About the Book
The scope of examination in this volume extends beyond early modern monarchism as an independent topic of study; it also covers religion, culture, commerce, industry, and foreign trade under the reign of early modern monarchs, and focuses on their relevance to Mughal Indian monarchism. In the hope that it may serve as a useful reference for readers, at the ends of this volume, two appendices are included: an abridged look at feudalism in India, and an overview of sources and materials related to the history of Mughal India.
About the Author
Osamu Kondo was born in Japan. He studied at Kyoto University and Punjab University, Lahore. He is a visiting scholar at SOAS, London. He received Litt. D. from Kyoto University and is now Professor of History at Bukkyo University, Kyoto and Professor Emeritus of Otemon Gakuin University, Osaka. His works are mostly published in Japanese, including Studies in the History of Mughal India (2003).