Three Ways to be Alien: Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World

By: Sanjay Subrahmanyam

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This book looks at individual trajectories in an early modern global context. It draws on the lives and writings of a trio of marginal figures who were cast adrift from their traditional moorings into an unknown world. The subjects include v a “Persian” prince of Bijapur in Central India held hostage by the Portuguese at Goa v an English traveller and global schemer whose writings reveal a nimble understanding of realpolitik in the emerging world of the early seventeenth century v an insightful Venetian chronicler of the Mughal Empire in the later seventeenth century who drifted between jobs with the Mughals and various foreign entrepôts, observing all but remaining the eternal outsider In telling the fascinating story of floating identities in a changing world, Subrahmanyam injects humanity into global history and shows that biography still plays an important role in contemporary historiography. PRINTED PAGES: 248.

Title: Three Ways to be Alien: Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World

Author Name: Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

ISBN: 8178244780

ISBN 13: 9788178244785

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 900724

Keywords: Three Ways to be Alien: Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World Sanjay Subrahmanyam