The Syncretic Culture of Hindustan
Type
book section
Year
2015

India is often perceived by the general public as an ancient civilization steeped in age-old tradition resistant to outside influence. History shows the very opposite to have been true throughout the ages. The remarkable aptitude of India at integrating loans and recasting them on its own terms into thoroughly new creations may owe something to the historical process that led to the make-up of its population: the slow penetration, spread over centuries, of Indo-European speakers arriving amid populations ethnically and linguistically unrelated to them.


Source

From The Mughal Period: A Pluralist Society in Heritage of the Mughal World (Philip Jodidio, editor)

Citation
Melikian-Chirvani, Assadullah Souren. "The Syncretic Culture of Hindustan". In Heritage of the Mughal World, edited by Philip Jodidio, 43-65. Munich: Prestel, 2015.


Parent Publications
Authorities
Copyright
Prestel and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Country
Afghanistan
India
Pakistan
Language
English
Keywords
Islamic architecture
Islamic art