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Author Kaicker, Abhishek, author

Title The king and the people : sovereignty and popular politics in Mughal Delhi / Abhishek Kaicker
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages) : illustrations
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on June 9, 2020)
Subject Massacres -- India -- Delhi -- History
Kings and rulers.
Politics and government.
Mogul Empire -- Politics and government
Mogul Empire -- Kings and rulers
Delhi (India) -- Politics and government -- 17th century
Delhi (India) -- Politics and government -- 18th century
India -- Delhi.
India -- Mogul Empire.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019035559
ISBN 9780190070700