After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth Century North India

By: Francesca Orsini and Samita Sheikh (eds)

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Timur invaded northern India in 1398 but returned to Samarkand a year later. In 1555 the Timurid emperor Humayun came back to India after being forced into exile in Persia and re-established Mughal rule in northern India. Between these two significant dates stretches an era largely consigned to oblivion—the 'long' fifteenth century. The Mughal dynasty has long occupied a pre-eminent position in research on Indian history. It has also been credited with ushering in a radically new age of innovation in art, literature, and statecraft. But what of the period before the Mughals? With the empire-centred study of history privileging periods of political centralization, the multi-centred fifteenth century has remained relatively unexplored and undervalued. After Timur Left presents a path-breaking interdisciplinary set of writings on the politics, languages, religions, literatures, and arts of the fifteenth century. Together they reveal it to be a period of considerable political and social mobility, of cultural connectivity and consolidation, of innovation in literature and language choices, and of new forms of religious organization and expression Printed Pages: 512.

Title: After Timur Left: Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth Century North India

Author Name: Francesca Orsini and Samita Sheikh (eds)

Categories: History, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2014

ISBN: 0199450668

ISBN 13: 9780199450664

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 038928

Keywords: Timur Turk India