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Author Bate, Bernard
Title Tamil oratory and the Dravidian aesthetic : democratic practice in south India / Bernard Bate
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2009
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  PL4758.85.M29 B38 2009    AVAILABLE    30520020758372
Descript xxiv, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Series Cultures of history
Cultures of history
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-251) and index
The Dravidian proper -- The king's red tongue -- Walking utopia -- On life, moonlight, and jasmine -- Bhakti and the limits of apotheosis -- Kavitha's love -- Speech in the Kali Yugam
Subject Folk literature, Tamil -- India -- Madurai
Epic poetry, Tamil -- India -- Madurai
Speeches, addresses, etc., Tamil -- India -- Madurai
Tamil language -- India -- Madurai -- Rhetoric
Politics and culture -- India -- Madurai
Language and culture -- India -- Madurai
Madurai (India) -- Politics and government
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