Tamil: A Selected Bibliography + David Shulman's Critical Reads

April 3rd, 2017

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After taking a first degree at the Hebrew University in Arabic and Persian and falling in love with Persian poetry, he drifted eastward from Iran into India. He was trained in Tamil and Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London by John Ralston Marr, Wendy Doniger, and Peter Khoroche. He has published widely on the cultural and intellectual history of southern India in pre-modern times with particular emphasis on Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. He has worked closely and published books together with Velcheru Narayana Rao, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Don Handelman, Yigal Bronner, and Gary Tubb. In recent years he has been absorbed in the study of the Kerala tradition of Kudiyattam, the last living form of Sanskrit drama in the world, and each year he takes students and colleagues to Kerala to witness full-scale performances ranging in length from three nights to forty-one nights. Trained for some years as a Dhrupad singer, his true passion is for Carnatic classical music. He'll join us on Tue. 4/4 6pm at the Co-op to discuss his book, Tamil: A Biography, with Wendy Doniger. RSVP and details here.


Tamil: A Selected Bibliography

A. K. Ramanujan, The Interior Landscape

A. K. Ramanujan, Hymns for the Drowning

A. K. Ramanujan, Poems of Love and War 

George Hart and Hank Heifetz, The Four Hundred Songs of War and Wisdom

George Hart, The four hundred songs of love anthology of poems from classical Tamil, the Akananuru. Pondichery (out of print)

Archana Venkatesan, A Hundred Measures of Time: Tiruviruttam 


David Shulman's Critical Reads

Erich Auerbach, Mimesis

Erich Auerbach, Dante: Poet of a Secular World