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Poetry of kings : the classical Hindi literature of Mughal India

Author: Allison Busch
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Series: South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This study of the classical Hindi tradition brings the world of Mughal-era poetry and court culture alive for an English readership. Allison Busch draws on the perspectives of literary social and intellectual history to elucidate one of premodern India's most significant textual traditions.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Busch
ISBN: 9780199765928 0199765928
OCLC Number: 657080357
Description: xv, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Rili Literature and its Discontents --
Introducing Riti Literature in Brajbhasha --
What Happened to Riti Literature? --
The Persistence of Colonial-Period Paradigms --
Discomfort with Courtliness --
Organization of the Book --
Toward New Intellectual Formations of the Hindi Past --
1.Keshavdas of Orchha --
A Slow-Witted Hindi Poet --
Bhakti Literature in the Braj Mandal --
Here Come the Mughal Armies --
The Birth of Hindi Classicism --
The Courtly Vernacular --
Ramrajya and Rambhakti --
A New Kind of Politics --
Royal Affirmation --
The Wisdom of Old Age --
Keshavdas's Contact with the Mughal Court --
Conclusion --
2.The Aesthetic World of Riti Poetry --
Reading Riti Literature --
Some Basic Principles of Indian Alankarasastra --
Let Me Count the Ways --
Why so Much Ado about Typology? --
Riti Poets and Bhakti --
Braj Historiography --
Brajbhasha Register and Rhyme --
Political Satire Note continued: Vernacular Lawlessness in the Face of Modern Linguistic Regimes --
Conclusion --
3.Brajbhasha Intellectuals --
Vernacular Scholarship in Early Modern India --
The Paradox of Vernacular Newness --
"According to My Own Understanding" --
Suravani and Naravani --
Conclusion --
4.Riti Literature at the Mughal Court --
Mughal Period Hindi and its Archival Disarray --
Literary Choices in a Multilingual World --
Major Braj Poets Associated with Akbar and Jahangir --
The Patronage of Braj Poets under Shah Jahan --
Braj Poets during Aurangzeb's Reign and Beyond --
Conclusion --
5.Riti Literature in Greater Hindustan --
Rajput Literature and Royal Self-Fashioning --
Brajbhasha Literary Patronage at the Amber Court --
Jaswant Singh: Maharaja of Marwar and Riti Alankarika --
Riti Literary Practices at Bundi --
Riti Political Culture --
Who Sponsored Riti Poets First, the Mughals or the Rajputs? --
The Brajbhasha Kavikul Note continued: Literary Communities and the Reproduction of Tradition --
Conclusion --
6.The Fate of Riti Literature in Colonial India --
A New Order --
Riti Literature on the Eve of Colonialism --
Braj and Riti Traditions in Early Colonial India --
Riti Literature in Nineteenth-Century Indian Courts, 1800-1860 --
Riti Texts and the Transition to Print Culture --
Literary Reform and Early Experiments with Modernism --
The New Science of Literary History --
Mahavir Prasad Dvivedi, Hindi's "Renaissance," and the Repudiation of Brajbhasha --
Ramchandra Shukla and the Category of Riti Literature --
Bhakti Literature and Hindi's Salvageable Past --
The Legacy of Ramchandra Shukla --
Conclusion --
Conclusion: Remembering Things Past --
Reckoning Gains and Losses: Presentism in Hindi Studies --
Hindi's lost pasts --
Toward a New Literary, Intellectual, and Social History of Hindi Court Culture.
Series Title: South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Allison Busch.
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