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Mughal India (1550-1605)

CEC via Swayam


This course will introduce some important aspects of early Mughal India to the students such as sources and Historiography, Establishment of the Mughal Rule, Rural society and economy, Political and religious ideals as well as the Mughal Rule under Akbar etc.


COURSE LAYOUT Week 1: Historiography and Sources-1
Historiography and Sources-2 Historiography and Sources-3   Week 2: Historiography and Sources-4,
India on the eve of Babur’s invasion and military technology
Humayun's struggle for empire   Week 3: Sher Shah – The Afghan Sultan
Mansabdari System-1
Mansabdari System-2

Week 4: Jagirdari System-1
Jagirdari System-2
Akbar’s religious ideas   Week 5: Mughal Administration and Social Systems
Rajput Polity-1
Rajput Polity-2   Week 6: Rajput Polity-3,
Regional Polities-Maharashtra-1
Regional Polities-Maharashtra-2   Week 7: Regional Polities-Maharashtra-3
North-West frontier
Gujarat & the Deccan Conquest of Bengal   Week 8: Zamindari System-1
Zamindari System-2
Forest and Agricultural Zone in Mughal India   Week 9: Agricultural production-1
Agricultural production-2
Agrarian Structure-1   Week 10: Agrarian Structure-2
Markets and Internal trade
Foreign Trade-1   Week 11: Foreign Trade-2
Mughal Monetary System
Sufism During the Mughal Period   Week 12: Bhakti Movement and Sanyasi Cult
Shikhism During the Mughal Period
Kabirpanthis and Dadupanthis  

Taught by

Dr. Tinni Goswami

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