Navigation überspringen.

Reimagining Asoka

Olivelle, Patrick [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Reimagining Aśoka : Memory and History / ed. by Patrick Olivelle, Janice Leoshko, Himanshu Prabha Ray. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012. - xvi, 450 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-0-19-807800-5
Rs. 1250
US$ 85,00 (OUP USA)
£ 45,00 (OUP UK)
DDC: 934.045092
-- Angekündigt für April 2012 --

This volume explores on the material, social, and ideological aspects of Aśoka's reign in light of advances made in archaeology, epigraphy, and numismatics. Thematically divided into three parts, the first to pillars and rocks, which bear his inscriptions. The second part examines the interconnectedness of the edicts, their monumentality, and the different concept of kingship they conveyed. The third part analyses the making of the cultural memory of Aśoka and raises pertinent questions crucial for understanding the relationship between the past and the present. The essays outline the importance of Aśoka not only for the Indian nation-state but also for the entire Buddhist world of South and South-east Asia. Moving away from conventional periodization of Indian history, it raises important questions on the beginning of history and archaeology in the modern period. The book examines the extent to which nineteenth century initiatives have affected the study of Aśoka and his reign. [Verlagsinformation]

Patrick Olivelle, Janice Leoshko, and Himanshu Prabha Ray:
1. Romila Thapar:
Aśoka: A Retrospective
2. K. R. Norman:
The Language of Composition and Transmission of the Aśokan Inscriptions
3. Himanshu Prabha Ray:
Archaeology and Aśoka: Defining the Empire
4. Shailendra Bhandare:
From Kautilya to Kosambi and Beyond
5. Virchand Dharamsey:
Bhagwanlal Indraj's Pioneering Contribution to Aśoka Studies
6. Patrick Olivelle:
Aśoka's Inscriptions as Text and Ideology
7. Herman Tieken:
The Composition of Aśoka's Pillar Edict Series
8. Oskar von Hinüber:
Linguistic Experiments: Language and Identity in Aśoka Inscriptions and Early Buddhist Texts
9. Harry Falk:
The Fate of Aśoka's Donations at Lumbini
10. Richard Salomon:
The Yona Era and the End of the Maurya Dynasty: Is There a Connection?
11. Vidhula Jayaswal:
Mauryan Pillars of the Middle Ganga Plain in the Light of Archaeological Discoveries of Sarnath-Varanasi and Chunar
12. Jean-Francois Salles:
Environmental Change in North Bengal: An Opportunity for the Mauryas
13. Mark McClish:
Is the Arthasastra a Mauryan Document?
14. Grant Parker:
Aśoka the Greek, Converted and Translated
15. Janice Leoshko:
Aśoka and Museums
16. John Strong:
The Commingling of Gods and Human, the Unveiling of the World, and the Descent from Trayastrimsa Heaven: An Exegetical Exploration of the Connections of Minor Rock Edict I to Buddhist Legendary Literature
17. Max Deeg:
Aśoka: Model Ruler without Name? Literature of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia
18. Chongfeng Li:
On the Aśoka-type Buddha Images Found in China
19. Bhagavan Josh:
Aśoka: Historical Discourse and the Post-colonial Indian State
Notes on Contributors

PATRICK OLIVELLE is Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Previously, he was Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Profile page.
JANICE LEOSHKO is Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History and Associate Director of the Centre for Asian Studies, University of Texas, Austin. Profile page.
HIMANSHU PRABHA RAY is Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Profile page.

Quellen: Oxford University Press (UK); Oxford University Press (USA); Amazon; WorldCat

Olivelle: Reimagining Asoka, 2012