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dc.contributor.authorvan der Haven, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-16T10:22:48Z
dc.date.available2024-01-16T10:22:48Z
dc.date.created2023-10-30T08:57:52Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.issn2077-1444
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3111764
dc.description.abstractThis essay places the Washington Library of Congress Heb. Ms 183, a Hebrew Qur’an translation from eighteenth-century Cochin, in its South Indian context. After pointing out important general differences between early modern European and South Asian inter-religious cultures and attitudes to translation, this essay analyzes three salient differences between Ms 183 and its Dutch source. Then, the essay scrutinizes three relevant and interrelated contexts: the eighteenth-century Indian diplomatic culture of owning and exchanging scriptural translations; the social position of Muslims and Jews as ‘guests’ and diplomatic brokers; and the rise of Muslim military power in Malabar. On this basis, I argue that this Hebrew Qur’an translation was intended to be cultural–diplomatic capital for Jewish diplomats dealing with Muslim rulers, indicating that not only rulers translated the scriptures of their subjects but also subjects those of their rulers. In addition, by showing how the Mysorean rulers implemented Islamic reforms and how Jewish practices were attuned to majoritarian religious practices, the essay suggests that Ms 183 was also meant to serve Jewish religious purposes, making this manuscript possibly a rare instance of using non-Jewish religious scriptures for Jewish religious practice.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no*
dc.titleA Jewish Qur’an: An Eighteenth-Century Hebrew Qur’an Translation in its Indian Contexten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.articlenumber1368en_US
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextoriginal
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/rel14111368
dc.identifier.cristin2189736
dc.source.journalReligionsen_US
dc.identifier.citationReligions. 2023, 14 (11), 1368.en_US
dc.source.volume14en_US
dc.source.issue11en_US


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