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Monumentality and Mobility in Mughal Capitals

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dc.contributor.author Sinopoli, Carla M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:44:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:44:37Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Sinopoli, C. M. 1994. Monumentality and Mobility in Mughal Capitals. Asian Perspectives 33 (2): 293-308.
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17050
dc.description.abstract The Mughal Dynasty dominated much of northern India from the early sixteenth through the early eighteenth centuries. For most of this period, Mughal rule was centered in the Delhi-Agra region, where rulers constructed a number of capitals and forts. The Mughal imperial capital was not a single urban center throughout this period, but a series of capitals within the broad imperial core, as individual rulers constructed or sponsored massive urban centers and monumental structures. In this paper I examine the relations between Mughal kingship and the changing centers of imperial power, through an examination of the form and sequence of the several Mughal capitals, including Fatehpur Sikri, Shahjahanabad, and Agra. KEYWORDS: South Asia, Mughals, empires, capitals.
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 33
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2
dc.subject South Asia
dc.subject Mughals
dc.subject empires
dc.subject capitals
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
dc.title Monumentality and Mobility in Mughal Capitals
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Asian Perspectives, 1994 - Volume 33, Number 2 (Fall)


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