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The Imperial Treasury of the Indian Mughuls, Vols. I and II

Abdul Aziz

ISBN 10: 8130709503 / ISBN 13: 9788130709505
Published by Cosmo, 2009
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Contents: Vol. I: Transliteration. Abbreviations. Chronology. Introductory: The Imperial Household. Treasuries: I. Cash Treasury: 1. Sources of revenue--Land revenue. II. Jewel Treasury: Introduction: Precious stones in general: Sects: i. Fancy. ii. Fact. 1. Jewellers' weights. 2. Gems and gem-stones in Mughul History (General). 3. Precious stones and pearls in Mughul History (Special): Sects: i. Diamonds (The Koh-i-Nur dispute, etc. Famous diamonds of the world). ii. Rubies. Vol. II: iii. Sapphires. iv. Emeralds. v. Topaz. vi. Yaquts (?Hyacinth). vii. Pearls. viii. Rock-crystal. 4. Notices of semi-precious stones and other substances. 5. The actual contents of the Jewel Treasury from the invasion of Babur to that of Nadir Shah. Index. "Mr. Abdul Aziz's monograph on "The Imperial Treasury of the Greater Mughuls" is a work of solid research, sound judgement and great industry. His introductory chapter on the Imperial Household is excellent , and he has discussed the material with discrimination and tact. Mr. Aziz then discusses the sources of revenue in the time of greater Mughuls and calculates their value, with his customary caution, detachment and precision. The other articles deal with precious stones, and discuss the nature and quality of various kinds of stones, and trace the history of the Koh-i-Nur Diamond. The section on Rubies is excellent while other sections that will appeal to readers are those on Ivory and Ivory Work in India. His account of the thrones, chairs, and seats of the Great Mughuls makes fascinating reading and there is a very fine account of the Peacock Throne also. He has also published articles on the Mansabdari system and the Mughul Army. The work will be welcomed by all students of this period with enthusiasm.". Bookseller Inventory # 73156

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Title: The Imperial Treasury of the Indian Mughuls,...

Publisher: Cosmo

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

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SOME SELECTED OPINIONS . . . Dr. Sir Shafaat Ahmad Khan, Allahabad University, Allahabad."Mr. Abdul Aziz's monograph is a work of solid research, sound judgment and great industry, and he has laid all students of the period under a deep debt of gratitude by his researches. Only those who have been through the novitiate of a trained historical scholar can appreciate the wealth and variety of the material he has collected together. His introductory chapter on the Imperial Household is excellent, and he has discussed the material with discrimination and tact. It does not pretend to be an exhaustive account, and he had perforce to content himself with the chief offices and departments ...." K. B. M.Afzal Husain, Vice - Chancellor, Panjab University "So far history has been dealt with as the story of kings. Mr. Abdul Aziz has rendered valuable service to our country in dealing with the history of the people of the Mughul period. A king may be good or he may be bad, and to base the entire conception of the evolution of society on the personality of the king cannot historically yield important results. The common people are the real material of which history is built, and I congratulate Mr. Abdul Aziz that he has constructed his story from such material." Sir AzizulHuque, Vice- Chancellor, Calcutta University "I congratulate you on your careful collection of materials available in scattered works. I wish there were similar studies on the Mughul administration in India by other research workers."

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