1. Introduction; 2. Conquest and sovereignty; 3. The system of rule; 4. Order and disorder; 5. Women, kin and shari'a; 6. The state and the local complexes of power; 7. The fiscal system; 8. Conclusion; Bibliography.
Provides an examination and new interpretation of the relationship between state and society in Mughal India.
Farhat Hasan is Reader in History at the Center of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University.
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