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	<em>Sharḥ:</em> Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on <em>Sa‘dī’s Gulistān</em>

Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘dī’s Gulistān

Prashant KESHAVMURTHY

11 mai 2018 | 11h - 13h

Salle A651, 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris

 

Dans le cadre de l'atelier thématique du CEIAS « Histoires de soi, histoires des autres : questions de traduction et d’historiographie »

 

Sa‘dī’s prosimetrum, The Rose Garden, completed in 1258 in Shiraz, was the paradigmatic formulation in Persianate societies from the Balkans to Bengal of a worldly ethics of cautious moderation in all dealings and the virtuous circulation of words, gifts and deeds. Central to character formation, The Rose Garden acquired numerous commentaries over the centuries. This talk will focus on three such commentaries from Mughal North India of the 18th-19th centuries. Through close readings of representative passages it will distinguish between two ways of reading Sa‘dī’s text that corresponded to two kinds of sociality respectively: a philological method that corresponded to a secular and egalitarian model of friendship; and an allegorical method that authorised itself by the Sufi hierarchical model of saintly friendship with God or wilāya.

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