Author: Irfan HabibPublisher: TulikaYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 252ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185229740
This volume originated in papers presented at a panel on the historical relationships between India and Iran, organized under the auspices of the Aligarh Historians Society at the 62nd session of the Indian History Congress, Bhopal, 2001.In the natural process of the development of national histories, there is the recurring danger that one’s grasp of the past could become so insular that many large movements which could not be restricted to modern territorial boundaries might escape proper attention. The essays in the present volume are an effort to explore how much the growth of civilizations in India and Iran owes to what each of these countries has received from the other, and to bring out how much of their history we will miss if we overlook the heritage they share.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSINTRODUCTIONA Shared Past IRFAN HABIBIndia-Iran Contacts in Prehistory M K DHAVALIKARGlimpses of Indo-Iranian Connections in Earliest Times R S SHARMAThe Rgveda and the Avesta: A Study of their Religious Trajectories K M SHRIMALIIndia, Greece and Iran: A Cultural Triangle U P ARORATechnological Exchanges between India and Iran in Ancient and Medieval Times ISHRAT ALAMThe Mughal Empire and the Iranian Diaspora of the Sixteenth Century IQTIDAR ALAM KHANIranian Ideological Influences at Akbar’s Court IQBAL HUSAINIranian Influence of Medieval Indian Architecture SYED ALI NADEEM REZAVIPersian and Mughal Painting: The Fundamental Relationship SOM PRAKASH VERMASharing the Asiatic Mode? India and Iran Shireen MoosviGlobal Networks of Exchange, the India Trade and the Mercantile Economy of Safavid Iran NAJAF HAIDERThe Message of Iqbal in Persian and Urdu Poetry V N DATTAReflections on Cultural Encounters: India and Iran MUSHIRUL HASANCONTRIBUTORSINDEX