The Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History in Padmavat by the South Asian Sufi Poet Muhammad Jayasi

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The Ruby in the Dust: Poetry and History in Padmavat by the South Asian Sufi Poet Muhammad Jayasi

Format:  Paperback,

371 pages

Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

Publish Date: Aug 2013

ISBN-13: 9789087281120

ISBN-10: 9087281129

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The epic poem "Padmavat," written in 1540 by the Indian Muslim poet Muhammad Jayasi, has often been read through the lens of contemporary Hindu and Muslim identity. But Thomas de Bruijn rejects the projection of modern notions of national and religious culture onto the poem, and instead looks to Jayasi's own time to find insight into the work. "The Ruby in the Dust" carefully analyzes the images and metaphors within the poem and links them to historical discourses on religion and politics. An important rereading of Jayasi's seminal work, this book provides not only a meticulous literary study of "Padmavat," but also a powerful look at the cultural climate of early modern Islam in India.

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Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Publish Date: Aug 2013
ISBN-13: 9789087281120
ISBN-10: 9087281129
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 371
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75

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The epic poem Padmvat, written in 1540 by the Indian Muslim poet Muhammad Jyas, has often been read through the lens of contemporary Hindu and Muslim identity. But Thomas de Bruijn rejects the projection of modern notions of national and religious culture onto the poem, and instead looks to Jyas's own time to find insight into the work. The Ruby in the Dust carefully analyzes the images and metaphors within the poem and links them to historical discourses on religion and politics. An important rereading of Jyas's seminal work, this book provides not only a meticulous literary study of Padmvat, but also a powerful look at the cultural climate of early modern Islam in India.

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