Contested History: Brahmanical Memories of Relations with the Mughals

  title={Contested History: Brahmanical Memories of Relations with the Mughals},
  author={A. Truschke},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  • A. Truschke
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
Brahman Sanskrit intellectuals enjoyed a century of relations with the Mughal elite. Nonetheless, such cross-cultural connections feature only sporadically in Persian chronicles, and Brahmans rarely elaborated on their imperial links in Sanskrit texts. In this essay I analyze a major exception to the Brahmanical silence on their Mughal connections, the Kavīndracandrodaya (“Moonrise of Kavīndra”). More than seventy Brahmans penned the poetry and prose of this Sanskrit work that celebrates Kav… Expand
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