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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In Architecture of Mughal India Catherine Asher presents the first comprehensive study of Mughal architectural achievements. The work is lavishly illustrated and will be widely read by students and specialists of South Asian history and architecture as well as by anyone interested in the magnificent buildings of the Mughal empire.
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The New Cambridge History of India

Vijayanagara

Author: Burton Stein,Formerly Professor of History School of Oriental and African Studies 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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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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Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire

Author: C. A. Bayly,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386500

Category: History

Page: 230

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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 Mughal Empire

Author: John F. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780511584060

Category: History

Page: 339

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The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states in the premodern world and this volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. Richards stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovations in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. He also analyzes institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world.
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The Marathas 1600-1818

Author: Stewart Gordon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521033169

Category: History

Page: 220

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In this book, Dr. Stewart Gordon presents the first comprehensive history of the Maratha polity, which was an important regional kingdom in the seventeenth century and the largest political entity of eighteenth century India. He focuses on the origins of the elite families, problems of legitimacy and loyalty, military organization and change, and the development of administration, tax collection and religious patronage. Through the use of a vast array of documents, the author also gives a picture of everyday life in the Maratha polity.
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Mughal and Rajput Painting

Author: Milo Cleveland Beach,Beach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521400275

Category: Art

Page: 252

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The Mughals - descendants of Timur and Genghiz Khan with strong cultural ties to the Persian world - seized political power in north India in 1526 and became the most important artistically active Muslim dynasty on the subcontinent. In this richly illustrated book, Dr Milo Beach shows how, between 1555 and 1630 in particular, Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian context.
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