Book section icon

Book section

"Premodern" pasts: South Asia

Abstract:

Over a very long period, India's rich literary landscape did much to shape the ways in which its clerkly strata wrote and thought about the past. “Histories” were written in a range of literary genres in oral form – bardic tales, puranas, and in written form – Persian chronicles, Sanskrit court poetry. The great chroniclers of the Delhi sultanate worked in different genres, and the moral vision of Islam shaped their histories. Even as the Mughal Empire created a pan‐Indian Persian literary cu...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)

Actions


Access Document


Publisher copy:
10.1002/9781118525395.ch7

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author

Contributors

Role:
Editor
Role:
Editor
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History
Host title:
A Companion to Global Historical Thought
Publication date:
2014-02-14
DOI:
Source identifiers:
724143
ISBN:
9781118525395
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:724143
UUID:
uuid:064d0711-5499-46bf-b8ac-cb16d9b4250f
Local pid:
pubs:724143
Deposit date:
2017-08-24

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP