Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals is a recently released book. The author Debasish Das is a history scholar and inspired by works of various historians. Writing a book about historical stuff is quite a challenging job. On one hand, you need to perform extensive research work and the narrative thus would be quite dry; on the other, you cannot take much liberties to make it interesting. So, even if you are able to complete writing a book in zoner, you will have comparatively limited readers.
Writing a history oriented book which is based on the facts and research work, and the narrative is interesting, is quite a challenging job. The author seems to believe in his work as he took this challenge. He was also able to convince Prof. Harbans Mukhia to write the forewords for this book. Prof. Mukhia has already written books in this genre and is respected for his work. So, we can expect quality work in “Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals”.
|Book Title||:||Red Fort: Remembering the Magnificent Mughals
|Publisher||:||WorditCDE (13 December 2019)|
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6893 KB; 421 (Kindle EBook)
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What made us more curious about this book is the fact that no matter who build the Red Fort – it is an iconic monument of India. It is so significant that every year the prime minister of India (regardless of the party the political inclination) hoists the national flag of the country from here. The “Red Fort” had seen many historical events and we are sure that it will see some more too.
RED FORT: REMEMBERING THE MAGNIFICENT MUGHALS seeks to present the lived culture of Mughals in all its multiple facets. The book is divided in four parts. In Part 1 the focus is on the Imperial court and the court etiquette, cultivation of Persian and its enrichment with translations from Sanskrit, patronage of Hindu and Jain scholars. Part 2 contains detailed accounts of the Red Fort and the symbolism of its architecture, the philosophy of jharokha darshan, ceremonies, games and pastimes, the material culture of costumes and jewellery, food, drink and perfumery. The remaining two parts deal with the decline and fall of the Mughal rule and the British Colonial Durbars at the Red Fort. The broadly historical narrative is enlivened by various anecdotes.
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