Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

by Audrey Truschke

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231540971
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: South Asia Across the Disciplines
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Audrey Truschke is assistant professor of history at Rutgers University–Newark. She is the author of Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India’s Most Controversial King (2017).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration and Other Scholarly Conventions
Introduction: The Mughal Culture of Power
1. Brahman and Jain Sanskrit Intellectuals at the Mughal Court
2. Sanskrit Textual Production for the Mughals
3. Many Persian Maha bharatas for Akbar
4. Abu al-Fazl Redefines Islamicate Knowledge and Akbar's Sovereignty
5. Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit
6. Incorporating Sanskrit Into the Persianate World
Conclusion: Power, Literature, and Early Modernity
Appendix 1: Bilingual Example Sentences in Krsnadasa's Parasiprakasa (Light on Persian)
Appendix 2: Four Sanskrit Verses Transliterated in the Razmna mah (Book of War)
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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