xiii, 185p., Abb., App., Gloss., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface Abbreviations Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Islam and the Pre-Mughal State. Chapter 3. Akbar, Aurangzeh and Islam. Chapter 4. The Mughal State, Non-Muslims and Islam. Chapter 5. the Mughal court. Conclusion
The book focuses on an important aspect of medieval Indian history that has current relevance. Islam has acquired a popular dimension in the present times and has been a subject of contemporary debate, for more reasons thanone. A air amount of Islamic political culture was prevalent in medieval India that articulated itself in the dynamics of the time. In any process of state formation, religion plays a very important role. The mughal Empire itself, however, was a purely Indian historical experience. Mughal culture blended perso-Islamic and regional Indian elements into a distinct whole. The study of the interaction between the two elements, relition and state, involves an attempt to understand the significance and dynamics of such a relationship that is almost purely mutual.