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People, Taxation and Trade in Mughal India by Shireen (Professor,  Aligarh University) Moosvi


People, Taxation and Trade in Mughal India by Shireen (Professor, Aligarh University) Moosvi

This comprehensive collection by one of the most well-known historians of Mughal history is based on strong empirical grounding and primary sources. Integrating statistical analysis with socio-economic history, Shireen Moosvi contributes to our understanding of a range of subjects relating to the medieval Indian economy. The book discusses five themes that deal with the economic experience of people as well as the states. The collection has a wide range which includes analysis of varied regions such as Deccan, Surat, Kashmir apart from the Mughal north India. It discusses economy and administration in the lifetimes of three Mughal Emperors-Akbar, Shahjahan, and Aurangzeb. The volume discusses crucial aspects of Mughal domains which hardly many historians have analysed systematically. These essays deal with population and settlement patterns, political problems and their economic linkages, work patterns and their relation with gender, provincial and imperial administration and finance.

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Shireen Moosvi is Chairperson, Dept of History and Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Study, Aligarh University

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Publication date

8th July 2010


Shireen (Professor, Aligarh University) Moosvi

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OUP India


344 pages


Asian history
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Economic history



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