"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
- 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.