Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World

Ruby Lal (Author)
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Description

Ruby Lal explores domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century. Challenging traditional, orientalist interpretations of the haram that have portrayed a domestic world of seclusion and sexual exploitation, she reveals a complex society where noble men and women negotiated their everyday life and public-political affairs. Combining Ottoman and Safavid histories, she demonstrates the richness as well as ambiguity of the Mughal haram, which was pivotal in the transition to institutionalization and imperial excellence.

Product Details

Price
$118.00
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
September 22, 2005
Pages
241
Dimensions
6.26 X 0.85 X 9.16 inches | 1.17 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780521850223
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About the Author

Ruby Lal is professor of South Asian history at Emory University. She is the author of Coming of Age in Nineteenth Century India: The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness and Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World.