The king and the people : sovereignty and popular politics in Mughal Delhi
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The king and the people : sovereignty and popular politics in Mughal Delhi / Abhishek Kaicker.
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"An unprecedented exploration of the relationship between the Mughal emperor and his subjects in the space of the Mughal empire's capital, The King and the People overturns an axiomatic assumption in the history of premodern South Asia: that the urban masses were merely passive objects of rule and remained unable to express collective political aspirations until the coming of colonialism. Set in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad (Delhi) from its founding to Nadir Shah's devastating invasion of 1739, this book instead shows how the trends and events in the second half of the seventeenth century inadvertently set the stage for the emergence of the people as actors in a regime which saw them only as the ruled"--
New York, NY :
Oxford University Press,
Includes bibliographical references and index.