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Mughal India

HIST 258
Spring 2008 not offered
Certificates: International Relations
Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies

At the peak of their power, the Mughal emperors (who called themselves Timurids, or descendants of Timur, a.k.a., Tamerlane) ruled over a massive swath of southern Asia terrain: from Afghanistan in the northwest, Kashmir in the north, Bengal in the northeast, and deep into the Deccan south. Despite the fact that most of the inhabitants of al-Hind were non-Muslim, during the 16th and 17th centuries, Mughal India became a major cultural, intellectual, and political center of the Islamic world. This course examines how this cultural efflorescence evolved during nearly three centuries of Mughal imperial rule in India (1526 - 1803), despite - or perhaps because of - the considerable religious differences between the ostensibly Muslim rulers and their putatively Hindu subjects.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)

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