Journals Higher Education



07 October 2011

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199765928

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Poetry of Kings

The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Allison Busch

South Asia Research

  • First book about Hindi's classical courtly style to be published outside of India
  • Draws on Brajbhasha (classical Hindi) manuscripts and commentaries that have never been published or discussed before
  • Focuses on Muslim writers and patrons of classical Hindi and argues for their centrality to Hindi's courtly traditions, positing a new, post-nationalist approach to Hindi literary history