The Newsletter 59 Spring 2012

Perso-Indica: a critical survey of Persian works on Indian learned traditions

Audrey Truschke

Indo-Islamic rulers often pursued their political claims precisely through gathering knowledge about Indian sciences and literatures. Perhaps the greatest legacy of these projects is a vast cache of Persian texts that examine numerous aspects of South Asia’s deep intellectual traditions. Perso-Indica aims to produce a comprehensive survey of these writings that will be the first major reference work of its kind and will advance our understanding of Indian cultural processes across languages and traditions.

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