Project

In the Guise of Eulogy: ambivalence and satire in Sanskrit and vernacular historical epics of the Chauhan kings

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
historical epics satire eroticism Sanskrit and vernacular literary culture Delhi Sultanate Chauhan kings poetic ambivalence
 
Project description

This project explores the role of satire and its contrast with the rhetoric of eulogy in historical epic poetry of two famous Hindu kings and their struggle against the expanding Delhi Sultanate. It aims to give new insight into the perception of the political transition of that time and the concomitant changes in North India’s literary culture.