State and Locality in Mughal India: Power Relations in Western India, C.1572-1730
Cambridge University Press, Nov 11, 2004 - History - 144 pages
The Mughal empire, one of the most powerful states in pre-British India with an impressive administrative structure and an aristocratic high culture, has long held a fascination for historians, resulting in a rich historiographical tradition on the subject. This books explores the Mughal State on the basis of extant local documents which have not been previously treated by historians to make the argument that the state was deeply entangled with the social forces. By examining the interaction between state and society, it greatly contributes to our understanding of medieval India.
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