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Author Truschke, Audrey
Title Culture of Encounters : Sanskrit at the Mughal Court
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
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Series South Asia Across the Disciplines
South Asia Across the Disciplines
Note Intro -- 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
Recasts the Mughal Empire as a polyglot polity that collaborated with its Indian subjects to envision its sovereignty
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Truschke, Audrey Culture of Encounters : Sanskrit at the Mughal Court New York : Columbia University Press,c2016 9780231173629
Subject Sanskrit language - Etymology
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