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More than Real

A History of the Imagination in South India

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$53.50 • £42.95 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674059917

Publication Date: 04/09/2012


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Part I. Theorizing Imagination
    • 1. Mind-Born Worlds
    • 2. Poets, Playwrights, Painters
    • 3. Singularity, Inexhaustibility, Insight: What Sanskrit Poeticians Think Is Real
    • 4. Poetics 2: Illumination
    • 5. Toward a Yoga of the Imagination
  • Part II. The Sixteenth-Century Revolution
    • 6. Early Modern Bhāvanā
    • 7. Sīmantinī: Irrevocable Imaginings
    • 8. Nala in Tenkasi and the New Economy of Mind
    • 9. True Fiction
    • 10. The Marriage of Bhāvanā and Best
    • 11. Toward Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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