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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


Situating the Guru in Indian History

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter focuses on Guru Arjan and his place in Indian history. It traces the historical origins of the Sikh tradition and looks at the social and political milieu of Guru Nanak's early life. It ... More


The Martyrdom Of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Arjan's execution by Mughal authorities is the most controversial issue in Sikh history. Most historians of Mughal India look at this event from a political angle, while most Sikh scholars view ... More


The Throne of Time: The Painted Miracles of the Saint Emperor

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores Jahangir's—Akbar's heir—innovations to messianic kingship, which were in the form of sacred art. It is well acknowledged that painting was an important medium for Jahangir, one ... More


Sikri after Akbar

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Sikri was ‘abandoned’ as a capital in 1585. Though Akbar never returned, the town survived into the next reign as a textile town where not only rugs were being woven but also indigo cultivation and ... More


The “Holy Wars” of the Uprooted, 1826–30

Kwangmin Kim

in Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the careers of Jahangir and Yusuf, two Sufi khwajas who led local resistance against the Qing-beg state in the early nineteenth century. The violent process of beg-initiated ... 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


On the End of the Akbari Dispensation

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/9780231158114.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter draws on Jesuit material and the autobiographical narrative of a Mughal notable, Asad Beg Qazwini, in order to consider how matters of succession were managed at the time of the demise ... More


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