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Genres of prediction: astrology between Sanskrit and Hindi print in colonial north India

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Bringing together the histories of science, print, language and empire, this paper examines the circulation of jyotiḥśāstra, the Sanskrit astral sciences, in British India. By the late nineteenth century, jyotiṣa was a widely read and published genre of Sanskrit knowledge in print, appearing in a range of publishing formats in bilingual editions with Hindi translation. The paper reconstructs the social world and knowledge communities of astrology (phalit jyotiṣa) by studying the changing textuality and linguistic practices of Hindi readers, writers, publishers and translators in the burgeoning print culture of colonial north India.

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