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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 289–292.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Manan Ahmed Asif Abstract In situating the questions of how languages shape the ideas of history, history writing, and self-identification of community, the importance of colonialism is key. Allison Busch's scholarship framed an important intervention in our collective approach to the early-modern...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1. Allison Busch (1969–2019) was associate professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. https://allison-busch.github.io . More
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 325–333.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Cynthia Talbot Abstract In tribute to Allison Busch, who did so much to restore the reputation of vernacular literature not just as poetry but also as history, Talbot offers an account of an obscure Rajput warrior from Bikaner who decided it would be better to die. In asking why Ramsingh...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 381–387.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit Abstract Allison Busch's seminal work on the classical Hindi literature of Mughal India demonstrated how the composition of works of poetic theory ( ritigranth s) became a defining literary enterprise of vernacular court poets in the Mughal-Rajput milieu. Though firmly based...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 356–361.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Sohini Sarah Pillai Abstract Inspired by Allison Busch's pioneering scholarship on Bhasha (Old Hindi) literature associated with the Mughal court, this article explores the manuscript history of a seventeenth-century Bhasha text that repeatedly praises the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658–1707...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 370–380.
Published: 01 August 2022
...William R. Pinch Abstract In this essay William R. Pinch probes whether and how we might understand early Hindi poetry as a form of history, a theme that Allison Busch explored in a series of essays. His focus is on two late eighteenth-century poems that Allison, Dalpat Rajpurohit, and Pinch...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 334–340.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Christine Marrewa-Karwoski Abstract Scholars of the Hindavi Nath sampraday have placed particular importance on the two largest and most comprehensive works attributed to Guru Gorakhnath: the Sabadi and the Pada . Engaging with Allison Busch's research, this essay investigates the significance...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 287.
Published: 01 August 2022
... Choudhury's exploration of the colonial state's taxonomy of Indian “jihadis.” The August 2022 issue opens with “Circuits of Culture in Early Modern South Asia: A Festschrift in Memory of Allison Busch.” A dear colleague and teacher, Allison Busch (1969–2019) was associate professor of Hindi literature...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Molly Emma Aitken; Allison Busch Abstract This essay explores a single illustrated manuscript of Maulana Daud's Sufi narrative the Cāndāyana from the Rylands Library, Manchester, to help make sense of how Sufi poets and the sultanate-period painters who illustrated their verses realized...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 45–59.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Allison Busch The Anxiety of Innovation: The Practice of Literary Science in the Hindi/Riti Tradition Kesavdas has described the various gestures of Radha and her lover according to his...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 341–347.
Published: 01 August 2022
... is in Bikaner today. 13 We have no evidence that Siddhicandra intended his work to be read by Mughal elites who, generally, did not know Sanskrit. In this sense, the Bhanucandraganicarita is similar to Rajput Hindi works, such as Amrit Rai's Mancarit ( Biography of Man Singh , 1585), which Allison Busch...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 362–369.
Published: 01 August 2022
... are written in Brajbhasha. As Allison Busch's work has beautifully shown, Brajbhasha is an early modern vernacular language that came to occupy a prominent place in religious and courtly circles in early modern north India at a time when Persian was a dominant court language and a range of vernaculars were...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): np.
Published: 01 August 2004
.... She is currently completing a book manuscript on commemoration of Luther and Lutheran memory, 1546-1580. Allison Busch is assistant professor of Hindi-Urdu language and literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a PhD in South Asian Languages...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 404–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Finally, we end with another note on loss, and one that is particular to the journal. CSSAAME mourns the loss of Professor Allison Busch, associate professor of Hindi literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University and a contributing...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 348–355.
Published: 01 August 2022
... and Antiquarian Studies , 1962 . Bhuyan S. K. Tripura Buranji . Guwahati, India : Department of Historical and Antiquarian Studies , 1962 . Bhuyan S. K. Tungkhungia Buranji . Guwahati, India : Department of Historical and Antiquarian Studies , 1968 . Busch Allison . Poetry...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of many if not basic to Pollock’s model can be seen in the case of most regional literatures in South Asia, popular Hindi. In a recent article, Allison Busch explores religious movements were not a significant force in the complex and manifold origins of Hindi litera...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (2): 19–21.
Published: 01 August 2004
... the comparative religion indus- period as an object of study. One salient example, noted try, in the United States at least, continues to claim ever- by Allison Busch in the essay included in this volume, is larger market share in the academy, it is almost impossi- the disdain with which the remarkable...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 549–569.
Published: 01 December 2017
... : Franz Steiner Verlag , 1993 . Browne Edward G. “ The Persian Manuscripts of the Late Sir Albert Houtum-Schindler, K.C.I.E .” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland 49 , no. 4 ( 1917 ): 657 – 94 . Bruijn Thomas de Busch Allison “ Introduction...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 96–110.
Published: 01 May 2019
... .” In Cultural Translation in Early Modern Europe , edited by Burke P. and Hsia R. P. , 7 – 38 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2007 . Busch Allison . Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India . New York : Oxford University Press , 2011...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (1): 122–127.
Published: 01 May 2018
... University Press , 2003 . Bronner Yigal . Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration . New York : Columbia University Press , 2010 . Bruijn Thomas de Busch Allison , eds. Culture and Circulation: Literature in Motion in Early Modern India . Leiden...