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Garden of Solomon: Landscape and Sacred Pasts in Kashmir’s Sixteenth-Century Persian Narratives

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 1 examines late-sixteenth century Persian tazkiras (Sufi biographies) and tarikhs (historical narratives) to argue that they were part of a shared narrative practice that made little ... More


A Literary Paradise: The Tarikh Tradition in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Kashmir

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 2 explores the tarikhs written during the Mughal period to illustrate the ways in which they drew on earlier Sanskrit and Persian texts to assert the distinctiveness of Kashmir within the ... More


Vernacular Histories: Narration and Practice in Kashmir’s Nineteenth-Century Historiographical Tradition

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 3 argues that the nineteenth-century historical tradition in Kashmir continued to be deeply vernacular. Even as the Persian tarikhs composed in this period grappled with the changing ... More


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