Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia

Imperial Identity in the Mughal Empire: Memory and Dynastic Politics in Early Modern South and Central Asia

by Lisa Balabanlilar

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Overview

Having monopolized Central Asian politics and culture for over a century, the Timurid ruling elite was forced from its ancestral homeland in Transoxiana at the turban of the sixteenth century by an invading Uzbek tribal confederation. The Timurids travelled south: establishing themselves as the new rulers of a region roughly comprising modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, and founding what would become the Mughal Empire (1526-1857). The last survivors of the House of Timur, the Mughals drew invaluable political capital from their lineage, which was recognized for its charismatic genealogy and court culture - the features of which are examined here. By identifying Mughal loyalty to Turco-Mongol institutions and traditions, Lisa Balabanlilar here positions the Mughal dynasty at the centre of the early modern Islamic world as the direct successors of a powerful political and religious tradition.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784531287
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Series: Library of South Asian History and Culture
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 560,167
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lisa Balabanlilar is Assistant Professor of South and Central Asian History at Rice University, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Central Asian Empire - Identity and Legacy
• THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPERIAL COURT CULTURE IN MUGHAL INDIA
• The Development of a Dynastic Memory
• The Timurid-Mughal Landscape and Peripatetic Royal Court
• THE INHERITANCE OF TRADITIONAL MODELS OF BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE TIMURID-MUGHAL FAMILY
• Women in Timurid-Mughal Dynastic Politics
• Princes and the Imperial Secession
• Conclusion: The Timurid Kigns of India

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