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DAUGH­TERS OF THE SUN Em­presses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire

Ira Mukhoty

Read more about the of­tenig­nored women of the Mughal empire, who played a sur­pris­ingly big role in the shift­ing tides of power at the court. A SO­CIAL HIS­TORY OF THE DEC­CAN, 1300-1761 Eight In­dian Lives Richard M. Ea­ton Bring­ing to­gether el­e­ments found in Pil­lai’s Rebel Sul­tans and The Cour­te­san…, Ea­ton’s 2008 book paints eight di­verse por­traits that bring to life the “so­cial pro­cesses” of the Dec­can. JA­HANGIR

An In­ti­mate Por­trait of a Great Mughal

Par­vati Sharma An ac­ces­si­ble bi­og­ra­phy, Sharma’s por­trait of Ja­hangir stands out for mem­o­rable de­tails and well-cho­sen anec­dotes that com­pli­cate and hu­man­ise this ma­jor rul­ing fig­ure.

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