Journals Higher Education



29 September 2012

350 Pages

ISBN: 9780195476439

Bookseller Code (06)


Perspectives on Mughal India

Rulers, Historians, 'Ulma and Sufis'

Sajida Sultana Alvi

Based on extensive archival material and a vast array of foundational narratives, this collection of essays covers topics ranging from historiography, political thought, ethics and justice at the height of Mughal Empire to the leadership role of the Sufis and 'ulama' in revitalizing Islamic practices and spirituality; and Sunni 'ulama's discourses on Shi'ism against the backdrop of social disorder and political crisis in the twilight years of the Empire during the eighteenth century.