Table of contents for Cultural history of medieval India / edited by Meenakshi Khanna.


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Inttoduction                                                 ix
SECTION 1: KINGSHIP AND COURT
MIXING THE CLASSIC WITH THE FOLK
A Kingdom of Clowns: Brahmins, Jesters, and Magicians         3
David Dean Shulman
Popular Jokes and Political History: The Case of Akbar,
Birbal and Mulla Do-Piyaza                                   24
C. M. Naim
SECTION 2: DEVOTIONALISM
Patikam Patuvar: Ritual Singing as a Means of Communication  47
in Early Medieval South India
R. Champakalakshmi
Popular Shi'ism                                              72
L R. L Cole
SECTION 3: PERCEIVING CULTURES
Images of Raiders and Rulers                                 101
Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
The Articulation of Islamic Space in the Medieval Deccan     126
Richard M. Eatoro
SECTION 4: NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES
Gender Politics and the Urdu Ghazal: Exploratory Observations  145
on Rekhta versus Rekhti
Carla Petievich
The Magic Doe: Desire and Narrafive in a Hindavi Sufi        173
Romance, circa 1503
Aditya Behl
SECTION 5: PAINTING AND MUSIC
SThe Hierarchical Principles of Shah-Jahani Painting         203
Ebba Koch
The Adab of Musicians                                        237
Brian Silver



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: India Civilization To 1200, India Civilization 1200-1765