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The Mughals of India (Peoples of Asia Book 1) by [Mukhia, Harbans]
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"It is clear that Mukhia′s exposition of the Mughal Empire is on a plane totally different from any other made so far. It is indisputably innovative in its design.... It is an exciting exploration that he has undertaken." Professor Irfan Habib, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India <!––end––>

"A rare blend of deep and convincing research with elegant literary style ... a useful and pleasant reading for both the scholars and general public." Vostok

"This book offers an entertaining, readable, and concise conceptual analysis of courtly life in the Mughal era. Even experts on Mughal India will learn from Mukia′s penetrating insights and find a great deal to interest them in his lively descriptions of court life." South Asia News

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This innovative book explores of the grandest and longest lasting empire in Indian history.

  • Examines the history of the Mughal presence in India from 1526 to the mid-eighteenth century
  • Creates a new framework for understanding the Mughal empire by addressing themes that have not been explored before.
  • Subtly traces the legacy of the Mughals’ world in today’s India.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3260 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (16 May 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SBI5RQ
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,75,171 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading 21 May 2008
By Sujith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book deals with life during the Mughal empire in India. It is not a history of the Mughals and their rule, but focuses more on court culture, etiquette and rituals. The book has four chapters. The first chapter discusses how the Mughals legitimized their rule, their attitudes on religion and politics. I found this chapter written in a very meandering sort of fashion. The second chapter deals with court etiquette. The third chapter discusses the family life of the Mughals. This is the most interesting part of the book. This book is not a chronological history, but many incidents are narrated at the appropriate time to highlight the behavior of the Mughals and their family members, etc. It is meant for those who would like a deeper understanding of the life of the Mughal rulers. This book would have been much more complete if it dealt with the life of the ordinary people as well.
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