Mughal India (1550-1605)

By Dr. Tinni Goswami   |   St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata,
Learners enrolled: 1192
This course will introduce some important aspects of early Mughal India to the students such as sources and Historiography, Establishment of the Mughal Rule, Rural society and  economy, Political and religious ideals as well as the Mughal Rule under Akbar etc.
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 05 Jul 2021
End Date : 30 Sep 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1:
Historiography and Sources-1
Historiography and Sources-2
Historiography and Sources-3

Week 2:
Historiography and Sources-4,
India on the eve of Babur’s invasion and military technology
Humayun's struggle for empire

Week 3:
Sher Shah – The Afghan Sultan
Mansabdari System-1
Mansabdari System-2

Week 4:
Jagirdari System-1
Jagirdari System-2
Akbar’s religious ideas

Week 5:
Mughal Administration and Social Systems
Rajput Polity-1
Rajput Polity-2

Week 6:
Rajput Polity-3,
Regional Polities-Maharashtra-1
Regional Polities-Maharashtra-2

Week 7:
Regional Polities-Maharashtra-3
North-West frontier
Gujarat & the Deccan Conquest of Bengal

Week 8:
Zamindari System-1
Zamindari System-2
Forest and Agricultural Zone in Mughal India

Week 9:
 Agricultural production-1
Agricultural production-2
Agrarian Structure-1

Week 10:
Agrarian Structure-2
Markets and Internal trade 
Foreign Trade-1

Week 11:
Foreign Trade-2
Mughal Monetary System
Sufism During the Mughal Period 

Week 12:
Bhakti Movement and Sanyasi Cult
Shikhism During the Mughal Period
Kabirpanthis and Dadupanthis

Books and references

1. Ahmed , Nizamuddin 
Tabaqat – i – Akbari (tr. From the Persian by B.De). Calcutta, 1936

2. Ali, M.Athar
Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzeb, Bombay , 1966

3. Badauni , Abdul Qader 
Muntakhab – ul – Twarikh (tr. by W.H.Lowe) , rev. ed. Patna, 1973

Instructor bio

Dr. Tinni Goswami

St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata,

Dr. Tinni Goswami has done her Masters and PhD from Jadavpur University and her thesis has been published in 2011 from New Delhi. She has numerous national and international publications and toured Europe and the other Asian countries to present her research papers in various international conferences. She was a JRF of Indian Council of Historical Research from 2006-2008 and the Fellow of The Asiatic Society from 2010-2013. Dr. Goswami was a UGC Research Associate at Women’s Studies Research centre, University of Calcutta from 2013-2014. At present she is an Assistant Professor and the HOD of History, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Raghabpur Campus. She is also working as a Part-Time Faculty at the PG Department (Evening) of History, Jadavpur University. Her areas of research interests are history of gender, cultural and regional history, history of science, technology and religions, history of public health and education in West Bengal.

Course certificate

30% for in Course Assessment & 70% of End-term Proctored Exam.

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