Thomas de Bruijn, Ph.D. (1996), University of Leiden, is an independent scholar. He was affiliated fellow at IIAS, Leiden and guest lecturer at INALCO, Paris. He regularly publishes on modern and premodern Indian literature. His publications include the book Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History in Padmāvat by the South Asian Sufi Poet Muḥammad Jāyasī (Leiden University Press, 2012).
Allison Busch, Ph.D. (2003), University of Chicago, is Associate Professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University in New York. She is a specialist in courtly traditions and the author of Poetry of Kings (Oxford University Press, 2011) as well as numerous articles on the literary and intellectual history of North India.
South Asianists, students, scholars and teachers in literature, history and religion of early modern India. Students and scholars of exchange and hybridity in early modern literature, religion and culture.
'The essays here invite us to see early modern India as a world in motion. This volume will be most accessible to advanced students; but the thrust of the volume’s argument is one that should be incorporated into even the most elementary of courses of South Asian literature, culture, and religion.'
John E. Cort, Denison University, Religious Studies Review 42/3 (2016)
Table of contents
List of Contributors
Introduction - Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch
Persian as a Passe-Partout: the Case of Mīrzā ‘Abd al-Qader Bīdil and his Hindu Disciples - Stefano Pellò
Pirates, Poets, and Merchants: Bengali Language and Literature in Seventeenth-Century Mrauk-U - Thibaut d'Hubert
The Court of ʿAbd-ur-Raḥīm Khān-i Khānān as a Bridge between Iranian and Indian Cultural Traditions - Corinne Lefèvre
Mirabai at the Court of Guru Gobind Singh - John Stratton Hawley and Gurinder Singh Mann
Shifting Semantics in Early Modern North Indian Poetry: Circulation of Culture and Meaning - Thomas de Bruijn
The Gopīs of the Jñāndev Gāthā - Catharina Kiehnle
Poetry in Motion: Literary Circulation in Mughal India - Allison Busch
“Krishna is the Truth of Man”: Mir ‘Abdul Wahid Bilgrami’s Haqā’iq-i Hindī (Indian Truths) and the Circulation of Dhrupad and Bishnupad - Francesca Orsini
Culture in Circulation in Eighteenth-Century North India: Urdu Poetry by a Rajput Krishna Devotee - Heidi Pauwels
A Braj Poet in Colonial Times - Robert van de Walle