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The Mughal world

life in India's last golden age

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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
420

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The Mughal emperors were larger-than-life figures, men written on a supra-human scale who exercised absolute power. The three centuries of their rule mark one of the most crucial and fascinating periods of Indian history. This study looks beyond the story of the empire's rise and fall—an exotic growth that was transplanted to India from Islamic Persia—to bring the world of the Mughal ruler and Hindu subject vividly into focus. Blending contemporary sources and detailed description, an India full of strangeness and contrast is introduced: sacred harems and suttee rites, brutal war and cultural and artistic refinement, staggering opulence, deviant indulgences, and abject poverty. The bizarre religious cults, the Mughal fondness for formal gardening, the murderous female bandits, the sex lives of the nobles, and beyond—almost every aspect of life is examined, making this a comprehensive and absorbing introduction to India's last Golden Age.

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The Mughal World: India's Tainted Paradise
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The Mughal World: India's Tainted Paradise
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The Mughal world: life in India's last golden age
2007, Penguin Books
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-406) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
DS461 .E72 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 420 p. ;
Number of pages
420

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18631684M
ISBN 10
0143102621
ISBN 13
9780143102625
LC Control Number
2007431914
OCLC/WorldCat
182716767
Library Thing
4164998
Goodreads
3358780

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