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Description - The Mughals of India by Harbans Mukhia

The Mughals of India explores the grandest and longest lasting empire in Indian history. This innovative book examines the Mughal presence in India from 1526 to the mid-eighteenth century through four new entry points: the sources of the Mughal state's legitimacy: the evolution and meaning of court etiquette: the world of the imperial Mughal family: and, the interaction between folklore and court culture. Based upon a wide range of sources - court chronicles, official documents, poetry, paintings, travellers' accounts, bazaar gossip and folktales - the book takes account of both the tensions and harmonies within the court, the durability of the empire's structures, the transient moments of the Mughal's world and its lasting legacy in today's India.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631185550
ISBN-10: 0631185550
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 160mm x 21mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Harbans Mukhia

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.