PERSIAN LITERATURE OF MEDIEVAL KASHMIR (14TH – 16TH CENTURY)

G. R. Jan

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Abstract:The Iranian and Indian civilizations, two of the earliest and creative, have played vitaland dynamic role in the formation and shaping of the world history. Iranian influences inKashmir appeared strongly after the establishment of Sultanate (1320-1585) there, muchmore was the introduction of Persian language and its literature. During the course oftime it became so strong that it was the official language of the state till Urdu wasintroduced in the 19th century. Many luminaries worked hard to spread it and produced abody of literature that has left its marks on the life of the people there.

Keywords:Persian language, literature, Iran, Central Asia, Kashmir.


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