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A European Experience of the Mughal Orient: The Ijaz-I Arsalani (Persian Letters, 1773-1779) of Antoine-Louis Henri Polier

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Publisher Comments:

The period following the death of Aurangzeb has usually been viewed from the perspective of the decline and subsequent decay of the Mughal empire. This study emphasizes that the period 1707-1748 saw the emergence of a new order with local and regional idioms, even though echoes from the

imperial period continued to be heard.

Synopsis:

This book offers a much-needed alternative perspective (coming from Persian sources) on European constructions of India. It throws significant light on Indo-Persian culture and on the complex interaction between Europeans and Indians in the eighteenth century.

About the Author

Muzaffar Alam is Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Seema Alavi is Professor, Department of History and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Notes on Transliteration

List of Mpas and Illustrations

Introduction--Polier and his Works

Eighteenth-Century India's Encounter with the West

Shopping in the Oriental Bazaar

The Eighteenth-Century Library of Social Categories

Casting the Mughal: The English and the European Way

A Note on Translation

Polier's Letters

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195691870
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Author:
Alavi, Seema
Author:
null, Seema
Author:
Alam, Muzaffar
Author:
Polier
Author:
null, Muzaffar
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
India History 18th century.
Subject:
History, World | India
Subject:
World History - India
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford India Collection
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 color plates
Pages:
438
Dimensions:
8.50x5.40x.80 in. 1.10 lbs.

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A European Experience of the Mughal Orient: The Ijaz-I Arsalani (Persian Letters, 1773-1779) of Antoine-Louis Henri Polier
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"Synopsis" by , This book offers a much-needed alternative perspective (coming from Persian sources) on European constructions of India. It throws significant light on Indo-Persian culture and on the complex interaction between Europeans and Indians in the eighteenth century.
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