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The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Shireen Moosvi


This is a revised version of a seminal work first published in 1987. Until then no real quantitative study of India’s precolonial economy had appeared, and statistical analysis had not really been applied to Indian economic history before the latter half of the nineteenth century. Moosvi’s attempt was path-breaking because, on the one hand, she closely studied the main source of statistics for the year c. 1595, namely Abu’l Fazl’s Ā’ῑn-i Akbarῑ, exploring and collating its earliest manuscripts and, on the other, applied all the available modern statistical tools to its scrutiny and to other ev ... More

Keywords: Ā’ῑn-i Akbarῑ, Mughal Indian economy, Mughal empire, statistical data, gross domestic product

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199450541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shireen Moosvi, author
Former Professor of History, Aligarh Muslim University.