Maya Burger and 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.