189 - Subcontinental Drift: Philosophy in Islamic India
Ideas spread to Mughal India from Iran, and prince Dārā Shikūh seeks to unite the wisdom of the Upanishads with the Koran.
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• A.Q. Ahmed, “Post-Classical Philosophical Commentaries/Glosses: Innovation in the Margins,” Oriens 41 (2013), 317-48.
• M. Mahfuz-ul-Haq (trans.), Majmaʿ-ul-Baḥrain or The Mingling of the Two Oceans by Prince Muḥammad Dārā Shikūh (Calcutta: 1929).
• I.A. Omar, “Delhi’s Debates on Ahl-i Kitāb: Dara Shikuh’s Islamization of the Upanishads,” in R.C. Taylor and I.A. Omar (eds), The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (Marquette: 2012), 89-109.
• S. Rizvi, “Mīr Dāmād in India: Islamic Philosophical Traditions and the Problem of Creation,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 131 (2011), 9-23.
• F. Robinson, The ʿUlama of the Farangi Mahall and Islamic Culture (New Delhi: 2001).
My thanks to Asad Ahmed and Jan-Peter Hartung for advice on this episode!