On the Road in Mughal India
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- What was life actually like for Asian and European travelers in Mughal (16th-19th century) India? Original travel narratives by Indians, other Asians, and Europeans described the everyday experience of travel from the perspective of the particular author, her/his natal culture, and the travel narrative genre. In addition to readings about the theory and praxis of travel writing, each student undertakes a substantial research project on a select traveler and her/his narrative.
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