Presentation and Representation of Lahore in Early Modern English Writings
Keywords:Lahore, Early Modern English, Renaissance, Global Renaissance, Presentation of Lahore, Representation of Lahore
This short research focuses on Lahore as presented and represented in early English modern writing through a new historicist perspective of the global renaissance. The research unravels the area, setting limitations and briefly reviewing the renaissance, early modern period, and global renaissance to set restrictions around the idea of Lahore as a holistic phenomenon of interest during the early modern period and shows the nomenclature evolution of Lahore to pinpoint the presentation of Lahore. The research, then, analyzes some significant first-hand accounts mentioning Lahore as an entity of interest and then explains its significance in the light of the global renaissance to see how they appear in literary texts and secondary sources. A short analysis of literary texts has been given in the light of the first-hand sources to see that Lahore emerges not only as an idea but also as an entity evoking imperialistic designs of European imperialism, yet the research falls short of presenting an exhaustive analysis of all existing sources.