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Ruby Lal explores domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century. Challenging traditional, orientalist interpretations of the haram that have portrayed a domestic world of seclusion and sexual exploitation, she reveals a complex society where noble men and women negotiated their everyday life and public-political affairs. Combining Ottoman and Safavid histories, she demonstrates the richness as well as ambiguity of the Mughal haram, which was pivotal in the transition to institutionalization and imperial excellence.

Synopsis:

Domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century.

About the Author

Ruby Lal is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and History at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on issues of gender relations in Islamic societies in the pre-colonial world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A genealogy of the Mughal haram; 3. The question of the archive: the challenge of a princess's memoir; 4. The making of Mughal court society; 5. Where was the haram in a peripatetic world?; 6. Settled, sacred, and all-powerful: the new regime under Akbar; 7. Settled, sacred, and 'incarcerated': the imperial haram; 8. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521615341
Editor:
Morgan, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Morgan, David
Author:
Lal, Ruby
Author:
Morgan, David
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Mogul Empire Court and courtiers.
Subject:
Courtesans - Mogul Empire -
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
India
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 b/w illus.
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.96x6.12x.65 in. .98 lbs.

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