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In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
In: The Mughal Padshah
A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir’s Court and Household
Author: Jorge Flores
In The Mughal Padshah Jorge Flores offers both a lucid English translation and the Portuguese original of a previously unknown account of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). Probably penned by the Jesuit priest Jerónimo Xavier in 1610-11, the Treatise of the Court and Household of Jahangir Padshah King of the Mughals reads quite differently than the usual missionary report. Surviving in four different versions, this text reveals intriguing insights on Jahangir and his family, the Mughal court and its political rituals, as well as the imperial elite and its military and economic strength. A comprehensive introduction situates the Treatise in the ‘disputed’ landscape of European accounts on Mughal India, as well as illuminates the actual conditions of production and readership of such a text between South Asia and the Iberian Peninsula.