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A Short History of Aurangzib (Aurangzeb)

A Short History of Aurangzib (Aurangzeb)


Item Code: IHG077

by Jadunath Sarkar

Paperback (Edition: 2009)

Orient BlackSwan
ISBN 9788125036906

Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages: 416
Price: $27.50
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Back of the Book

This book is an abridged version of the unrivalled five-volume History of Aurangzib by Sir Jadunath Sarkar. It contains one half of the material of the original work. yet, the author, who himself shortened it, has not compromised on the essential aspects of this history practically the history of India for sixty years. Aurangzib’s career prior to his accession has been skillfully compressed while significant events during his reign have been dealt with in detail.

This concise edition, written in an inimitable style, will continue to be a valuable resource for students and scholars of medieval Indian history.

1 Early Life 16-18-521
2 Second Viceroyalty of the Deccan 1652-5821
3Illness of Shah Jahan and the Rebellion of his Sons 36
4War of Succession: Aurangzib Triumphs 47
5War of Succession: End of Dara and Shuja 61
6The First half of the Reign: A General Sketch 79
7Wars on the Frontiers: Assam and Afghanistan 96
8Aurangzib’s Religious Policy 117
9War in Rajputana: Rebellion of Akbar 134
10 Rise of Maratha Power146
11Shivaji 1670-80 173
12Decline and Fall of Bijapur 191
13The Decline and Fall of the Qutb Shahs 212
14Reign of Shambhuji, 1680-89 227
15 Struggle with the Marathas up to 1700249
16The Last Phase of Aurangzib’s Career 281
17Affairs of Northern India 311
18Some Provinces during Aurangzib’s Reign 333
19Aurangzib’s Character and the Effect of his Reign 351
20The Empire of Aurangzib: Its Resources, Trade and Administrative System 378
Chronology 389
Index 399
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