Setting the record wrong: a Sanskrit vision of Mughal conquests

  title={Setting the record wrong: a Sanskrit vision of Mughal conquests},
  author={Audrey Angeline Truschke},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  pages={373 - 396}
  • A. Truschke
  • Published 20 June 2012
  • History
  • South Asian History and Culture
In 1589, Padmasāgara wrote the first Sanskrit account of the Mughal rise to power within a short poem titled Jagadgurukāvya (Poem on the Teacher of the World). The work primarily eulogizes the life of a Jain religious leader named Hīravijaya, but Padmasāgara devotes one-third of the text to detailing the military exploits of Humayun and Akbar. Moreover, Padmasāgara departs significantly from known Indo-Persian historiography and imagines a startlingly innovative storyline for the early days of… 

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