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Culture of EncountersSanskrit at the Mughal Court$
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Audrey. Truschke

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231173629

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231173629.001.0001

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Abū Al-Faz̤l Redefines Islamicate Knowledge and Akbar’s Sovereignty

Abū Al-Faz̤l Redefines Islamicate Knowledge and Akbar’s Sovereignty

(p.142) [4] Abū Al-Faz̤l Redefines Islamicate Knowledge and Akbar’s Sovereignty
Culture of Encounters

Audrey Truschke

Columbia University Press

Chapter 4 investigates Abu al-Fazl’s treatment of Sanskrit knowledge systems within a major official history of Akbar’s reign. I explicate the radical intellectual and political agendas that Abu al-Fazl advances in importing specialized Sanskrit discourses into the domain of Persianate, Mughal-defined knowledge.

Keywords:   Akbar, Abu al-Fazl, philosophy, A’in-i Akbari, knowledge systems, Sanskrit

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