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Between Texts and Territories: An Introduction

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter provides both an overview of Indian Islamic history and an outline of a new methodology for studying it. Bringing texts and geography together, the approach is one of ‘spatializing ... More


Tribe, Diaspora, and Sainthood in Indo-Afghan History

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the migration of large numbers of Afghans into India/Pakistan during the medieval and early modern periods. By drawing on a large number of Persian histories of the Afghans ... More


Brahmins and Sufis in a Landscape of Narratives

Nile Green

in Making Space: Sufis and Settlers in Early Modern India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077961
eISBN:
9780199080991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077961.003.0031
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter places Sufis into a competitive Indian geography of multiple holy men whose shrines and other physical outposts competed for followers in early modern and early colonial India. ... More


India in the Persian World of Letters: Ḳhān-i Ārzū among the Eighteenth-Century Philologists

Arthur Dudney

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192857415
eISBN:
9780191948213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192857415.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This study traces the development of philology (the analysis of literary language) in the Persian tradition in India, concentrating on its socio-political ramifications. The most influential ... More


Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Michael J. Franklin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

Sir William Jones (1746–94), poet, philologist, polymath, polyglot, and acknowledged legislator was the foremost Orientalist of his generation and one of the greatest intellectual navigators of all ... More


Norms of Governance and Aspects of Administration

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter notes that the Afghan rulers drew on the ideals and institutions of medieval Indo-Persian tradition of governance, which were evolved over centuries of interaction between the classical ... More


Mughal Culture and Persianization in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Bengal

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/9780195698800.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Mughal political culture in general and its prevalence in Bengal in particular. It creates a broader context for the prevalence of a Persianized culture in Mughal (and ... More


In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Thibaut d'Hubert

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the Shade of the Golden Palace explores the oeuvre of the prolific Bengali poet and translator Alaol (fl. 1651–1671), who rendered five narrative poems and one versified treatise from medieval ... More


A Black British Racial Formation: Julius Soubise in London and Calcutta

Ashley L. Cohen

in The Global Indies: British Imperial Culture and the Reshaping of the World, 1756-1815

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300239973
eISBN:
9780300255690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300239973.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter uses the Indies mentality to relearn British racial discourse, focusing on Julius Soubise, the Afro-British assistant of celebrity fencing master Domenico Angelo. During his own ... More


Incorporating Sanskrit into the Persianate World

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/9780231173629.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 6 examines Persianate histories, literary retellings of Sanskrit stories, and manuscript notes in order to capture the wide-ranging Persianate receptions of Akbar’s cross-cultural interests ... 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


Letters from a Sinking Sultan

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter concerns one of the forerunners and eventual targets of the Mughals, namely the Sultanate of Gujarat. It seeks to contribute to the renewal of a broad diplomatic history upheld and ... More


The Prince and the Muvaḥḥid: Dārā Shikoh and Mughal Engagements with Vedānta

Supriya Gandhi

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1653 the Mughal prince Dara Shikoh (1615–59) reportedly had a series of meetings with the ascetic Baba La‘l Das; their dialogues were subsequently rendered into Persian prose. This chapter argues ... More


Drowned in the Sea of Mercy: The Textual Identification of Hindu Persian Poets from Shi‘i Lucknow in the Taẕkira of Bhagwān Dās “Hindī”

Stefano Pellò

in Religious Interactions in Mughal India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198081678
eISBN:
9780199085002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081678.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter seeks to provide material that will help illuminate some lesser known textual aspects of the relationship between the multiple socio-religious commonalities, identifications and ... More


The Art of the Book in India under the Sultanates

Éloïse Brac de la Perrière

in After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450664
eISBN:
9780199085019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450664.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter offers a tentative classification of the genres of illustrated book production under the north Indian sultanates of the fifteenth and the early sixteenth centuries. Through an analysis ... More


Indo-Persian Historical Thoughts and Writings: India 1350–1750

Asim Roy

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores Indo-Persian historical thoughts and writings spanning the 400 years (1350–1750) of the late medieval and early modern centuries. It traces the Indo-Persian connection back into ... More


Mapping a Rhythmic Revolution Through Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Sources on Rhythm and Drumming in North India

James Kippen

in Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190841485
eISBN:
9780190841522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841485.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The Indo-Persian and vernacular literatures from the late seventeenth to nineteenth centuries on rhythm and drumming in northern India bridge an enormous gap between archaic Sanskrit sources and the ... More


Nader Shah, the Delhi Loot, and the 18th-Century Exotics of Empire

Sussan Babaie

in Crisis, Collapse, Militarism and Civil War: The History and Historiography of 18th Century Iran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190250324
eISBN:
9780190250348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250324.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The famous plunder of Delhi that followed the 1739 defeat of the Mughals at the Battle of Karnal by Nader Shah (r. 1736–1747) represents, in retrospect, the last world-conquering design to have risen ... More


Conclusion: Middle Bengali Poetics and the Multilingual Literary History of Bengal

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the conclusion, I come back on key issues of my analysis of Ālāol’s poetics. Whereas performance and the absence of theoretical frame recorded in treatises on grammar or poetics are defining ... More


Timurid India

Ali Anooshahr

in Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires: A Study of Politics and Invented Traditions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190693565
eISBN:
9780190693596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693565.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter will show how the Mughals in India entered a world in which the value of Timurid sovereignty (initially crucial following the capture of Delhi by Timur) had become irrelevant, leaving ... More


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