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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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Incorporating Sanskrit into the Persianate World

Incorporating Sanskrit into the Persianate World

(p.203) [6] Incorporating Sanskrit into the Persianate World
Culture of Encounters

Audrey Truschke

Columbia University Press

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 in particular. Ultimately I argue that Mughal encounters with Sanskrit came to partially define Indo-Persian culture.

Keywords:   Akbar, Jahangir, Indo-Persian, Dara Shikuh, Ramayana, translation

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