People, Taxation, and Trade in Mughal India

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byShireen Moosvi

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This comprehensive collection by one of the most well-known historians of Mughal history is based on strong empirical grounding and primary sources. Integrating statistical analysis with socio-economic history, Shireen Moosvi contributes to our understanding of a range of subjects relating tothe medieval Indian economy. The book discusses five themes that deal with the economic experience of people as well as the states. The collection has a wide range which includes analysis of varied regions such as Deccan, Surat, Kashmir apart from the Mughal north India. It discusses economy andadministration in the lifetimes of three Mughal Emperors-Akbar, Shahjahan, and Aurangzeb. The volume discusses crucial aspects of Mughal domains which hardly many historians have analysed systematically. These essays deal with population and settlement patterns, political problems and their economiclinkages, work patterns and their relation with gender, provincial and imperial administration and finance.

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This comprehensive collection by one of the most well-known historians of Mughal history is based on strong empirical grounding and primary sources. Integrating statistical analysis with socio-economic history, Shireen Moosvi contributes to our understanding of a range of subjects relating tothe medieval Indian economy. The book discus...

Shireen Moosvi is Chairperson in the Department of History and Coordinator at the Centre for Advanced Study at Aligarh University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:July 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198066317

ISBN - 13:9780198066316

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PrefaceOriginal sites of publicationAbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Indian Economic Experience 1600-1900: A Quantitative Study2. The Silver Influx, Money Supply, Prices and Revenue-Extraction in Mughal India3. A Note on Interest Rates in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries4. Ecology, Population Distribution and Settlement Pattern in Mughal India5. Data on Mughal-Period Vital Statistics-A Preliminary Survey of Usable Information6. Urban Population in Pre-Colonial India7. Work and Gender in Mughal India8. Problems of Mughal Revenue Administration Todarmal's Original Memorandum March 15829. Reforming Revenue-Administration-II Aurangzeb's Farman to Rasikdas, 166510. A Programme of Reliefs for the People of Kashmir: An Imperial Edict of Shahjahan11. Expenditure on Buildings under Shahjahan- A Chapter of Imperial Financial History12. The Mughal Empire and the Deccan-Economic Factors and Consequences13. Scarcities, Prices and Exploitation: The Agrarian Crisis, 1658-7014. Shipping and Navigation under Akbar15. Mughal Shipping at Surat in the First Half of Seventeenth Century16. Travails of a Mercantile Community-Aspects of Social Life at the Port of Surat17. Gujarat Ports and their Hinterland: The Economic RelationshipIndex