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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2005) 25 (1): 261–264.
Published: 01 May 2005
...: in Bangkok’s informal paid economy as “liminal” A Study in Vernacular Politics Africa and the subjects contributing to the gendering of this sec- Jenny B. White tor and charts their increased visibility as economic Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 611–621.
Published: 01 December 2012
... their preferred identities. It identifies such events related to appropriation of cinema as and within various public spheres: from transnational and colonial to cultural-national and rural-vernacular. In this way Raju attempts to understand the specific processes of cultural appropriation of cinema, a Western...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 23–31.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Sumit Guha Transitions and Translations: Regional Power and Vernacular Identity in the Dakhan, 1500–1800 SUMIT GUHA The theoretical underpinnings of reductionist under- paradoxical fate of this effort through the eighteenth standings of literary culture were seriously eroded century...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 549–569.
Published: 01 December 2017
... . “ Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate through the Fourteenth Century .” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 47 , no. 3 ( 2004 ): 298 – 356 . Eaton Richard Maxwell . “ The Rise of Written Vernaculars: The Deccan, 1450–1650 .” In After Timur Left...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Richard David Williams Abstract In early modern North India, knowledge systems developed simultaneously in multiple “classical” and “vernacular” languages. This article examines the processes of multilingual knowledge transmission through an analysis of a Brajbhasha (classical Hindi) music treatise...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 485–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., made by South Asian writers in colonial India, about the singularity of one's own language ( swabhasha ) and the writers' anxieties to protect this language from vulgar speech ( gramyam ). Building on contemporary work on the vernacular, the essay seeks to draw renewed attention to the role of speech...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Ritu Birla First regulated as gambling, even as similar practices abroad were formalized in private exchanges and consolidated in boards of trade, vernacular futures trading in India foregrounds speculation as a problem of law and governing. This essay addresses the colonial management...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 502–514.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of Hyderabad, an important location within the Shi'i cosmpolitan, has strongly resisted campaigns launched by the religious elite of Iran and Iraq to homogenize its “vernacular” Muharram ritual-devotional practices. This article examined the contested nature of the mehndi ceremony of Qasem, who was married...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (1): 101–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... The high variety in the Arab world is modern standard Arabic, and the low variety is the different vernaculars of different countries. The question posed is whether the novel analyzed reflects realistic linguistic choices in the parts of the protagonists or whether this literature projects a different...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 325–333.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Cynthia Talbot Abstract In tribute to Allison Busch, who did so much to restore the reputation of vernacular literature not just as poetry but also as history, Talbot offers an account of an obscure Rajput warrior from Bikaner who decided it would be better to die. In asking why Ramsingh...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-consciousness (and relative monoglossia) of its Indic-Javanese, epic precedent. These arguments on the vernacular aspect of Pramoedya’s work question Benedict Anderson’s (and others’) conclusions about the revolutionary quality of Pramoedya’s nationalized Malay prose. Lienau also qualifies Mikhail Bakhtin’s...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2017
... resolved at the expense of the latter, circumscribing the territory in which the debate is conducted. It focuses on the possibility (or not) of producing a vernacular conceptual framework, radically detached from the Western colonial social sciences and humanities and its revision by the inclusion...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 82–95.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... This article provides a genealogy of the normative literary acts and material practices at the grave. The tomb's space and its texts reveal a setting that overturns assumptions about vernacular and elite literatures, as it hosted Urdu poetry recitation and cutting-edge Persian verse as well as a medicines...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 233–240.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., the weavers were dependent on an investor to supply these materials, creating a hierarchic dependency. The vernacular production of cloth, on the other hand, was democratic with lateral relations between the different stages of production. Malkha has simplified spinning by avoiding bale-pressing cotton lint...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 515–527.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the expressive and literary forms of such narratives to understand the ways in which they simultaneously created and engaged new audiences in vernacular languages such as Punjabi, mobilizing such groups through the forging of new political and cultural identities, is extremely important. Duke University Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit Abstract Allison Busch's seminal work on the classical Hindi literature of Mughal India demonstrated how the composition of works of poetic theory ( ritigranth s) became a defining literary enterprise of vernacular court poets in the Mughal-Rajput milieu. Though firmly based...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2004
... A definition of “the anxious”! the advent of colonialism and a cultural space long mo- Kesavdas says that “the anxious” is a woman whose nopolized by Sanskrit intellectuals, emerged as a fertile lover doesn’t show up for some reason, causing her site for the development of both vernacular poetics and heart...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., and political environ- While this seems to hold up quite well as an ment of premodern South Asia — ​the shift from account of the most typical pattern of vernacular- the dominance of the Sanskrit cosmopolis to the ization in South Asia, there are several notewor- rise...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 538–544.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., Gujarati, Marathi, Ban- lar Pollock discusses, or the period between gla, Oriya, Javanese, Assamese, Newari, Sinha- the first vernacular revolution, inaugurated by lese, and even little-­known languages (such as the court and shaped by the Sanskritic cosmo- Gwaliyari), not to mention Latin...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 362–369.
Published: 01 August 2022
... are written in Brajbhasha. As Allison Busch's work has beautifully shown, Brajbhasha is an early modern vernacular language that came to occupy a prominent place in religious and courtly circles in early modern north India at a time when Persian was a dominant court language and a range of vernaculars were...