A genealogical search into the political culture of the Mughal Empire has been a subject of interest for a good century and a half. In 1854, the British scholar William Erskine proposed that the Central Asian roots of the dynasty should be credited with the empire’s notions of despotic
Sholeh A. Quinn
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187471610X537253 Journal of Persianate Studies 3 (2010) 143-155 brill.nl/jps Through the Looking Glass: Kingly Virtues in Safavid and Mughal Historiography Sholeh A. Quinn University of California, Merced Abstract During the reigns of the
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/187471611X568492 Journal of Persianate Studies 4 (2011) 86-108 brill.nl/jps Imperial Transgressions and Spiritual Investitures: A Begam’s “Ascension” in Seventeenth Century Mughal India Afshan Bokhari 1 Suffolk University Abstract Islamic
Artistic Encounters between Europe and Asia at the Courts of India, 1580-1630
Dodwell, H. H., Haig, T. W., Moreland, W. H. and Rose, H. A.
, the name given to the dynasty of Emperors of Hindustān founded by Bābur in 932 (1526), in virtue of the claim made by Tīmūr, the ancestor of the dynasty, to relationship with the family of the Mongol (Mug̲h̲al) Čingiz Ḵh̲ān [q. v.]. For the detailed history of the dynasty see the articles bābar
A Jesuit Treatise on Emperor Jahangir’s Court and Household
Literature in Motion in Early Modern India
Edited by Thomas de Bruijn and Allison Busch
Contributors include Stefano Pellò,Thibaut d'Hubert,Corinne Lefèvre, John Stratton Hawley, Gurinder Singh Mann, Thomas de Bruijn, Catharina Kiehnle, Allison Busch, Francesca Orsini, Heidi Pauwels, Robert van de Walle.
Theodore S. Beers
useful the division of those poets into such categories as stylistic or geographic schools and generations. But it has been easy to group Vahshi and Mohtasham for several reasons. They both stayed in Safavid Iran, rather than migrating to the Mughal court. They came of age in the new dispensation of the
Research on the history of the Mughal Empire has largely concentrated on Akbar (r. 1556-1605), who established the empire, and on Awrangzeb (r. 1658-1707), who ruined it in the protracted Deccan wars. However, there has been little research on the two emperors in between, Jahāngir (r. 1505
D. Fairchild Ruggles
Mughal architecture and gardens are much loved and well studied by historians of South Asia, and the Taj Mahal’s shimmering pool, axial vistas, and majestic domed mausoleum appear in nearly every textbook surveying the history of art. In contrast, little scholarly attention has been bestowed on