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Culture of Encounters Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

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ISBN-10: 0231173628

ISBN-13: 9780231173629

Edition: 2015

Authors: Audrey Truschke

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This rich history documents the fascinating, overlooked exchange between the Persian-speaking Islamic elite of the early Mughal Empire and traditional Sanskrit scholars. The book begins with the invitation of Brahman and Jain intellectuals to King Akbar's court in the 1560s, then details the numerous, Mughal-backed texts they and their Mughal interlocutors produced under emperors Akbar, Jahangir (1605-1627), and Shah Jahan (1628-1658).These cross-cultural encounters engendered a dynamic idea of Mughal rule essential to the empire's survival. Many works, including Sanskrit epics and historical texts, were translated into Persian, elevating the political position of Brahmans and Jains and…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.93" long x 0.12" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English