South meets North: Banaras from the perspective of Appayya Dīkṣita

@article{Bronner2015SouthMN,
  title={South meets North: Banaras from the perspective of Appayya Dīkṣita},
  author={Yigal Bronner},
  journal={South Asian History and Culture},
  year={2015},
  volume={6},
  pages={10 - 31}
}
  • Yigal Bronner
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Art, History
  • South Asian History and Culture
During the last decades of the sixteenth century, Banaras began to assert itself as a powerful intellectual centre of a magnitude never seen before in South Asia. Scholars working in all disciplines and from every part of the subcontinent were drawn to this city, where they not only produced voluminous innovative scholarship but also created a deliberative body of scholars and jurists that began to assume all-India responsibilities. By the best estimates, the second half of the sixteenth… 
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