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Polyvocal Hindustan: Literatures, Languages, and Publics


March 6, 2015
March 7, 2015
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Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

Conference co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, the Department of Religious Studies, the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and the Stanford Humanities Center. Free and open to the public.

The early modern period in India, roughly the 15th-18th centuries, witnessed an explosion of textual production in vernacular languages alongside the ongoing vibrancy of cosmopolitan traditions. These literary trends were accompanied by a wide range of changes concerning readership communities, circulation patterns, and social identities. This conference focuses on some of the major literary developments during this dynamic period and highlights fresh avenues of research for investigating relationships between linguistic traditions and reading communities.

For full conference program, click here.

Questions? Contact the conference organizer, Dr. Audrey Truschke.