Webinar Series Secrecy and Knowledge: Social and Cultural Responses to Secrecy
As part of the Literary Knowledge, 1890-1950: Modernisms and the Sciences in Europe project within the University of Leuven’s
Secrecy and knowledge: social and cultural responses to secrecy
Audrey Truschke. Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 384 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17362-9.
Reviewed by Supriya Gandhi (Yale University) Published on H-Asia (December, 2017) Commissioned by Sumit Guha
How can we know the unknowable? How do people respond to the secrecy of hegemonic forces? What knowledge do actions of counter-secrecy, such as gossip, rumours, implied suggestions, give rise to, and in what ways and between whom does such knowledge spread?