The Mughal Empire

Six-week course, beginning: -
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Discover the history of the Mughal Empire

Course dates: Thursdays 5, 12, 19, 26 March and 2, 9 April 14.00 – 16.00

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The Mughals are perhaps best known in the West for commissioning imposing architectural landmarks including the Taj Mahal at Agra and the Red Fort in Delhi. Of equal significance, Mughal patronage extended to the arts and sciences, as exemplified in the imperial library, which included rare, important texts and exquisitely written and illustrated manuscripts. Works in poetry and prose provided insight into scholarly interests and the dynamics of religion – the Mughals were Muslims ruling over a majority Hindu population. The era of decline, played out over a century. The substantial legacy in literature, language and the arts continue till this day.

This six-week course provides a detailed insight into the last major Indian Empire by exploring its governance, economy, trade, language, literature, arts and culture and includes the opportunity to see some of the relevant British Library collection.


Name: The Mughal Empire
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £295.00
Student: £250.00
Registered Unemployed: £250.00
Young Person (18-25): £250.00
Senior (60+): £265.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546