Mughal History Readings

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Kinra, Rajeev, “Master and Munshī: A Brahman Secretary’s Guide to Mughal Governance,” Indian Economic and Social History Review 47, 4 (2010): 527-61. (Download pdf here)

Kinra, Rajeev, “Infantilizing Bābā Dārā: The Cultural Memory of Dārā Shekuh and the Mughal Public Sphere,” Journal of Persianate Studies 2 (2009): 165-93. (Download pdf here)

Kinra, Rajeev, “Make it Fresh: Time, Tradition, and Indo-Persian Literary Modernity,” in Time, History, and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia, edited by Anne C. Murphy (London: Routledge, 2011)(In press). (Download pdf here)

Alam, Muzaffar, "The Mughals, the Sufi Shaikhs and the Formation of the Akbari Dispensation," Modern Asian Studies 43, 1 (2009) pp. 135–174. (Download pdf here)

Alam, Muzaffar, "The Pursuit of Persian: Language in Mughal Politics," Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 32, No. 2 (May, 1998), pp. 317-349. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "An Outline of Shifting Paradigms in the Palatial Architecture of the Pre-Modern Islamic World," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 3-24. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "From International Timurid to Ottoman: A Change of Taste in Sixteenth-Century Ceramic Tiles," in Oleg Grabar (ed.), Muqarnas VII: An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. (Download pdf here)

Necipoglu, Gulru, "Framing the Gaze in Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Palaces," Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23, Pre-Modern Islamic Palaces (1993), pp. 303-342. (Download pdf here)

Alam, Muzaffar, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam. Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Reid, Anthony. “An ‘Age of Commerce’ in Southeast Asian History.” Modern Asian Studies 24, no. 1 (February 1990): 1-30.

Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. "Explorations in Connected History. From the Tagus to the Ganges/Explorations in Connected History: Mughals and Franks," International Quarterly for Asian Studies, May 1, 2006

Azfar Moin, Islam And The Millennium: Sacred Kingship And Popular Imagination In Early Modern India And Iran, “The Lord of Conjunction,” 31-85.

Voll, John Obert, “Foundations for Renewal and Reform: Islamic Movements in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,” in The Oxford History of Islam, ed. John L. Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Streusand, Douglas E., Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Boulder: Westview Press, 2011.



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