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Author Truschke, Audrey, author.

Title Culture of encounters : Sanskrit at the Mughal Court / Audrey Truschke.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series South Asia across the disciplines
South Asia across the disciplines.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This history documents the exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the early Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars. These cross-cultural encounters engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal rule essential to the empire's survival. Many Sanskrit works were translated into Persian, elevating the political position of Brahmans and Jains and cultivating a voracious appetite for Indian writings throughout the Mughal world. The first book to read these Sanskrit and Persian works in tandem, 'Culture of Encounters' recasts the Mughal Empire as a polyglot polity that collaborated with its Indian subjects to envision its sovereignty.
Contents 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.
Subject Sanskrit language -- History.
Sanskrit language -- Usage.
Sanskrit language -- Knowledge.
Sanskrit language -- Etymology.
Mogul Empire -- Intellectual life.
Mogul Empire -- Court and courtiers.
India -- Mogul Empire. (OCoLC)fst01240293
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Truschke, Audrey. Culture of encounters. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] 9780231173629 (DLC) 2015009585 (OCoLC)909883461
ISBN 9780231540971 (electronic bk.)
0231540973 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.7312/trus17362 doi
AU@ 000062383477
DEBBG BV043719273
DEBSZ 478828926
GBVCP 86621304X

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