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Mogul India, 1653-1708 or Storia Do Mogor (4 Volumes, Bound in Two)

Niccolao Manucci (Author)
Synopsis The hook - Mogul India (4 volumes in 2) -provides a vivid eyewitness account of Mughal India. The publication of such volumes is essential to the future progress of the study of Indian History and Archaeology The author. Niccolao Manucci was a native of Venice. He was born in 1639 and reached India in 1656. He went to Delhi at a time when the Mughal court had taken up its residence. Spending as he did a life time in Mughal India, the record of his reminiscences published here cannot hut he of the highest value. Catrou, the French historian of the Mughal Empire who wrote in 1705 had access to his original manuscript, written particularly in French, Italian and Portuguese. Like its author, the manuscript wandered from India to France, Italy, Holland, England and finally in Germany where these first came to light in book form. It is needless to say that Manucci played many significant roles in Indian history. Here are materials out of which the history of the development of the social conditions, an account of Hindu religion, manners, customs and description of Muhammadan weddings, funerals and their social norms, the industries and the political relations of die people of India could be reconstructed. The texts to he explored would not mere be histories. They purport to be more of chronicles. A word now remains to he said about William Irvin (1840-1911) who was responsible for unearthing die Manucci manuscript and bringing to light this valuable historical document in its English version. The volumes will continue through die years to provide a succession of just die sort of books that. as tools to a craftsman, will enable die historian of India. To trace out the evolution of social institutions, religion and literature, in die same manner as die provision of die necessary tools and enabled die historians of Europe to do for die west.
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Title Mogul India, 1653-1708 or Storia Do Mogor (4 Volumes, Bound in Two)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8175363541
length lxxxviii+388p., xii+458p., xii+508p., xii+560p., Illustrations; Tables; Appendix; Index; 22cm.