"Allison Busch's well-crafted monograph explores a critical moment in both the literary culture of Hindi and the cultural history of early modern north India...This superb study marks a major achievement in our understanding of both Indian history and literature in the early modern era." --American Historical Review
"This book changes how we understand the literary culture of Mughal India and should therefore also change how teachers of South Asian religion present the Brajbhasha bhakti literature."--Religious Studies Review
About the Author
is Associate Professor of Hindi and Indian literature at Columbia University, New York. Her research centers on early modern Hindi literature and intellectual history, with a special interest in courtly India. She has published numerous articles on the literary and historical traditions of Hindi writers from the Mughal period.