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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.


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


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


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


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


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