HIST 2749 Mughal India and the Early Modern World, c. 1500-1800 (also ASIAN 2274) (GHB) (HA-AS, HST-AS) (EC-SAP) (HPE, HTR)
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-2:15 optional discussions
Professor Robert Travers
The largest of the three great Islamic empires of the early modern era, the Mughal empire at its height ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent, and more than 100 million subjects. This course offers a survey of the Mughal empire between c. 1500 and 1800, exploring how Mughal imperial culture reflected the cultural and religious diversity of India. We will consider how the rise and fall of the Mughals was connected to broader global transformations in early modern world, and how the rise of British power in India was shaped by the legacies of Mughal rule. Primary sources include court chronicles, biographies of emperors, as well as Mughal painting and architecture.