The Pursuit of Persian: Language in Mughal Politics

  title={The Pursuit of Persian: Language in Mughal Politics},
  author={Muzaffar Alam},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={317 - 349}
The Mughal literary culture has been noted for its notable achievements in poetry and a wide range of prose writings in Persian. In terms of profusion and variety of themes this literary output was also perhaps incomparable. The court's patronage has rightly been suggested as an important reason for this. This patronage, however, was not consistent throughout; much of the detail of its detour thus requires a closer scrutiny. The phenomenal rise of the language defies explanation in the first… 

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