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The Mughals of India

ISBN: 978-0-631-18555-0
224 pages
October 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This innovative book explores of the grandest and longest lasting empire in Indian history.

  • Examines the history of the Mughal presence in India from 1526 to the mid-eighteenth century
  • Creates a new framework for understanding the Mughal empire by addressing themes that have not been explored before.
  • Subtly traces the legacy of the Mughals’ world in today’s India.
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Acknowledgements.

Chronology of Emperors.

Introduction.

1 For Conquest and Governance: Legitimacy, Religion, and Political Culture.

2 Etiquette and Empire.

3 The World of the Mughal Family.

4 Folklore and Mughal Court Culture.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index

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Harbans Mukhia was Professor of Medieval History and Rector at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. His previous publications include Historians and Historiography During the Reign of Akbar (1976), Perspectives on Medieval History (1993), The Feudalism Debate (editor, 1999), Feudalism and Non-European Societies, (co-editor, with T. J. Byres, 1985), French Studies in History (co-editor, with Maurice Aymard, vol. 1, 1988, vol. 2, 1990), and Religion, Religiosity and Communalism (co-editor with Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, 1996). He is the founding editor of The Medieval History Journal.
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  • Examines the history of the Mughal presence in India from 1526 to the mid-eighteenth century
  • Creates a new framework for understanding the Mughal empire by addressing themes that have not been explored before.
  • Subtly traces the legacy of the Mughals’ world in today’s India.
See More
"It is clear that Mukhia's exposition of the Mughal Empire is on a plane totally different from any other made so far. It is indisputably innovative in its design.... It is an exciting exploration that he has undertaken." Professor Irfan Habib, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India <!--end-->

"A rare blend of deep and convincing research with elegant literary style ... a useful and pleasant reading for both the scholars and general public." Vostok

"This book offers an entertaining, readable, and concise conceptual analysis of courtly life in the Mughal era. Even experts on Mughal India will learn from Mukia's penetrating insights and find a great deal to interest them in his lively descriptions of court life." South Asia News

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