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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.

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    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

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