07-11-08 --- MMW 4 Lecture 8

07-11-08 --- MMW 4 Lecture 8 - 1 India a World Trade i...

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1. India a. World Trade i. Indian Ocean b. Prosperous i. Rice ii. Wheat iii. So much produced that Indian food will show up on African coast c. Textile Industry i. Cotton ii. Silk d. Spices` i. Pepper: something you could give as a gift 1. symbol of prestige ii. Europe brings silver and gets pepper 1. getting silver from the Americas e. Trade Centers i. Malabar Coast 1. Calicut: important Indian Ocean trade city a. Vasco de Gama appears here ii. Gujarat 1. Surat : port city a. The Venice of India 2. merchants found in Africa and beyond f. Exports g. Imports h. Gunpowder Empires i. Taj Mahal – Shah Jahan i. 17 th Century ii. 10,000 workers: 2 decades of work j. Manuscript Miniatures k. Babur (d.1530) i. Conquest 1. Sultanate of Delhi a. 10 to 1 b. Technology ii. Descendent of Ghenghis Khan and Timur iii. Wrote his own memoirs, that we still have l. Mansabdar system i. Mansab Officers 1. Land for service a. Jagir b. Non-hereditary c. 10 to 10,000 i. 33 Classes d. Administrative Duties i. Taxes
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ii. Drought:
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