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  • Introduction

    Shankar Nair

    Chapter from the book: Nair, S. 2020. Translating Wisdom: Hindu-Muslim Intellectual Interactions in Early Modern South Asia.


    This chapter lays out some of the disciplinary issues that intersect with Translating Wisdom. The study is situated within recent academic literature on Hindu-Muslim interactions, while also addressing some of the challenges associated with the trilingual scope of the project: although Sanskrit, Arabic, and Persian were the three truly trans-regional, pan-imperial languages of the Mughal realm, no prior English study has properly attempted to conceptualize the intersecting and simultaneous operation of these three language-bound intellectual cultures, which occupied the same space for centuries within South Asia’s borders. In light of the peculiar difficulties associated with this inquiry, this chapter formulates a method for attempting its research program.

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    Nair, S. 2020. Introduction. In: Nair, S, Translating Wisdom. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.87.a

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    Published on April 28, 2020