Literature, Culture and History in Mughal North India (1550-1800)

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About the Book This book is a pioneering attempt to study Mughal Indian polity and the dynamics of family, kinship and caste through Riti Kal literature. The literature, in the form of drama and Braja bhasha poetry, provides evidence of regional diversities and varied patterns of historical developments in medieval north India as well as a dynamism in the political and socio-cultural spheres in premodern India. A detailed analysis of Riti Kal poetry reveals that the regions, in spite of conflic...
About the Book

This book is a pioneering attempt to study Mughal Indian polity and the dynamics of family, kinship and caste through Riti Kal literature. The literature, in the form of drama and Braja bhasha poetry, provides evidence of regional diversities and varied patterns of historical developments in medieval north India as well as a dynamism in the political and socio-cultural spheres in premodern India. A detailed analysis of Riti Kal poetry reveals that the regions, in spite of conflicts and contestations for power, did acknowledge the Mughals as the undisputed rulers of Hind, the future India.

Riti Kal poetry provides enough evidence to highlight the transformation that had begun to take place in the traditional forms of relations during this period. While the poets continued to advocate the conventional role of women in family and society they also depicted, with sympathy and understanding, the individuality, liberty and sexuality of the fairer sex. The legends of Krishna and Radha, expressed through the tradition of the nayak and nayika in Braja poetry, give voice to not only the age-old myths attached to these characters but also newer representations in line with contemporary religious traditions.

Literature, Culture and History in Mughal North India (1550-1800) is a path-breaking work in that it departs from the popular norm of viewing history mainly through Persian historiography. It is the first detailed study of the so-called vernaculars, in this case the Braja poetry, as source material, so far neglected by both, the literati and the historians, in the context of Mughal north India.

About the Author

Dr Sandhya Sharma teaches history in one of the colleges of the University of Delhi.

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Item Code: NAU362 Author: Sandhya Sharma Cover: PAPERBACK Edition: 2018 Publisher: Primus Books ISBN: 9789386552723 Language: Hindi Text With English Transaltion Size: 9.50 X 6.50 inch Pages: 252 (16 Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.45 Kg
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