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Mughal India: 15th to Mid-18th Century
(6,062 words)

Historiography so far

The caricature of the harem . Mainstream Mughal historiography continues to this day to be engaged in a fairly traditional manner with the political and economic bases of Mughal power. Issues of social and cultural history, not to mention questions of women and gender relations, have yet to find a significant place in this writing. Ironically, while there is no sustained investigation of the details of domestic …

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Lal, Ruby, “Mughal India: 15th to Mid-18th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0009>
First published online: 2009

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