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Britain and IslamA History from 622 to the Present Day$
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Martin Pugh

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300234947

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300234947.001.0001

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India and the Anglo-Muslim Love Affair

India and the Anglo-Muslim Love Affair

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(p.62) Chapter Four India and the Anglo-Muslim Love Affair
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Britain and Islam
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Martin Pugh

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300234947.003.0004

This chapter explains that it was in India that the British became most fond of Muslims, and there that the relationship acquired an element of romance. For all the Victorians' self-confidence in the superiority of their civilisation, when the relationship with India began in the seventeenth century, the British played a distinctly subordinate role. The early modern world was dominated by three great empires: the Ottomans, based in modern Turkey but stretching far beyond it; the Safavids in Persia; and the Mughals in India. Apart from their military might, all three boasted impressive cultural achievements in terms of art, architecture, science, and literature that made them superior to the Europeans of the time. When the British sought to trade with India at the start of the seventeenth century, they found the country under arguably the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Akbar, who ruled from 1556 to 1605.

Keywords:   India, British, Muslims, Mughals, Mughal emperors, Akbar

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