This may be utterly juvenile, especially for those who contemplate the rhetoric of language and the politics of discourse, but whilst reading a Mughal historical source I came across this awesome sentence:
حضرت بزبان هندستانی فرمودند که ای گاندو، چرا اتکهٔ مارا کشتی؟
Silly I know, but I did not expect it to pop up. I guess whats good for the bazaars is good for the emperors.
Okay, enough lollygagging, back to writing a paper that has been due for quite a while, after which I have four papers to write on; (i) a late Mughal prosopography (ii) late Timurid court culture (iii) something on the Ottomans (most likely eunuchs at the court), and finally (iv) Zoroastrians in Mughal India.