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Facinating study in the cosmopolitan cultural landscape of the Mughals
8 August 2019
The book is very detailed and nuanced to make a reader aware about how a truly imperial and cosmopolitan culture the Mughals had created in which multi lingual interactions were not just present but carefully encouraged. The Mughals by this cosmopolitan environment in which Braj Bhasha and Sanskrit were patronised, wanted to fashion themselves as legitimate sovereigns of Hindustan. The book painstakingly compiles little minute details of interactions between Sanskrit literati (both brahmanas and jains) with Mughal imperial and sub imperial courts.
A must read for the polarising times we live in!