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The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and Punjab, 1707-48 Second Edition

Price : $19.75
ISBN # : 9780198077411
Author : Muzaffar Alam
pages: 400
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published : 2013

The period following the death of Aurangzeb has been viewed as the beginning of the decline and decay of the Mughal empire. Examining two contrasting regions of north India-Awadh and Punjab-this pioneering work shows how the period 1707-48 saw the emergence of a new order with local and regional idioms. Muzaffar Alam focuses on the interplay of imperial collapse with regional restructuring. He contends that even as the empire declined, there emerged a new, regionally-based political order, maintained and controlled by former Mughal rulers. From agrarian uprisings to the jagirdari system, the Sikhs to the Zamindars, this book presents a bold new interpretation of an important transition in this period. This edition comes with a new introduction.

This book is an important reading for students, scholars, and teachers of Mughal history and early modern India.

Author Bio: Muzaffar Alam is George V. Bobrinskoy Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 21 May, 2013.
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