Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts (English Medium) 11th

Write short notes Mughal literature - History

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Mughal literature

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  1. During the Mughal period excellent literature was created in Persian language.
  2. Babur himself knew Persian and Turkish languages. His autobiography known as 'Baburnama' is well known.
  3. Another important text is 'Tarikh-i-Rashidi' by Mirza Hyder written during the period of Humayun.
  4. Akbar got many Sanskrit texts translated in Persian which include 'Rajatarangini', 'Lilavati', 'Ramayana', 'Mahabharata', 'Harivamsh' and 'Panchatantra'. Abul Fazal wrote the famous 'Akbarnama' and 'Ain-i- Akbari'.
  5. Dara Shukoh, the son of Shahjahan, was a Sanskrit scholar. He translated text of several Upanishada texts in Persian language from Sanskrit.
  6. During the Mughal period, number of biographical, historical texts were written. Among them Khafi Khan's 'Tarikhi- Khafikhan' is well-known.
  7. During the Mughal period, a number of literary works of high quality were created in local north Indian dialects. To mention a few, 'Ramacharitamanas' written by Goswami Tulsidas, the compositions of Surdas and Meerabai, Padmavat composed by Malik Muhammad Jaysi, dohas of Saint Kabir.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 15 India during Mughal period
Exercises | Q Q.3 (2) | Page 116

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