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Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World has 16 ratings and 1 review. Celeste said: Ruby Lal writes against received histories of the harem, whi. Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World. B. Civilization. Cambridge: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRES. The book under review is a significant and vital. Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World. Ruby Lal explores domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century.

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It questions the received wisdom earlj life in the haram and opens up a very original line of enquiry into the role of women in the society and politics of the early Mughals.

The Second Formation of Islamic Law: Through Ahvalwhich gives an account of the nascent Mughal monarchy, Domesticity and Power shows how the harem metamorphosed over a period of time into a bounded space which could be understood as a umghal. They were not only the carriers of the new dynasty, but they also socialized new members.

Cambridge University Press Amazon. Where was the haram in a peripatetic world?

Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization: Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World

Tanvi marked it as to-read Jun 06, Using Ottoman and Safavid histories as a counterpoint, she demonstrates the richness, ambiguity and particularity of the Mughal haram, which was pivotal in the transition to institutionalisation and imperial excellence.

I feel sure that it will be received as a pathbreaking work.

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Mya marked it as to-read Jun 29, Kanika Sisodia rated it really liked it Aug 29, It is now, too, that one begins to find a neatly compartmentalized space.

Hajj was undeniably more than a spiritual journey on the part of the women. The Second Ottoman Empire: In this scheme, the women came to occupy demarcated spaces p. The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness. Using Ottoman and Safavid histories as a counterpoint, she demonstrates the richness and ambiguity of the Mughal haram–pivotal in the transition to institutionalisation and imperial excellence.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World. It was this experimentation and negotiation that give the Mughal harem a unique character.

Margaret rated it really liked it Apr 05, Under such circumstances, the places associated with Akbar, largely his harem, drew respect and, thereby, seclusion. From Polemic to History G. Trivia About Domesticity and P Notes The other being F.

Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World by Ruby Lal

Vishwanath Kashikar rated it liked it Jul 21, Aishe marked it as to-read Apr 20, The book is a vivid and well-written account spanning a few generations, and weaves in the momentous historical changes that occurred in that time-span.

There were certain stringent regulations which governed the conduct of close associates pp. Looking for beautiful books? It was an exceptional enterprise of, and for, the royal women, who had a more or less secluded dimesticity, and it consequently slams the door on the notion domewticity a domestic world of the Mughals p. Ruby Lal explores domestic life and the place of women in the Mughal court of the sixteenth century.

Combining Ottoman and Safavid histories, she demonstrates the richness as well as ambiguity of the Mughal haram, which was pivotal in the transition to institutionalization and imperial excellence. To ask other readers questions about Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal Worldplease sign up.

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This study of the royal household falls into that genre of feminist writing that envisages the household as an institution in which gender relations are structured, enforced, and, possibly, contested.

Nikki marked it as to-read Oct 19, By taking up issues such as the intersection of the political interests of women and men, the book emphasizes the superfluity of such distinctions, and contends for the dynamism and contestation of the Mughal harem.

Power Relations in Western India, c. Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World. Various invocations, analysed in the book, convey the sense that Akbar and his dwellings were in close proximity to the Prophet and the holy sites associated with him. Table of contents 1. Yasmin marked it as to-read Jul 01, She is the author of Empress: Rohith marked it as to-read Oct 18, The Mystics of al-Andalus: For them, the harem was worth exploring and examining but they ended up giving, at times, misleading—even fantastic—accounts of it.

Check out the top books of the year on our domeshicity Best Books of These experiments involved the creation of the harem.