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Mughal India

HIST 258
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
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, Mughal India became during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries 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)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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