||South Asia across the disciplines
South Asia across the disciplines.
||Introduction : a Hindu secretary at King Shah Jahan's court -- Chandar Bhan's intellectual world : a revisionist perspective -- A mirror for Munsh's : secretarial arts and Mughal governance -- King of Delhi, king of the world : Chandar Bhan's perspective on Shah Jahan, the Mughal court, and the realm -- Writing the Mughal self : Chandar Bhan's life and letters -- Making Indo-Persian literature fresh : Chandar Bhan's poetic world -- The persistence of gossip : Chandar Bhan and the cultural memory of Mughal decline -- Conclusion : ending at just the beginning : towards a postcolonial Mughal historiography.
||"Writing Self, Writing Empire examines the life, career, and writings of the Mughal state secretary, or Munshi, Chandar Bhan 'Brahman' (d. c.1670), one of the great Indo-Persian poets and prose stylists of early modern South Asia. Chandar Bhan's life spanned the reigns of four different emperors, Akbar (1556-1605), Jahangir (1605-1627), Shah Jahan (1628-1658), and Aurangzeb 'Alamgir (1658-1707), the last of the 'Great Mughals' whose courts dominated the culture and politics of the subcontinent at the height of the empire's power, territorial reach, and global influence"--Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-351) and index.|
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