`An excellent cultural history of one of the great cosmopolitan court cultures, full of vivid anecdote and pertinent quotes.' --The Independent
'This parting gift which Schimmel has left behind once again shows her mettle as a powerful and prolific writer of extraordinary worth . . .the book is a welcome addition to the world of scholarship - a unique dictionary of Mughal history and culture for which Schimmel will long be remembered.' --The Sixteenth Century Journal
'An important book.'
About the Author
Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003) was Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard and Bonn universities, and published widely in the field of oriental art and culture.