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The emperor who never was : Dara Shukoh in Mughal India

Author: Supriya Gandhi
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Description: This biography is the first in over sixty years to comprehensively investigate the life and intellectual project of Dara Shukoh (1615-1659). It is the first ever to balance an analysis of the prince's writings with the complex cultural, social and political context of his times. Dara Shukoh is frequently seen as an impractical intellectual, whose mystical proclivities kept him away from matters of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Dārā Shikūh, Prince son of Shahjahan Emperor of India; Dārā Shikūh, Prince son of Shahjahan Emperor of India; Dara Schukuh, Mogulreich Prinz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Supriya Gandhi
ISBN: 9780674987296 0674987292
OCLC Number: 1112130290
Description: 338 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Empire, 1615-1622 --
Dynasty, 1622-1628 --
Youth, 1628-1634 --
Discipleship, 1634-1642 --
The Chosen, 1642-1652 --
Mission, 1652-1654 --
Confluence, 1654-1656 --
The Greatest Secret, 1656-1657 --
Succession, 1657-1659 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Supriya Gandhi.

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Dara Shukoh was the heir-apparent to the Mughal throne in 1659, when he was executed by his brother Aurangzeb. Today Dara is lionized in South Asia, while Aurangzeb, who presided over the beginnings  Read more...

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Based on a wide range of primary sources, Gandhi has produced an excellent work on the life and times of one of the most fascinating Mughals.--Wheeler M. Thackston, translator of The History of Akbar Read more...

 
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