Indo-Muslim cultures in transition /
edited by Alka Patel, Karen Leonard.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
x, 279 p. : ill. (some col.)
9789004212091 (hardback : alk. paper)
More Details
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
9789004212091 (hardback : alk. paper)
general note
Papers originally presented at a conference held at the University of California, Irvine, also titled Indo-Muslim Cultures in Transition, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2008.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alka Patel, PhD (Harvard 2000), is Associate Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Irvine. Her publications explore Indian Ocean material history and twelfth-through sixteenth-century architecture in northern India. Her current interests include Ghurid (late: twelfth century) architecture, and a collaborative investigation of Hyderabad's merchant-bankers. Karen Isaksen Leonard, earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1969 and now chairs the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Irvine. She has published on the history of Hyderabad, India, and Hyderabadis abroad, South Asian: immigrants: to the United States, and Muslim Americans.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume explores Indo-Muslim cultures developing in South Asia from the 16th through 20th centuries, sharing central themes but showing significant contextual variations by time and place.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the history, art/architecture, literature and culture of South Asia of the sixteenth through twentieth centuries.
Long Description
The authors in this volume explore Indo-Muslim cultures developing in South Asia from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries, sharing central themes but showing significant contextual variations by time and place. They focus a much-needed analytical gaze on the rich layers of circulation and exchange of art, architecture, and literature within South Asia and testify to the interaction of Muslims and Islamic traditions with other people and traditions in India for centuries.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Representation of Social Groups in Mughal Art and Literature: Ethnography or Trope?p. 17
"Maid Killing a Snake" and "Dervish Receiving a Visitor": A Re-Examination of Bijapuri Masterpieces through the Lens of the Lucknow Copyp. 37
Literary Moments of Exchange in the 18th Century: The New Urdu Vogue Meets Krishna Bhaktip. 61
Darbars in Transition: The Many Facets of the Mughal Imperial Image after Shah Jahan As Seen in the ex-Binney Collection in the San Diego Museum of Artp. 87
From Miniatures to Monuments Picturing Shah Alam's Delhi (1771-1806)p. 111
Mercantile Architectural.Patronage in Hyderabad, Late 18th-19th Centuriesp. 139
Indo-Muslim Culture in Hyderabad: Old City Neighborhoods in the 19th Centuryp. 165
Interrogating "The East," "Culture," and "Loss," in Abdul Halim Sharar's Guzashta Lakhna'up. 189
Zaheer v Ali: Dissenting Views on the Early Years of the Progressive Movement in Urdu Literaturep. 205
Indexp. 219
Color Platesp. 221
Black and White Platesp. 252
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