Domesticity and power in the early Mughal world : historicizing the haram (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Domesticity and power in the early Mughal world : historicizing the haram

Author: Ruby Lal
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this 2005 book, Ruby Lal explores domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century. Challenging traditional interpretations of the haram, she reveals a complex  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruby Lal
ISBN: 0521850223 9780521850223 0521615348 9780521615341
OCLC Number: 863531059
Description: xv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Ruby Lal.

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'Arguably this is the most important book to appear on Mughal history for a generation ... Lal has rescued the engagement of women with the world from a patriarchal and orientalist historiography Read more...

 
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