Tag Archives: Persian and Sanskrit

Persian Prison Poetry

A review of The Political Aesthetic of the Medieval Persian Prison Poem, 1100-1200, by Rebecca Gould. Rebecca Gould’s dissertation traces the Persian prison poem (ḥabsiyyāt)…

Sacred Biography & the Making of Bengali Islam

A review of Sacred Biography, Translation and Conversion: The Nabivamsa of Saiyid Sultan and the Making of Bengali Islam, 1600-Present, by Ayesha A. Irani. Ayesha…