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Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Tyler Williams, Anshu Malhotra, and John Stratton Hawley


Early modern India—a period extending from the fifteenth to the late eighteenth century—saw dramatic cultural, religious, and political changes as it went from Sultanate, to Mughal, to early colonial rule. Witness to the rise of multiple literary and devotional traditions, this period was characterized by pulsating political energy and cultural vibrancy. Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India brings together recent scholarship on the languages, literatures, and religious traditions of northern India to highlight the importance of reconstructing multilingual literary histories. Focusing ... More

Keywords: early modern India, literary and devotional traditions, multilingual literary histories, vernacular languages

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199478866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199478866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyler Williams, editor
Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Anshu Malhotra, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

John Stratton Hawley, editor
Claire Tow Professor of Religion, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA.

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