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Culture and Circulation

Bruijn, Thomas de [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Culture and Circulation : Literature in Motion in Early Modern India / edited by Thomas de Bruijn; Allison Busch. - Leiden : Brill, 2014. - xi, 315 S. - (Brill's Indological Library ; 46)
ISBN 978-90-04-26447-2
EUR 125,00 / US$ 163,00 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-90-04-26448-9
DOI: 10.1163/9789004264489
DDC: 891.1

Culture and Circulation reflects an innovative approach to early modern Indian literature. The authors foreground the complex hybridity of literary genres and social milieus, capturing elements that have eluded traditional literary history. In this book, jointly edited by Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch, Hindi authors rub shoulders with their Persian counterparts in the courts of Mughal India; the fame of Mirabai, a poetess from Rajasthan, travels to Punjab; the sayings of Kabir are found to be as difficult to pin down as the holy men who transmitted them. Drawing on new archives in several Indian languages, Culture and Circulation presents fresh ideas that will be of interest to scholars of Indian literature, religious studies, and early modern history.
Contributors include Stefano Pellò,Thibaut d'Hubert,Corinne Lefèvre, John Stratton Hawley, Gurinder Singh Mann, Thomas de Bruijn, Catharina Kiehnle, Allison Busch, Francesca Orsini, Heidi Pauwels, Robert van de Walle. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. vii
List of Contributors. ix
Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch:
Introduction. 1
Stefano Pellò:
Persian as a Passe-Partout: the Case of Mīrzā ‘Abd al-Qader Bīdil and his Hindu Disciples . 21
Thibaut d'Hubert:
Pirates, Poets, and Merchants: Bengali Language and Literature in Seventeenth-Century Mrauk-U. 47
Corinne Lefèvre:
The Court of ʿAbd-ur-Raḥīm Khān-i Khānān as a Bridge between Iranian and Indian Cultural Traditions. 75
John Stratton Hawley and Gurinder Singh Mann:
Mirabai at the Court of Guru Gobind Singh. 107
Thomas de Bruijn:
Shifting Semantics in Early Modern North Indian Poetry: Circulation of Culture and Meaning. 139
Catharina Kiehnle:
The Gopīs of the Jñāndev Gāthā. 160
Allison Busch:
Poetry in Motion: Literary Circulation in Mughal India. 186
Francesca Orsini:
"Krishna is the Truth of Man": Mir ‘Abdul Wahid Bilgrami's Haqā’iq-i Hindī (Indian Truths) and the Circulation of Dhrupad and Bishnupad. 222
Heidi Pauwels:
Culture in Circulation in Eighteenth-Century North India: Urdu Poetry by a Rajput Krishna Devotee. 247
Robert van de Walle:
A Braj Poet in Colonial Times. 278
Index. 303


THOMAS DE BRUIJN, Ph.D. (1996), University of Leiden, is an independent scholar. He was affiliated fellow at IIAS, Leiden and guest lecturer at INALCO, Paris. He regularly publishes on modern and premodern Indian literature. His publications include the book Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History in Padmāvat by the South Asian Sufi Poet Muḥammad Jāyasī (Leiden University Press, 2012). Profile page.
ALLISON BUSCH, Ph.D. (2003), University of Chicago, is Associate Professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University in New York. She is a specialist in courtly traditions and the author of Poetry of Kings (Oxford University Press, 2011) as well as numerous articles on the literary and intellectual history of North India. Profile page.

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