The Mughal Empire, Part 1, Volume 5

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Cambridge University Press, 1993 - History - 320 pages
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states known in pre-modern world history. It was founded in the early 1500s and by the end of the following century the Mughal emperor ruled almost the entire Indian subcontinent with a population of between 100 and 150 millions. As well as military success, the Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, etiquette, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial court fused together to create a distinctive aristocratic high culture. In this volume, Professor John Richards traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. He stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovation in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change, and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. Professor Richards also analyzes institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world. The Mughal Empire offers a concise and up-to-date synthesis of this spectacular period in the history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It will be widely read by students and specialists of South Asian history and civilization and will be of interest to travellers wishing to know more about the background to the great Mughal monuments.
 

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Review should be based on facts and history not on the basis of propaganda mechanisms of fascists regime.
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Those who review it inappropriate Please go and read history and not folklore.

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All information provided here was totally false and inappropriate, dharmaveer sambhaji maharaj totally against the torture of civillians, he was greatest king of period.
He follows the path of shivaji maharaj

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Contents

Conquest and stability
6
The new empire
29
Autocratic centralism
58
Land revenue and rural society
79
Jahangir 16051627
94
Shah Jahan 16281658
119
The War of Succession
151
Imperial expansion under Aurangzeb 16581689
165
Maratha insurgency and Mughal conquest in the Deccan
205
The Deccan Wars
225
Imperial decline and collapse 17071720
253
Conclusion
282
Glossary
298
Bibliographic essay
304
Index
311
Copyright

The economy societal change and international trade
185

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