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Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Muzaffar Alam


Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the Kaveri basin in the south. The Mughals constructed a sophisticated, complex system of government that facilitated an era of profound artistic and architectural achievement. They promoted the place of Persian culture in Indian society and set the groundwork for South Asia's future development. This book presents nine chapters on the Mughal Empire, framed by an introductory reflection. Making c ... More

Keywords: Mughal Empire, Indo-Islamic dynasty, Persian culture, Indian society, Mughal history, Mughal rule, early modern South Asia, early modern empires

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158114
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, author

Muzaffar Alam, author