The Political Biography of a Mughal Noble: Munim Khan-I-Khanan 1497-1575
This study of the political career of Mun'im Khan (1497-1575) is a part of the larger enquiry into the structure and role of Mughal nobility which has been in progress at Aligarh for some time past. On this subject, there have already appeared from Aligarh two monographs, namely, The Parties and Politics at Mughal Court by Satish Chandra and The Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzib by M. Athar Ali. In these works an attempt has been made to analyses the working of institutions and traditions that defined the organization and the role of the nobility during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, a period marked by a crisis and then a rapid process of disintegration of the Mughal imperial system. Here, the same subject is studied from yet another angle, through, as goes without saying, the scope of this work is much smaller and it deals with a period when the Mughal states in India was still in its formative stages. The present work attempts the political biography of a noble as a case-study, aiming at attaining an insight into the actual working of the political institutions and policies of the Mughal Empire during the sixteenth century.
About the Author:
Iqtidar Alam Khan, Reader in History at Aligarh Muslim University, was born in 1932. He has been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla, during 1969-70. In 1970-71, he was a visiting scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, under the U.K. Government's Assistance Programmer to Centers of Advanced Study in India. His first Monograph, Mirza Kamran: A Biographical Study, was published by Asia Publishing House in 1963. He has to his credit a number of research papers relating to the evolution of Timurid state in India.
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Orient Longman Publishers, New Delhi
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