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Performance Narratives and the Mughal Factor

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Like most pre-modern societies, Bengal produced a large literature that was mostly performative. These narratives, written in rhyming verse, had a textual dimension but they were written for ... More


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