The Mughal Empire

Author: John F. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566032

Category: History

Page: 320

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This traces the history of the Mughal empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. It stresses the quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their innovation in land revenue, military organization, and the relationship between the emperors and I
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Architecture of Mughal India

Author: CATHERINE ASHER,Catherine Ella Blanshard Asher,Catherine Blanshard Asher,Catherine B. Asher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521267281

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Traces the development and spread of architecture under the Mughal emperors who ruled the Indian subcontinent from the early-16th to the mid-19th centuries. The book considers the entire scope of architecture built under the auspices of the imperial Mughals and their subjects.
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The New Cambridge History of India

Vijayanagara

Author: Burton Stein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266932

Category: History

Page: 156

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Stein addresses the central question of the extent to which Vijayanagara, as a medieval Hindu kingdom can be viewed.
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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 246

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This volume provides a synthesis of some of the most important themes to emerge from the recent proliferation of specialized scholarship on the period of India's transition to colonialism and seeks to reassess the role of Indians in the politics and economics of early colonialism. It discusses new views of the "decline of the Mughals" and the role of the Indian capitalists in the expansion of the English East India Company's trade and urban settlements. It considers the reasons for the inability of indigenous states to withstand the British, but also highlights the relative failure of the Company to transform India into a quiescent and profitable colony. Finally it deals with changes in India's ecology, social organization, and ideologies in the early nineteenth century, and the nature of Indian resistance to colonialism, including the Rebellion of 1857.
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The Sikhs of the Punjab

Author: J. S. Grewal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521637640

Category: History

Page: 277

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In a revised edition of his original book, J. S. Grewal brings the history of the Sikhs from its beginnings in the time of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, right up to the present day. Against the background of the history of the Punjab, the volume surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the region until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of regional articulation. Subsequent chapters explore the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak, the development of his ideas by his successors and the growth of his following. The book offers a comprehensive statement on one of the largest and most important communities in India today.
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The New Cambridge History of Islam: Volume 3, The Eastern Islamic World, Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries

Author: David O. Morgan,Anthony Reid

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316184366

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This volume traces the second great expansion of the Islamic world eastwards from the eleventh century to the eighteenth. As the faith crossed cultural boundaries, the trader and the mystic became as important as the soldier and the administrator. Distinctive Islamic idioms began to emerge from other great linguistic traditions apart from Arabic, especially in Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Swahili, Malay and Chinese. The Islamic world transformed and absorbed new influences. As the essays in this collection demonstrate, three major features distinguish the time and place from both earlier and modern experiences of Islam. Firstly, the steppe tribal peoples of central Asia had a decisive impact on the Islamic lands. Secondly, Islam expanded along the trade routes of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. Thirdly, Islam interacted with Asian spirituality, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shamanism. It was during this period that Islam became a truly world religion.
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Ideologies of the Raj

Author: Thomas R. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589376

Category: History

Page: 244

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Thomas Metcalf's fascinating study examines the ways the British sought to legitimate their rule over India.He demonstrates that the principles the British devised incorporated contradictory visions of India, yet together they made the authority of the Raj lawful. Students of modern India and the British Empire will find this book relevant and accessible. 'The research of half a lifetime informs every page he writes - and he writes well. Ideologies of the Raj is consistently clear and flutent', Clive Dewey, The Times Literary Supplement.
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The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

Author: Professor John Marriott,Professor Philippa Levine

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409483266

Category: History

Page: 758

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Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial history dating approximately from the early sixteenth century to the present. Such a periodization enables the volume to include the European experience of imperial expansion and settlement, important historical experiences outside the west such as those of Russia, Japan and China, the collapse of European empires attendant on decolonization in the post World War II period, and the contemporary example of North America. The companion is divided into three sections, 'Times', 'Spaces' and 'Themes' which allows chronological, geographical and thematical approaches to be successfully combined. In so doing this volume provides a unique research tool that will be invaluable to all students and scholars interested in the history of empires, imperialism and colonialism in the post-classical world.
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Modern South Asia

History, Culture, Political Economy

Author: Professor of History and Diplomacy and Director of the Center of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies Sugata Bose,Sugata Bose,Associate Professor History Ayesha Jalal,Ayesha Jalal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134397151

Category: History

Page: 272

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The South Asian subcontinent is home to nearly a billion people and has been the site of fierce historical contestation. It is a panoply of languages and religions with a rich and complex history and culture. Drawing on the newest and most sophisticated historical research and scholarship in the field, Modern South Asia is written in an accessible style for all those with an intellectual curiosity about the region. After sketching the pre-modern history of the subcontinent, the book concentrates on the last three centuries from c.1700 to the present. Jointly written by two leading Indian and Pakistani historians, it offers a rare depth of historical understanding of the politics, cultures and economies that shape the lives of more than a fifth of humanity. In this comprehensive study, the authors debate and challenge the striking developments in contemporary South Asian history and historical writing. The book provides new insights into the structure and ideology of the British raj, the meaning of subaltern resistance, the refashioning of social relations along lines of caste, class, community and gender, the different strands of anti-colonial nationalism and the dynamics of decolonization. This book is a work of synthesis and interpretation covering the entire spectrum of modern South Asian history - social, economic and political. The authors offer an understanding of this startegically and economically vital part of the world.
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