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Land of emperors and sultans

Merry Ottin

Land of emperors and sultans

the forgotten cultures of Asia Minor

by Merry Ottin

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Published by Souvenir P .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published as "Terre des empereurs et des sultans." Editions du Pont Royal, 1962.

Statementphotographs by the author ; translated from the French by Mervyn Savill!.
The Physical Object
Pagination304p.,ill.,31cm
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17849225M

TITLE: REBEL SULTANS AUTHOR: GENRE: HISTORY, NON-FICTION BLURB: In when Emperor Aurangzeb went to his grave, the Mughal empire began to crack into a hundred fractured pieces. It was the lure of the Deccan that drained this conqueror's energies, putting him on a course of collision with his most threatening adversaries. After all,. The Mughal Empire (Urdu: سلطنت‎ مغلیہ ‎, Mug̱ẖliyāh Sālṭanāt) or Mogul Empire, self-designated as Gurkani (Persian: گورکانیان ‎‎‎, Gūrkāniyān, meaning “son-in-law”), was an early-modern empire that controlled much of South Asia between the 16th and 19th centuries. For some two centuries, the empire stretched from the outer fringes of the Indus basin Currency: Rupee, Taka, dam.

Though called by different names: Pharaohs, Chieftains, Emperors, Caesars, Sultans, Khans, Maharajas, Monarchs, and Dictators, they act the same. Power, like gravity, concentrates into the hand of one person, who rewards his friends and punishes his enemies. How many different sultans ruled the divided territory from Delhi. Who destroyed Delhi in and the combination of military power and political wisdom enabled Akbar to unify a land of at least million people. Did the mughal emperors feel threatened by the European traders. No.

Land revenue was fixed considering both, continuity and productivity of cultivation. Polaj (land continually cultivated), parauti (fallow lands for an year) paid full prices when under cultivation. It begins with the emergence of new dynasties and discusses administration in the kingdoms. The chapter will then deals with the concept of Prashastis and land grants and explains the achievements of Nagabhata. Here, students will also get a close look of The Cholas – a minor chiefly family known as the Muttaraiyar. Chapter 3: The Delhi Sultans.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ottin, Merry. Land of emperors and sultans. New York: Crown Publishers, (OCoLC) Document Type. Get this from a library. Land of emperors and sultans: the forgotten cultures of Asia Minor.

[Merry Ottin]. 53 rows  The sultans of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Osmanlı padişahları), who were all members of First monarch: Osman I (c. –/4). The Rebel Sultans was infact an eye opener for someone like me who never thought Deccan had glorified periods after these strong rulers.

The book takes you through a never borring read of Deccan's glory, the aweful string play for power and some of the greatest blood spills ever in the history/5.

Etymology. According to folk etymology, the name "Kashmir" means "desiccated land" (from the Sanskrit: Ka = water and shimeera = desiccate). In the Rajatarangini, a history of Kashmir written by Kalhana in the midth century, it is stated that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake.

According to Hindu mythology, the lake was drained by the great rishi or sage, Kashyapa, son of Marichi. “For all its meticulous detail, Rebel Sultans is an enjoyable read.”- India Today “ this rather remarkable young author is back with Rebel Sultans a fast-paced greatest hits of the [Deccan’s] medieval roller-coaster ride ”- “ this fine book (is) nuanced convincing when assertive (this) is.

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Due to its strategic position and spiritual significance, this small piece of land attracted kings, emperors, and sultans who throughout thousands of years claimed it in Land of emperors and sultans book quest to dominate.

Rebel Sultans: The Deccan from Khilji to Shivaji, by Manu S. Pillai, is an eye opener & captivating story of southern India, which is popularly called Deccan or Dakshin. Author has made it a interesting read by spicing up with short stories & references/5(93).

Hindu emperors who called themselves ‘Sultans’, a Muslim Sultan who called himself ‘Son of Saraswati’, African slave generals who led the army of the Marathas, and many other intriguing characters come alive in Manu Pillai’s book, Rebel Sultans: The Deccan From Khilji to h this book, Pillai, whose previous work The Ivory Throne was about on the royal house of Travancore Author: Akshay Chavan.

Imperial portraits of emperors adorned many of the palaces inside the Forbidden City and were an important part of funeral rituals when an emperor died. We see vestiges of ancestor veneration in the fact that some emperors performed ceremonies before portraits of previous leaders of their dynasty and even kowtowed to these portraits.

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The sultans of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Osmanlı padişahları), made up solely of the members of the Ottoman dynasty (House of Osman), ruled over the transcontinental empire from its inception in to its dissolution in At its height, the Ottoman Empire spanned from Hungary in the north to Somalia in the south, and from Algeria in the west to Iran in the monarch: Osman Gazi (–).

Eight thousand years ago, the Black Sea was a lake and the land on which Istanbul now sits was not where Europe ended and Asia began. In its place was a ribbon of land, fed by springs and dotted with Neolithic settlements that may have farmed as well as hunted.

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Osman's name in turn was the Turkish form of the Arabic name ʿUthmān (عثمان ‎). In Ottoman Turkish, the empire was referred to as Devlet-i ʿAlīye-yi ʿOsmānīye (دولت عليه عثمانیه ‎), (literally "The Currency: Akçe, Para, Sultani, Kuruş, Lira.

Here are some important notes and points on Mughal Empire for your various upcoming competitive examinations. Mughals were the important kings of the Delhi sultanate. Babur: ( – ) Babur became the sultan at the age of 12 after his father Sultan Umar Shaikh Mirza died.

He originally formed Turki and his family belongs to Khan Lodhi, Alam Khan, and Rana Sanga. He tells the story of the Vijayanagar empire, the court of the Bahmani kings, and the Rebel sultans — punctuated by drama, betrayal and murder. The book features characters such as Malik Ambar, Chand Bibi and Krishnadeva Raya, and is published by Juggernaut Books.

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