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The History of the Ẓafar-nāmah of Guru Gobind Singh

Louis E. Fenech

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0025
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focusses upon one of the most intriguing documents attributed to the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Zafar-namah or Epistle of Victory. Written, apparently, as a response to the ... More


‘Dreams of Men Awake’: India

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that fictions claiming to derive from and about India repeatedly trope India as a dream, but not always in the positive sense of a space to be possessed by the imagination. ... More


Rīti Literature at the Mughal Court

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at the lives and texts of important Brajbhasha writers who were associated with the Mughal court. Although this court is most often linked to Persian literature, a surprising ... More


Disunity and Loss of Freedom

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The first section of this chapter discusses the decline of the Mughal empire. The second section describes the coming of the Europeans. The third section describes England’s conquest of India. The ... More


Chapter VII

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0061
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author talks about Bombay, the mosque of Zacharias, Panwell, Púná, Párbatí, Satárá, Aurangzeb's siege, witticism of Niámat Khán, monogamists versus polygamists, the Hindú religion, his return to ... More


Conclusion: Power, Literature, and Early Modernity

Audrey Truschke

in Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173629
eISBN:
9780231540971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173629.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Conclusion details the end of Sanskrit as a major tradition at the Mughal court and also investigates broad questions of imperial authority, the dynamics of literary traditions, and ... More


Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): Master of the White Hawk

J.S. Grewal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The unifying theme in the life of Guru Gobind Singh was confrontation with the Mughals, which culminated in a struggle for political power. This fact is brought into sharp focus when we consider the ... More


Poetry and the Public in Aurangzeb’s Delhi

Abhishek Kaicker

in The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190070670
eISBN:
9780190070700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070670.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Asian History

In 1658, the emperor Aurangzeb began his long reign on the Mughal throne. This chapter shows how Aurangzeb’s vision of sovereignty diverged from that of his predecessors, in lessening the emphasis on ... More


Aurangzeb’s Law and Popular Politics

Abhishek Kaicker

in The King and the People: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190070670
eISBN:
9780190070700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070670.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Asian History

The discourse of sovereignty enunciated at the Mughal court had no place for the participation of its subjects. Yet, by the early eighteenth century, political protests had become visible in the ... More


Alam: A Poet of Many Worlds

Shreekant Kumar Chandan

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0015
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Shreekant Chandan shows how the seventeenth-century poet Alam projected Princāmā-e Muazzam as a rightful heir to Aurangzeb’s Mughal throne in his Shyāmsnehī by borrowing notions of ideal kingship ... More


A Walk through the Caves of Ellora

Nayanjot Lahiri

in Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This is an English translation of a Marathi piece that Deshpande wrote for children. It provides a detailed, evocative description of many of the caves at Ellora and reflects not just on the beauty ... More


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