An ideal supplement for any course treating the history or culture of South Asia, this collection covers prehistory to the present and features primary source readings drawn from a wide variety of genres. The selections represent a cross-section of South Asia's ancient and modern classics of thought and expression, and include a unique mix of poetry, novels, drama, and political and philosophical treatises that illustrate the richness of the South Asian heritage. The material presented is both substantial and representative, providing students with an introductory knowledge of some of the critical moments in South Asian history. Each selection is prefaced by a detailed essay that discusses its specific historical context, the author, and the work, along with questions that direct the student's attention to issues of particular importance.... empty before the voyage is ended, whose garment is torn and dustladen, whose strength is exhausted, remove shame and poverty, and renew his life like a flower under the cover of thy kindly night. ... Kindle it with the burning fire of desire!
|Title||:||Voices of South Asia|
|Publisher||:||M.E. Sharpe - 2012|