The Language of History - Sanskrit Narratives of Muslim Pasts Hardcover - Audrey Truschke, Penguin Allen Lane (18 January 2021)
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  • Product Type - Region Country Book
  • ISBN 13 - 978-0670093229
  • Author - Audrey Truschke
  • ISBN 10 - 067009322X
  • Language - English
The Language of History analyses A Hitherto Overlooked Group of Histories On indomuslim Or indopersian Political Events, Namely A Few Dozen Sanskrit Texts That Date From The 1190s Until 1721. As Soon As Muslim Political Figures Established Themselves in Northern India in The 1190swhen The Ghurids Overthrew The Chauhan Kingdom and Ruled Part of Northern India From DelhiIndian intellectuals Wrote About That Political Development in Sanskrit. Indian Men and At Least One Woman Produced Dozens of Sanskrit Texts On Musliminitiated Political Events. These Works Span Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Rule, including Texts That Deal With Deccan Sultanates and Muslimled Polities in The Subcontinents Deep South. Indias Premodern Learned Elite Only Ceased To Write On indomuslim Political Power in Sanskrit When The Mughal Empire Began To Fracture Beyond Repair in The Early Eighteenth Century. in Other Words, Sanskrit Writers Produced Histories of indopersian Rule Throughout Nearly The Entire Time Span of That Political Experience. This Book Seeks, for The First Time, To Collect, analyse, and Theorize Sanskrit Histories of Muslimled and, Later, As Muslims Became an integral Part of Indian Cultural and Political Worlds, indomuslim Rule As A Body of Historical Materials. This Archive Lends insight into formulations and Expressions of Premodern Political, Social, Cultural and Religious Identities. Given The Current Political Climate in India, Where Nationalist Claims Are often Grounded On Fabricated Visions of Indias Premodernity, This Book Also Contributes To Ongoing Debates in The Indian Public Sphere. Product Description about The Author audrey Truschke is A Historian, Author and Activist. She is Associate Professor of South Asian History At Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She is The Author of Two Awardwinning Books Culture of Encounters Sanskrit At The Mughal Court and Aurangzeb The Man and The Myth. Her Next Book Project is A Sweeping History of India, From The indus Valley Civilization To The Twentyfirst Century. for Her Publicfacing Work and Activism On issues in South Asia and The Academy, As Well As Scholarly Commentary, Follow Her Audreytruschke On Twitter and Facebook.
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Age Group 13-16 years
Primary Author Name Audrey Truschke
Binding Hardcover
Genre History
ISBN 10 Or 13 978-0670093229
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Language English
Number Of Pages 256
Publication Year 2021
Publisher Penguin Random House India
Publishing Month November
Item Dimensions
Height 4.7 centimeter
Length 20.3 centimeter
Width 25.4 centimeter
Net Weight 650 gram
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