Q1. Is there any book on the
Mughal Empire: A History from Beginning to End
(History of India) by Hourly History
For more than two hundred years, the Mughal Empire
dominated the Indian subcontinent. Being the largest empire having a very
strong economy at the time. The Mughal Empire developed new art and
architecture and created some other things as iconic representations of India.
A relatively liberal, pluralist empire with a total
population of over one hundred and fifty million. The very first Mughal emperor
was a direct descendent of both Genghis Khan and Tamerlane. This is the
complex, exciting story of the rapid rise and even more rapid collapse of the
mighty, colorful, vibrant, and complex Mughal Empire.
Q2. What are the books that
throw light on Mughal history?
Ain-i-Akbari: written by Abu'l Fazl in the Persian
commissioned by Akbar himself and written by Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak in Persian.
The memoirs of Ẓahīr-ud-Dīn Muhammad Bābur
Baharistan-i-Ghaibi by Mirza Nathan, is a
17th-century chronicle on the history of Bengal, Cooch Behar, Assam, and Bihar
under the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627).
Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford, covering
the Moghul Empire in medieval India
Conquered Britain's Raj and the Chaos of Empire is a 2016 book by Jon E.
Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 is a 2006 historical book by
Q3. Who wrote Mughal history?
Sir Jadunath Sarkar was a prominent Indian historian
especially of the Mughal dynasty. Sarkar chose Aurangzeb, the last major Mughal
emperor, as the object of his life’s work. His first book, India of Aurangzeb,
was published in 1901. His five-volume History of Aurangzib took 25 years to
complete and was published in 1924. Sarkar devoted another 25 years to his four-volume
Fall of the Mughal Empire, completed in 1950. Sarkar served as vice
chancellor of the University of Calcutta (1926–28).
Abdul Fazl has written Akbarnama
(history of Akbar) and Ain-i-Akbari
Jahangir hastens his autobiography as Tuzuk-i-Jahangir.
Mutamid khan has written a biography of Jahangir as Iqbalnamah-i-Jahangir.
Q4. What are the sources for
the study of Mughal history?
Autobiographies and biographies of emperors, Official
court histories or chronicles, histories written by the historians without the
sponsorship of the rulers
Farmans and orders of Mughal emperors, provincial
nobles, and other rulers, Letters exchanged by the emperors with nobles and
other rulers, Inscriptions and coins, and Mughal painting and architecture.
Two important sources of information about the
Mughals are Ain-i-Akbari and the monuments of Fatehpur Sikri. The Akbarnama,
the official chronicle of the reign of Akbar, the third Mughal Emperor (r.
1556–1605), was commissioned by Akbar himself and written by his court
historian and biographer, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak.
Q5. What are the best
available books on Mughal History
Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutheford. The epic
story of the rise and fall of one of the most powerful and opulent dynasties in
It is a Six Books Series.
Ruler of the
This Book Cover's Reign of Aurangzeb. He came to
power After Imprisoning his Father (Jahaghir) & killing his Brother, Dara.
The Last Mughal, the Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857
Dalrymple. It reflects upon the mindset of the last Mughal Ruler, Bahadur
Shah Zafar at the time when the power of the Mughals was limited to the Red
Fort at Delhi.
Q6. What are some best books
on describing the Mughal dynasty?
The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple, the final days
of the Mughal Empire and its last emperor. The story centers on Delhi during
the mutiny against British rule in 1857, the last great attempt by the Indians
to throw off their European overlords until Gandhi.
The architecture of Mughal India by Catherine B.
Asher, to understand the Taj not as something unique and inexplicable, but as a
logical part of a long tradition of design, this book is essential reading.
Romance of the Taj Mahal by Pratapaditya Pal, Janice
Leoshko + 2 more ⌄
Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
The Moonlight Garden by Elizabeth B. Moynihan
Q7. Which books are worth
reading about the Mughal Empire in India?
· The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and by
Zahirud-din Muhammad Babur
Feast of Roses (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #2) by Indu Sundaresan
· The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
· Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 by
· Early Islamic Empires by Flatt Lizann
India - From Sultanat to the Mughals - Part One - Delhi Sultanat (1206-1526)
by Satish Chandra
· Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji
· The Tree Bears Witness (Birbal, #2) by Sharath
The Man and the Myth by Audrey Truschke
of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court
· The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504-1719
Q8. Which is the best book to
learn Mughal history in India?
Nandini Chatterjee’s Negotiating Mughal Law: a
Family of Landlords across Three Indian Empires. The book examines how the law
operated at the village level. The author argues that there is an archive and
that archive is to be found in the villages.
Munis Faruqui’s Princes of the Mughal Empire,
1504-1719. About the system which guaranteed that the prince who displayed the
most administrative and military ability, would win the throne. The losing
princes, on the other hand, were either blinded, killed, or exiled.
Azfar Moin’s Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship
& Sainthood in Islam. Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court
by Audrey Truschke.
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