Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Teoman Kenn Küçük

University of Naples Federico II
Teoman Kenn Küçük
Turkish History and Culture in India: Identity, Art, and Transregional Connections
May 17, 2022
Turkish History and Culture in India can be understood as having erred on the side of global history, rather than choosing a very definite range of research to which more definite answers can be found, as the chapters represent a wide array of topics and approaches. This gives rise to a book that bears more questions than answers–but this is by no means a bad thing. The field overall is understudied, and it is particularly in these global connections that this neglect is most striking. By gambling on big rather than small, the authors have produced a valuable collection of scholarship that promises leads and new questions to inspire a broad range of readers, whether their interests be Turkish identity, the Islamicate world, Indian history, cultural syncretism, or any of the other myriad entryways opened here.

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