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Published: 11 January 2018

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199477739

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Delhi in Transition, 1821 and Beyond

Mirza Sangin Beg's Sair-ul Manazil

Edited by Shama Mitra Chenoy

  • This manuscript is a translation on the basis of comparison of the four existing copies of the text including the Berlin manuscript which is being consulted for the first time
  • What can also be gleaned from his work is the constant pattern of migration, especially of the Punjabis and the Deccanis. Sangin Beg uses the term Qaum most amorphously. Various institutional similarities between the cultures of the Ottomans, Safavids and Mughals may be discerned in the form of caravansarais, the waqf, Chini Khanas, hospitals, places for the distribution of charity and water- mills. It sheds light on the structure contested between the Hindus and Muslims. There are eye- openers for the reader on both tangible and intangible heritage