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Parties and Politics at The Mughal Court 1707-1740

Satish Chandra (Author)

This important book provides a new perspective on the decline of the Mughal Empire,departing from the existing appraisement of Aurangzeb,the functioning of the Mughal nobility and the crisis of the jagirdari system.It re-examines in detail the first half of the eighteenth century, which was a period of party struggle and political controversies.This was the phase in which struggle for liberal and orthodox policies identified as the policies of Akbar and Aurangzeb jostled with each other.The book will continue to be an invaluable resource for historians and students of medieval and later-medieval India.

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About the author

Satish Chandra

Satish Chandra (b. 1922) is among a select band of historians who helped to give a new shape to Indian history after independence. He was Professor of History, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Vice Chairman and Chairman, University Grants Commission (1972-81). He taught at the Universities of Allahabad, Aligarh Muslim, Delhi and Rajasthan. He was Smuts' Visiting Professor, Cambridge University (1971) and Associated with many national and international agencies. He was secretary and later President, Indian History Congress (1973), Council Member, United Nations University, Tokyo (1980-86), Associate Director of Research, Maison des Sciences de I'Homme, Paris; Member, Executive Board, International Congress of Historical Sciences, Paris, etc. He was also Chairman of the Committee to review Civil Services Examination in Delhi. He had written and edited many books on Medieval Indian History, and the Indian Ocean History and published a large number of research articles in national and international journals. Some of these have been brought together and published in three monographs. Presently, he is Executive Chairman, Maulana Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta and Secretary-cum-Treasurer, Society for Indian Ocean Studies. He is also the Secretary of the twelve volumes comprising History of India scheme prepared by the Indian History Congress.

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Title Parties and Politics at The Mughal Court 1707-1740
Format Softcover
Date published: 05.10.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788124120101
length 354p.
Subjects History