Urban Culture in Northern India
During the Eighteenth Century

By Muhammad Umar
December 2001
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 81-215-1038-4
393 pages
$39.50 hardcover

This is perhaps the first work concerned exclusively with Muslim Society and Culture in eighteenth century India. The book was originally presented as a doctoral thesis at the Aligarh Muslim University, but is now presented in a fully revised edition.

It explores the rise of decline of towns in northern India; the origin and development of Urdu language and literature; the development of Persian literature; food, dress, customs and domestic life in the last phase before colonialism and the beginnings of modernization. Includes bibliography, index, index of names, and index of places.

History; India

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