Author: Jadunath SarkarPublisher: Orient LongmanYear: 1979Language: EnglishPages: 426ISBN/UPC (if available): 0 86131 083 7
This edition, abridged by the author himself from the original five-volume History of Aurangzib contains nearly one-half of the material of the larger work, and has not led to any loss of the essentials.Sir Jadunath's work on Aurangzib is still unrivalled. Despite reduction in length from the original, the narratives of the campaigns and the chapters dealing with Aurangzib's career before his accession to the throne have been skillfully compressed while character-sketches, reflections, the survey of progress, decline or fall, and generalizations I e all that brings to life the bare bones of historical information, have been given here almost as fully as in the larger work.
Publisher's Note1. Early Life, 1618 - 16522. Second viceroyalty of the Deccan, 1652 - 16583. Illness of Shah Jahan and Rebellion of his Sons4. War of Succession: Aurangzib Triumphs5. War of Succession: End of Dara and Shuja6. The First Half of the Reign: A General Sketch7. Wars on the Frontiers: Assam and Afghanistan8. Aurangzib's Religious Policy9. War in Rajputana: Rebellion of Akbar10. Rise of Maratha Power11. Shivaji, 1670-168012. Decline and Fall of Bijapur13. Decline and Fall of the Qutb Shahs14. Reign of Shambhuji, 1680-168915. Struggle with the Marathas upto 170016. The Last Phase of Aurangzib's Career17. Affairs of Northern India18. Some provinces during Aurangzib's Reign19. Aurangzib's Character and the Effect of his Reign20. The Empire of Aurangzib: Its Resources, Trade and Administrative systemChronologyIndex