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The Mughal and Sikh Rulers and the Vaishnavas of Pindori: A Historical Interpretation of 52 Persian Documents

B N Goswamy (Author) J S Grewal (Author)
Synopsis Covering the period of over 150 years from 1695 to 1859, this rich collection of 52 Persian documents is published with facsimiles, transcription, translation and full annotation of each document. Together, these diverse documents provide information on matters: political, social, economic and cultural, with a bearing of political history, polity, administrative practices, local functionaries, legal practices at the court of the Qazi in relation to property, role of Panchayats, madad-i mash and dharmarth grants, recipients of jagirs and state patronage, and institutional continuity and change from the Mughal to the Sikh rule in the Punjab region. With their bearing also on social relations, literacy and sectarian attitudes, these documents have been found relevant for scholarly studies in different disciplines.
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About the authors

B N Goswamy

B.N. Goswamy, distinguished art historian, was till recently Professor of Art History at the Punjab University, Chandigarh. A leading authority in the field of Indian painting, his work has been of seminal importance both to the studies of Pahari painting and painting in the Punjab. Among the most significant of his published works are: Pahari Painting, The Family as the Basis of Style (Marg, 1968); Pahari Paintings of the Nala Damayanti Theme (Delhi, 1975); Essence of Indian Art (San Francisco, 1986); Wonders of a Golden Age (Zurich, 1987); Pahari Masters: Court Painters of Northern India (Zurich, 1992); Indian Costumes in the collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles (Ahmedabad, 1993); and Nainsukh of Guler: A great Indian painter from a small Hill State (Zurich, 1997). His most recent work, Painted Visions: The Goenka Collection of Indian Painting, was published by the Lalit Kala Akademi earlier this year. Professor Goswamy has been visiting Professor at the Universities of Heidelberg, Zurich, Pennsylvania, California at Berkeley, California at Los Angeles, and Texas at Austin, and has lectured extensively both in Europe and the U.S., and in India. He has also been responsible for major exhibitions of Indian art in Paris, San Francisco and Zurich.

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J S Grewal

Professor J.S. Grewal, a former Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study of Shimla and a former Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University at Amritsar, has written extensively on philosophy of history, medieval India, Sikh history, and history of the Punjab, and he has edited a large number of volumes. Among his numerous publications are Guru Nanak in History (1969); Muslim Rule in India: The Assessment of British Historians (1970); The Sikhs of the Punjab (1990); Historical Perspectives on Sikh Identity (1997); and Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh Tradition (1998).

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Bibliographic information

Title The Mughal and Sikh Rulers and the Vaishnavas of Pindori: A Historical Interpretation of 52 Persian Documents
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179860816
length 447p., 7p. of Plates; Illustrations; 23cm.