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The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Kumkum Chatterjee


This book examines the nature and function of history writing in India by focusing on early modern traditions of historiography with particular reference to Bengal. Situating distinctive cultures of history vis-á-vis their relevant political and cultural contexts, it highlights the richness, variety and politically-sensitive character of a range of oral and textual narratives. The volume also makes a significant contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of early modern India by exploring interactions between regional and vernacular cultures on the one hand, and the Islamicate, Pers ... More

Keywords: India, history writing, Bengal, Mughal Empire, historiography, narratives, early modern India, cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195698800
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kumkum Chatterjee, author
Department of History, Pennsylvania State University