Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World

By: Ruby Lal

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In a fascinating and innovative study, 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, the author reveals a complex society where noble men and women negotiated their everyday life and public-political affairs in the 'inner' chambers as well as the 'outer' courts. Using Ottoman and Safavid histories as a counterpoint, she demonstrates the richness, ambiguity and particularity of the Mughal haram, which was pivotal in the transition to institutionalisation and imperial excellence. 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. Printed Pages: 26 with 6 b/w illustrations.

Title: Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World

Author Name: Ruby Lal

Categories: Mughal Dynasty, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press:

ISBN: 0521145546

ISBN 13: 9780521145541

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 034005

Keywords: Mughal World India Power