Urban Culture in Northern India
During the Eighteenth Century
By Muhammad Umar
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
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.
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