

Table of contents

Introduction
 
Linguistics and Writing Systems
 
Tamil-Sanskrit Interaction in Medieval Śrīvaiṣṇava Literature
   Erin McCann and Suganya Anandakichenin
 
Multilingualism in Indian Inscriptions with Special Reference to Inscriptions of the Tamil Area
   Emmanuel Francis
 
An Encounter of Scripts: Representing Arabic through Tamil and Vice Versa
   Torsten Tschacher
 
Lexicography
 
On the influence of the language and culture of the Tamil-speaking South on the Temple Āgamas of the Śaivasiddhānta: An annoted list of distinctive vocabulary
   Dominic Goodall
 
Are Sanskrit Mirrors Blind? Exploring the Nothern Share Inside Ancient Tamil Literature
   Jean-Luc Chevillard
 
Grammar
 
The Vīracōḻiyam: A Tamil Grammar through the Eyes of Sanskrit
   Victor B. D’Avella
 
The Sources of the Sidat Saňgarā, the First Grammar of Sinhala
   Alastair Gornall
 
On Sanskrit Lotuses and Bhāṣā Lilies: Poetic Flaws in the Līlātilakam
   Sivan Goren Arzony
 
The Relative Participle and the Limits of Sanskrit Grammar
   Victor B. D’Avella and S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma
 
Treatises
 
Bhāṣākauṭalīya: A 12th-century Malayalam Commentary to the Arthaśāstra
   S.A.S. Sarma
 
From Text to Performance: On Multilingual Pratices of South Indian Dance
   Elisa Ganser
 
The Eight Forms of Marriage (aṣṭavivāha / eṇmaṇam): From Sanskrit Dharma to Tamil Poetics
   Eva Wilden
 
Literature
 
Between Manipravalam and Tamil: The Case of the Viṣṇupurāṇavacaṉam and Its Recensions (Studies in Late Tamil Manipravalam Literature3)
   Giovanni Ciotti and R. Sathyanarayanan
 
South Indian Influence, Religious Cosmopolitanism, and Multilingualism in Sinhala sandeśa Poetry
   Justin. W. Henry
 
Afterworld
   Erin McCann
 
Index

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