Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic: Democratic Practice in South India

Tamil Oratory and the Dravidian Aesthetic: Democratic Practice in South India

This is a book about the newness of old things. It concerns an oratorical revolution, a transformation of oratorical style linked to larger transformations in society at large. It explores the aesthetics of Tamil oratory and its vital relationship to one of the key institutions of modern society: democracy. Therefore this book also bears on the centrality of language to the modern human condition.

Though Tamil oratory is a relatively new practice in south India, the… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (October 06, 2009)

Collection: Cultures of History

Parent ISBN: 9780231147569

Language: English


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