Some Reflections on the Town and Country in Mughal India

@article{Chaudhuri1978SomeRO,
  title={Some Reflections on the Town and Country in Mughal India},
  author={Kirti Narayan Chaudhuri},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1978},
  volume={12},
  pages={77 - 96}
}
There can be few aspects of Indian studies more neglected than that of historical geography. Within this larger area of neglect, urban history occupies a special place. The indifference with which Indian historians have approached the urban heritage of the subcontinent is all the more difficult to understand because to contemporary European visitors, the merchants and other travellers, the towns and cities of Mughal India held a profound fascination. From the time of Tomé Pires and his highly… 
22.2 CITIES AS CENTRES OF POWER AND AUTHORITY
Under the Mughals terms qasba, balda, shahr and bandar were in currency to denote various kinds of towns, metropolitan cities and port towns. There seems a clear distinction between the small town
History of Indian Human Settlements—Lessons for Planning Education
In India, the pedagogy of planning education usually starts with Mohenja-daro–Harappa period and shifts to the colonial history of urbanization and city planning, skipping an important historical
Studying the History of Urbanization in India
The history of urbanization in India: Has such a field even developed yet? Experts have asserted it has not—or, at least, nearly not. Ashish Bose, leading demographer and bibliographer of Indian
From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean: Medieval History in Geographic Perspective
  • A. Wink
  • History
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 2002
It is widely acknowledged that Orientalist notions of political economy were marred by geographic determinism. From Marx to Wittfogel, generic concepts such as the “Asiatic mode of production,” the
Middle Towns to Middle Cities in South Asia, 1800-2007
The purpose of this article is to survey the field of historical studies concerned with “middle” cities (populations 100,000 to one million) in the post-Independence period of South Asia— which
The Indian City and its ‘Restive Publics’
Abstract How do we write about cities in a world of deepening inequality, real-estate geopolitics, and the planetary water crisis that is unfolding in parts of Asia and elsewhere? Indian urban
Translating text into space for mapping the past territory of a city: a study on spatial development of Dhaka during Mughal period
BackgroundThere is no established methodology for mapping the past territory of cities from text based historic information. As a result, the past territories of cities often remain obscure due to
For the Home and the Body: Dutch and Indian Ways of Early Modern Consumption
For a decade or two, early modern consumption has been back on the scholarly agenda. In the slipstream of Werner Sombart, earlier work was mostly theoretical and highly Eurocentric in nature. In the
Mobility, control and criminality in early colonial India, 1760s–1850s
The article looks into the ways certain mobile groups like the banjaras, gosains, fakirs and sanyasis were ‘criminalised’ by the colonial state between the periods of the 1760s and 1850s.
BABÜRLÜ DEVLETİ’NDE İKTİDARA YÖN VEREN ŞEHİRLER: BAŞKENTLER
In the Baburid State, which was established in 1526 in India, the capital city was changed from time to time due to political, economic and social reasons. In this context, the cities of Agra, Delhi,
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 19 REFERENCES
Cities in Social Transformation
  • J. Friedmann
  • Economics
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1961
This essay has sought to bring out salient points that can throw light both upon the vexing problems of cultural transformation and on the related phenomena of economic growth. It has employed
The Structure of Indian Textile Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Even as late as 1772 Henry Patullo in the course of his comments on the economic resources of Bengal could claim confidently that the demand for its textile manufactures could never lessen because no
Sociology Uncertain: the Ideology of the Rural-Urban Continuum
  • F. Benet
  • Sociology
    Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 1963
Urban sociology impresses by the vastness of its field, its richness, the collections of data, the sophistication of its theories, and by its failure to provide sociological rules of wide
The Preindustrial City
  • G. Sjoberg
  • History, Economics
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1955
In the preindustrial cities of medieval Europe and of other parts of the world certain elements (e.g., economic, class, and family systems) are found which are common to all urban communities. But
The Cultural Role of Cities
This paper has as its purpose to set forth a framework of ideas that may prove useful in research on the part played by cities in the development, decline, or transformation of culture. "Culture" is
Histoire et Sciences sociales: La longue durée
  • F. Braudel
  • History
    Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales
  • 1958
Il y a crise générale des sciences de l'homme : elles sont toutes accablées sous leurs propres progrès, ne serait-ce qu'en raison de l'accumulation des connaissances nouvelles et de la nécessité d'un
...
...