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After Timur Left

Orsini, Francesca [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
After Timur Left : Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth Century North India / ed. by Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014. - xii, 500 S. : Ill.
ISBN 978-0-19-945066-4
Rs. 1350,00 (OUP India)
US$ 75,00 (OUP USA)
DDC: 954.024
-- Angekündigt für Oktober 2014 --

Timur invaded northern India in 1398 but returned to Samarkand a year later. In 1555 the Timurid emperor Humayun came back to India after being forced into exile in Persia and re-established Mughal rule in northern India. Between these two significant dates stretches an era largely consigned to oblivion—the 'long' fifteenth century.
   The Mughal dynasty has long occupied a pre-eminent position in research on Indian history. It has also been credited with ushering in a radically new age of innovation in art, literature, and statecraft. But what of the period before the Mughals? With the empire-centred study of history privileging periods of political centralization, the multi-centred fifteenth century has remained relatively unexplored and undervalued.
   After Timur Left presents a path-breaking interdisciplinary set of writings on the politics, languages, religions, literatures, and arts of the fifteenth century. Together they reveal it to be a period of considerable political and social mobility, of cultural connectivity and consolidation, of innovation in literature and language choices, and of new forms of religious organization and expression. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgements. vii
Note on Transliteration. ix
List of Plates and Figures. xi
1. Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh:
Introduction. 1
2. Simon Digby:
After Timur Left: North India in the Fifteenth Century. 47
3. Sunil Kumar:
Bandagī and Naukarī: Studying Transitions in Political Culture and Service under the North Indian Sultanates, Thirteenth-Sixteenth Centuries. 60
4. Richard M. Eaton
The Rise of Written Vernaculars: The Deccan 1450-1650. 111
5. Dilorom Karomat:
Turki and Hindavi in the world of Persian: Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Dictionaries. 130
6. Stefano Pello:
Local Lexis? Provincializing Persian in Fifteenth-Century North India. 166
7. Samira Sheikh:
Languages of Public Piety: Bilingual inscriptions from Sultanate Gujarat, c. 1390-1538. 186
8. Aparna Kapadia:
Universal Poet, Local Kings: Sanskrit, the Rhetoric of Kingship and Local Kingdoms in Gujarat. 213
9. Ramya Sreenivasan:
Warrior-tales at Hinterland Courts in North India, ca. 1370-1550. 242
10. Aditya Behl:
Emotion and Meaning in Mirigāvatī: Strategies of Spiritual Signification in Hindavi Sufi Romances. 273
11. Éloise Brac de la Perrière:
The Art of the Book in India under the Sultanates. 301
12. Eva de Clerq:
Apabhramsha as a literary medium in fifteenth century North India. 339
13. Imre Bangha:
Early Hindi Epic Poetry in Gwalior: Beginnings and Continuities in the Rāmāyan of Vishnudas. 365
14. Francesca Orsini:
Traces of a Multilingual World: Hindavi in Persian Texts. 403
Bibliography. 437
Note on Editors and Contributors. 471
Index. 477

FRANCESCA ORSINI is Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Profile page.
SAMIRA SHEIKH is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Profile page.

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