Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire : Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia Paperback / softback
Having monopolized Central Asian politics and culture for over a century, the Timurid ruling elite was forced from its ancestral homeland in Transoxiana at the turn of the sixteenth century by an invading Uzbek tribal confederation.
The Timurids travelled south: establishing themselves as the new rulers of a region roughly comprising modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, and founding what would become the Mughal Empire (1526-1857).
The last survivors of the House of Timur, the Mughals drew invaluable political capital from their lineage, which was recognized for its charismatic genealogy and court culture - the features of which are examined here.
By identifying Mughal loyalty to Turco-Mongol institutions and traditions, Lisa Balabanlilar here positions the Mughal dynasty at the centre of the early modern Islamic world as the direct successors of a powerful political and religious tradition.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/11/2015
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781784531287
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