Early Modern India
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Burger, Maya and Cattoni, Nadia (Eds.): Early Modern India: Literatures and Images, Texts and Languages, Heidelberg ; Berlin: CrossAsia-eBooks, 2019. https://doi.org/10.11588/xabooks.387

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Maya Burger , Nadia Cattoni (Eds.)

Early Modern India

Literatures and Images, Texts and Languages

This book presents recent scholarly research on one of the most important literary and historical periods of the Early Modern era from a wide range of approaches and perspectives. It contains a selection of contributions presented at the 12th International Conference on Early Modern Literatures of North India which provide fresh and new material as well as innovative methods to approach it.
The organizing principle of the volume lies in its exploration of the links between a multiplicity of languages (Indian vernaculars, Persian, Sanskrit), of media (texts, paintings, images) and of traditions (Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Muslim). The role of the Persian language and the importance of the translations from Sanskrit into Persian are discussed in light of the translational turn. The relations between various yogic traditions, especially of Nath origin, from Kabir and other sampradayas, are reconsidered.

Maya Burger is Professor of Indian Studies at the Department of Civilization and Languages of South Asia in the Faculty of Arts (Lausanne). Her main areas of research are early modern Hindi literature, the history of yoga and the relations between India and Europe.

Nadia Cattoni is a SNF Postdoctoral Fellow in the DSAAM at University Ca'Foscari of Venice. She received her PhD from the University of Lausanne in 2016 for a thesis on the rīti poet Dev. Her research areas are Sanskrit and Hindi literature, with a focus on courtly poetry, erotics, aesthetics and women's writing.

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Contents
Acknowledgements
Note on Transliteration
List of Tables
List of Figures
Maya Burger, Nadia Cattoni
General Introduction
PART I: LITERATURE AND VISUALITY
Nadia Cattoni
How to Think Pictures, How to Visualize Texts?
John S. Hawley
When Blindness Makes for Sight
Heidi Pauwels
Reading Pictures
Towards a Synoptic Reading Combining Textual and Art Historical Approaches
Raman Sinha
Iconography of Tulsīdās
PART II: PERSIAN ENCOUNTERS
Allison Busch
Reflections on Culture and Circulation in Early Modern India
Arthur Dudney
Persian-Language Education in Mughal India from Qaṣbah to Capital
Marc Tiefenauer
Upanikhat-i Garbha
A Mughal Translation into Persian of a Small Sanskrit Treatise on Embryology
PART III: AROUND NĀTHS AND SANTS
Maya Burger
On the Nāth and Sant Traditions
Transmission, Yoga and Translationality
Imre Bangha
Shifts in Kabīr Contexts and Texts from Mughal to Modern Times
Minyu Zhang
The Making of Kabīr's Rasa
A Case Study of North Indian Bhakti Intellectual History
Galina Rousseva-Sokolova
Female Voices and Gender Construction in North Indian Sant Poetry
Susanne Kempe-Weber
The Sabadavāṇī and its Relation to the Gorakhabāṇī
Establishing Jāmbhojī as the Supreme Yogi
Monika Horstmann
Nāthyoga in the Dādūpanth
The Ādibodhasiddhāntagranthayogaśāstra Attributed to Mohan Mevāṛau
Daniel Gold
To Go to Vrindavan–or Not
Refashioning Sant Tradition in the Eighteenth Century
PART IV: JAINA AUTHORITATIVE FIGURES
John E. Cort
'No one gives like the guru'
Devotion to the True Guru in Digambara Hindi Literature
Tillo Detige
'Guṇa kahūṃ śrī guru'
Bhaṭṭāraka Gītas and the Early Modern Digambara Jaina Saṅgha
PART V: QUESTIONS OF METRICS AND LOCAL LITERATURES
Hiroko Nagasaki
The Metrical Style of Tulsīdās
Anne Murphy
Punjabi in the (Late) Vernacular Millennium
About the Editors and Contributors