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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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Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit

Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit

(p.166) [5] Writing About the Mughal World in Sanskrit
Culture of Encounters

Audrey Truschke

Columbia University Press

Chapter 5 recovers how Jain and Brahmanical communities memorialized their links with the Mughal court in Sanskrit texts and inscriptions. Both Jains and Brahmans explored how to promote community interests through writing about their imperial experiences, often through coopting the power associated with Mughal rule.

Keywords:   Jain, Brahman, Sanskrit, inscriptions, religious debates, historical memory

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