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The Mughal World

India's Tainted Paradise
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Inside the opulent, decadent world of the Mughal emperors

The Mughal emperors were larger-than-life figures, men written on a supra-human scale who exercised absolute power. The three centuries of their rule, as laid out in Eraly's previous volume, THE MUGHAL THRONE, mark one of the most crucial and fascinating periods of Indian history. Here, he looks beyond the story of the empires rise and fall - an exotic growth that was transplanted to India from Islamic Persia - to bring the world of the Mughal ruler and Hindu subject vividly into focus.

Blending contemporary sources and detailed description he introduces an India full of strangeness and contrast: of sacred harems and suttee rites, of brutal war and cultural and artistic refinement, of staggering opulence, deviant indulgences and abject poverty. From bizarre religious cults to the Mughal fondness for formal gardening, from murderous female bandits to the sex lives of the nobles, almost every angle of life is examined making this a comprehensive and absorbing introduction to India's last Golden Age.

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Hardback Editions

March 2007 : UK Hardback

Title: The Mughal World: India's Tainted Paradise: Life in India's Last Golden Age
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-297-85209-4 / 978-0-297-85209-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Mughal World: India's Tainted Paradise
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-7538-2362-4 / 978-0-7538-2362-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: The Mughal World
Author(s): Abraham Eraly
ISBN: 0-14-310262-1 / 978-0-14-310262-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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