Table of contents for The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern India / Sheldon Pollock.

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Contents
List of Illustrations	000
Preface and Acknowledgments	000
Introduction	000
0.1 . Culture, Power, (Pre)modernity	000
0.2. Cosmopolitan in Theory and Practice	000
0.3. Vernacular in Theory and Practice	000
0.4. Theory, Metatheory, Practice, Metapractice	000
Part 1. The Sanskrit Cosmopolis	
Chapter 1. The Language of the Gods Enters the World	000
1.1. Precosmopolitan Sanskrit: Monopolization and Ritualization	000
1.2. From Resistance to Appropriation	000
3. Expanding the Prestige Economy of Sanskrit	000
Chapter 2. Literature and the Cosmopolitan Language of Literature	000
1. From Liturgy to Literature	000
2. Literary Language as a Closed Set	000
3. The Final Theory of Literary Language: Bhoja's Poetics	000
Chapter 3. The World Conquest and Regime of the Cosmopolitan Style	000
1. Inscribing Political Will in Sanskrit	000
2. The Semantics of Inscriptional Discourse: The Poetics of Power, M&lava, 1141	000
3. The Pragmatics of Inscriptional Discourse: Making History, Kaly&La, 1008	000
Chapter 4. Sanskrit Culture as Courtly Practice	000
1. Grammatical and Political Correctness 1: The Politics of Grammar	000
2. Grammatical and Political Correctness 2: Grammar Envy	000
3. Literature and Kingly Virtuosity	000
Chapter 5. The Map of Sanskrit Knowledge and the Discourse on the Ways of Literature
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1. The Geocultural Matrix of Sanskrit Knowledge
2.Poetry Man, Poetics Woman, and the Birth-space of Literature	000
3. The "Ways" of Literature: Tradition, Method, and Stylistic Region	000
Chapter 6. Political Formations and Cultural Ethos	000
1. Production and Reproduction of Epic Space	000
2. Power and Culture in a Cosmos	000
Chapter 7. A European Countercosmopolis	000
1. Latinitas	000
2. Imperium romanum	000
Part 2. The Vernacular Millennium	000
Chapter 8. Beginnings, Textualization, Superposition	000
1.Literary Newness Enters the World	000
2. From Language to Text	000
3. There is No Parthenogenesis in Culture	000
Chapter 9. Creating a Regional World: The Case of Kannada	000
1. Vernacularization and Political Inscription	000
2. The Way of the King of Poets and the Places of Poetry	000
3. Localizing the Universal Political: Pampa Bh&ratam	000
4. A New Philology: From Norm-bound Practice to Practice-bound Norm	000
Chapter 10. Vernacular Poetries and Polities in Southern Asia	000
1. The Cosmopolitan Vernacularization of South and Southeast Asia	000
2. Region and Reason	000
3. Vernacular Polities	000
4. Religion and Vernacularization	000
Chapter 11. Europe Vernacularized	000
1. Literacy and Literature	000
2. Vernacular Anxiety	000
3. A New Cultural Politics	000
Chapter 12. Comparative and Connective Vernacularization	000
1. European Particularism and Indian Difference	000
2. A Hard History of the Vernacular Millennium	000
Part 3. Theory and Practice of Culture and Power
Chapter 13. Some Actually Existing Theory and Its Discontents	000
13.1 Natural Histories of Culture-Power	000
2. Primordialism, Linguism, Ethnicity, and other Unwarranted Generalizations	000
3. Legitimation, Ideology, and Related Functionalisms	000
Chapter 14. Indigenism and other Culture-Power Concepts of Modernity	000
1. Civilizationalism, or Indigenism without enough History	000
2. Nationalism, or Indigenism with too much History	000
Epilogue. From Cosmopolitan-or-Vernacular to Cosmopolitan-and-Vernacular	000
Appendix A1
A.1. The Bilpa{nod}k Pra{sa}asti on King Jayasi{md}ha Siddhar&ja	000
A.2. The Origins of Hemacandra's Grammar (from the Prabh&vakacarita of 
Prabh&candra) 	000
A.3. The Invention of k&vya (from the K&vyamCm&{md}s& of R&ja{sa}ekhara)
Appendix B2
B.1. Approximate Dates of Principal Dynasties	000
B.2. Place-names with their Approximate Modern Equivalents or Locations	000
Publication History	000
Bibliography	000
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Sanskrit literature -- To 1500 -- Political aspects.
Sanskrit literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Indic literature -- To 1500 -- History.
Indic literature -- To 1500 -- Political aspects.
Politics and literature -- India -- History.
Literature and society -- India -- History.