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Krishna's Neglected Responsibilties: Religious devotion and social critique in eighteenth-century North India

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This article examines the literary strategies employed by a devotional poet who wrote about recent events in the eighteenth century, in order to shed light on contemporary notions of social responsibility. Taking the poetic treatment of Ahmad Shah Abdali's invasion of North India and the sacking of Vrindavan in 1757 as its primary focus, the article will discuss how political and theological understandings of lordship converged at a popular level, such that a deity could be called to account ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0026749X14000444

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Volume:
50
Publication date:
2015-07-07
Acceptance date:
2014-01-22
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ISSN:
1469-8099
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pubs:638295
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uri:bc588d9e-9eff-44f0-91a7-dd10c7c6b10c
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bc588d9e-9eff-44f0-91a7-dd10c7c6b10c
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pubs:638295
Paper number:
5

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