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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Indo-Persian Historical Thoughts and Writings

Indo-Persian Historical Thoughts and Writings

India 1350–1750

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(p.148) Chapter 7 Indo-Persian Historical Thoughts and Writings
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The Oxford History of Historical Writing
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Asim Roy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0008

This chapter explores Indo-Persian historical thoughts and writings spanning the 400 years (1350–1750) of the late medieval and early modern centuries. It traces the Indo-Persian connection back into the Delhi Sultanate (a pre-Mughal state of the thirteenth to early sixteenth centuries). It shows that Indo-Persian historians set themselves a laudable goal in the context of the time and the world they lived in, namely to uphold the ethical and didactic purpose of history-writing. Regardless of their inadequacies, shortcomings, and failings, almost all of them stood their ground.

Keywords:   Indian historical writing, Indo-Persian historiography, Delhi Sultanate, historians

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