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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42070 T
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
GAR 2.128

Course Description

This undergraduate seminar focuses on South Asia during the era of the Mughal empire. Much of the Indian subcontinent came under the control of the Mughal dynasty, ushering in a period of peace and prosperity during which long-lasting economic and cultural linkages were formed between the various regions of the subcontinent. Aside from its cultural splendor, political might, and booming economy, Mughal India is also important for the many ways in which it shaped South Asia's development in subsequent centuries. We will therefore look not only at Mughal India at the height of imperial power between approximately 1550 to 1750, but also at the continuing legacies and symbolic relevance of the Mughal dynasty in British India and in India today.

Grading Policy

Three short papers (4 pp. each) 45% Research paper (8-10 pp.) 30% Participation (in discussion & peer critiques) 25%


India Before Europe; Akbar (Makers of the Muslim World series Visions of Mughal India: An Anthology of European Travel Writing Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor Course Packet


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