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Indo-Persian travels in the age of discoveries, 1400-1800

Author: Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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A work based on readings of travel accounts in Persian, dealing with India, Iran, and Central Asia between about 1400 and 1800. This is the first comprehensive treatment of this neglected genre of literature (safar nama) that links the Mughals, Safavids and Central Asia in a crucial period of transformation and cultural contact. The authors' close reading of these travel-accounts help us enter the mental and moral  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muzaffar Alam; Sanjay Subrahmanyam
ISBN: 9780521780414 0521780411 9780521129558 0521129559
OCLC Number: 71347514
Description: xvi, 399 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the travel-account from Beijing to the Bosphorus --
From Timur to the Bahmanis : fifteenth-century views --
Courtly encounters --
An ocean of wonders --
When hell is other people --
A western mirror --
The long road to Rum --
On early modern travel.
Responsibility: Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam.
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An important study of travel accounts in Persian, dealing with India, Iran and Central Asia between 1400 and 1800. This book can be read for a better understanding of the nature of early modern  Read more...


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