The Mughal Harem. K. S. LAL.
The Mughal Harem.

The Mughal Harem.

New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xvi + 224pp. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, illustrated endpapers, bibliography and index. Full page colour and b&w plates at rear, diagrams, illustrated borders to text pages. The author explores a "hitherto over-looked area of India's social history", he harems of the Mogul Emperors, from Babur through to Bahadur Shah Zafar, but with a particular emphasis on the court of Akbar and his immediate three successors. Lal describes the social function of the harems in which the mothers, aunts, sisters and cousins, wives and concubines - even servants and dancing girls - all lived together as a joint family. The usual rather basic production values common to books produced in India at the time, and some light overall shelf wear. A bit of light binder's glue residue on upper board. Light bruising to corners and spine ends, Weiser NYC bookshop label on front blank. Still a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dustjacket (Dust jacket is lightly rubbed overall with some rippling of laminate, edges a bit chafed and creased, clipped and original price penned out. Now in mylar cover). Oversized book will require additional shipping to most destinations. Item #66809
ISBN: 8185179034

Price: $95.00

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