Kashmir Under the Sultans

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Aakar Books, 1959 - Jammu and Kashmir (India) - 352 pages
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Professor Mohibbul Hasan S Kashmir Under The Sultans Has An Intrinsic Merit Of Lucidly Introducing A Reader To A Subject That Begins With The Foundation Of The Sultanate And Ends With The Conquest Of Kashmir By Akbar. Its Chief Merit Lies In Encapsulating Such Political, Social, Economic And Cultural Activities Of The Period That Exercised An Indelible Influence On The Valley. During The Sultanate Period, As Professor Hasan Observes, Kashmir Had Achieved A High Standard Of Culture, But With The Disappearance Of Her Independence Her Culture Gradually Declined. Srinagar Was Denuded Of Poets, Painters, And Scholars, Who Had Once Adorned The Courts Of The Sultans, Because, Owing To The Absence Of Local Patronage, They Were Compelled To Leave The Valley And Seek Their Livelihood Elsewhere. They Entered The Service Of The Mughal Emperors, And Added To The Brilliance Of The Court, Thereby Percipitating Kashmir S Cultural Impoverishment.Professor Mohibbul Hasan Offers Useful Insights Into Kashmir S Political And Cultural Currents And Cross-Currents. This Book Is Therefore Of Considerable Value To Social Historians.
  

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Contents

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The Geography of Kashmir
18
The Foundation of the Sultanate
29
Sultan ShamsudDin and his Successors
50
ZainulAbidin the Great
78
Dynastic Troubles and Rebellions
106
Mlrza Haidar Dughlat and his Conquest
137
End of the Shah Mir Dynasty and
158
Fall of the Sultanate
197
The Administrative System
210
Social and Economic Conditions
236
Cultural Activities
274
Conclusion
298
Appendices
309
Bibliography
328
Index
339

Yusuf Shah and Akbar
176

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