The Mughal Empire, Part 1, Volume 5
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralized states in the premodern world and this volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. Richards stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovations in land revenue, coinage and military organization, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam. He also analyzes institutions particular to the Mughal empire, such as the jagir system, and explores Mughal India's links with the early modern world.
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The part specified on the name of sambaji Maharaj on Wikipedia by reference of this book is misconceptional , as it has and the worse thing is Wikipedia allowed it . The person who provide this type of information should also read some other books and clear all the suides of history for readers
I didn't go through all the content, but few insights of this book are referred into wiki.
Chattrapati Sambhaji Raje, was a great leader following his father's footsteps.
I am not sure where John got his contents from or which books he referred.
To point a few John mentioned that Chattrapati Sambhaji Raje "condened casual rapes and violence by his troop" which is utterly rubbish and should be removed. On the contrary Chattrapati Sambhaji Raje as his father used to respect women and treat them as his own mother/sister. In those days Raja/Maharaja's used to have n' number of wifes and nobody would question them, still Chattrapati Sambhaji Raje married to single lady "Yesubai" and remained devoted to her.
John if you come across my post, I request you to kindly correct the statement in your books and references where ever mentioned. Your this statement will not spoil the image of Chattrapati Sambhaji Raje but on the contrary it will create unrest in society about your writings.
Conquest and stability
The new empire
Land revenue and rural society
Shah Jahan 16281658
The War of Succession
Imperial expansion under Aurangzeb 16581689
The economy societal change and international trade