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The Magnificent Moghuls edited by Zeenut Ziad with foreword by Milo Cleveland Beach
Contributions by  Asher, Beach,Dye,Faruqi,Findly,Habib,Rahman,Richards,Schimmel, Thackston, Wade and Ziad

345 pages HB Glossy Coffee Table  2002,2007 Pakistan

Originating in Central Asia, the Mughal dynasty (1526-1858) integrated the South Asian Subcontinent and established the wealthiest and most magnificent empire of its time. The English language adopted their name as a word (‘mogul’) to signify great wealth and power.  For the world today, their most famous masterpiece, the Taj Mahal, epitomizes perfection. This Indo-Muslim empire was the exemplar of a culturally plural, multi-ethnic state. Exceptional rulers created a political system rooted in tolerance and respect for different traditions. Under the patronage of the talented men and women of this dynasty diverse cultures were blended with incomparable refinement to produce one of the most artistically creative eras of world history. This is the first book to present, in one volume, an illustrated and authoritative analysis of the Mughal arts and the social, economic and political history of the times by the foremost specialists in the field. The contributors, whose research has enriched our understanding of the Mughal age, represent a wide spectrum of viewpoints. These stimulating essays are highly readable as well as scholarly; each one celebrates the fascinating vitality of the period and engenders an appreciation of the unique Mughal legacy.
About the Author / Editor
After obtaining a degree in Mathematics, Zeenut Ziad studied Economics at the London School of Economics. During her professional career, she has held a number of posts including assistant professor of Economics at Karachi University. The first woman executive in Pakistani banking, she has served as the director of the Staff College of a major commercial bank and an economic consultant with the World Bank. Pursuing a long-standing interest in South Asian history, in particular the Mughal period, she organized a lecture series on the Mughal Empire at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. The success of the series and the need for a comprehensive text covering major areas of Mughal history led to the compilation of this book.

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