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 Devotion and Knowledge: The Indo‐Muslim Centuries

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter surveys some of the major religious and intellectual developments during the centuries in which Islamic rulers governed northern India. The devotional work of Shri Chaitanya is ... More


Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of the Gunpowder Empires

Kris Lane

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300161311
eISBN:
9780300164701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300161311.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Among the magnificent gems and jewels left behind by the great Islamic empires, emeralds stand out for their size and prominence. For the Mughals, Ottomans, and Safavids green was—as it remains for ... More


Down the Ages: Sport in Ancient and Medieval India

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

A summary of sport in ancient and medieval India including referenes to the great Indian epics.


Defining “Hindu” and “Hinduism”

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“Hindu” is the Persian version of “Sindhu,” the Sanskrit name of the Indus River and the southern Indus Valley as a province of the Achaemenid empire, the modern Sindh province of Pakistan. Indus ... More


Conclusion

Kaushik Roy

in War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The evolution of insurgencies and COIN reflect both continuity and change. The globalization of insurgency after 1945 was due to development of communication technology and use of media by the ... More


The Making of a Badshah: Emergence of Sher Shah Sur

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter describes the circumstances leading to the emergence of Sher Shah as the badshah of Hindustan. It considers Abbas Sarwani's Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi. It also notes that the Mughals sought to ... More


Mughal-Afghan Interface: Battles and Mobilization

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter notes that Sher Khan's competence as a military commander is praised by both contemporary and later authorities in superlative terms. His credentials as a capable leader came to the fore ... More


The Afghans and the Rajputs: Conflict and Accommodation

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Persian sources from the Mughal period have created an image of Afghan rulers like Sikandar Lodi and Sher Shah as bigots. The acts of violence were however linked to rebellion in the region, or were ... More


Sufi Traditions and Hindu-Muslim Interactions

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter considers the significance of miracles in Sufi fraternities of the Afghan period which was a significant source of their authority. It looks at the authoritative collection of the ... More


Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires: A Study of Politics and Invented Traditions

Ali Anooshahr

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190693565
eISBN:
9780190693596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693565.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

It has long been known that the origins of the early modern dynasties of the Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, Mongols, and Shibanids in the sixteenth century go back to “Turco-Mongol” or “Turcophone” war ... More


Cartography, the Ideal of Science, and the Place of Religion

Peter Gottschalk

in Religion, Science, and Empire: Classifying Hinduism and Islam in British India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393019
eISBN:
9780199979264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393019.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The differences between Mughal and British Indian cartography demonstrate the basic continuities and divergences between the respective information orders of these two states. The first British ... More


The Passing Away of the White Mughals and the Rise of a New Public Sphere

Margrit Pernau

in Ashraf into Middle Classes: Muslims in Nineteenth-century Delhi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092285
eISBN:
9780199082582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092285.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the change in relations between the colonial power and the Indian elite in the years around 1830. The author challenges the view that the White Mughals can be unequivocally ... More


Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a scholarly treatment of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563–1606), the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. First, it discusses the theoretical framework of a religious biography, and ... More


Conclusion: Power, Literature, and Early Modernity

Audrey Truschke

in Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173629
eISBN:
9780231540971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173629.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Conclusion details the end of Sanskrit as a major tradition at the Mughal court and also investigates broad questions of imperial authority, the dynamics of literary traditions, and ... More


Monastic Governance, ‘Geographicity’, and Gender

Indrani Chatterjee

in Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089223
eISBN:
9780199082551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter surveys the political societies formed by monastic initiation-consecration rituals. These societies established monastic governments, centered on temples and monasteries, with laymen and ... More


War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Kaushik Roy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book analyses why the Mughals, British, Soviets, and Americans won the conventional wars but were defeated in the unconventional wars in Afghanistan. The book revolves round three interrelated ... More


Words as Weapons: Theory and Practice of a Righteous War (Dharam Yudh) in Sikh Texts

Pashaura Singh

in Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter provides a brief tour through the genealogical history of the Gurus with examples of their contributions to and interpretation of the sacred texts. The author, Pashaura Singh, explores ... More


Mughal Empire and Warfare in Afghanistan: 1500–1810

Kaushik Roy

in War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Mughal intervention in Afghanistan started with the Chaghtai Turkish warlord named Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur. Babur mainly faced rural insurgencies. Afghanistan even today is a land of small ... More


Introduction

Kaushik Roy

in War and Society in Afghanistan: From the Mughals to the Americans, 1500–2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099109
eISBN:
9780199085286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099109.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

After Operation Enduring Freedom, publications regarding the insurgency in Afghanistan have proliferated, which mostly focus on the recent developments. Some of them trace the lineages of the present ... More


Early Modern South Asia

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses how the cities of early modern South Asia were transformed by new dynasties in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The leaders in these developments were two Muslim ... More


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