Work of the Fellows: Conference Papers

The Imperial Monetary System of Mughal India

Edited by John F. Richards (NHC Fellow, 1979–80; 2000–01)

New York: Oxford University Press, 1987

From the publisher’s description:

Early modern India under the Mughals evolved a powerful uniform currency and monetary order. Remarkable for the sheer number and distribution of coins, as well as for the fact that this huge mint output occurred in a region lacking significant metals, the monetary system was pervasive, flexible, and long-lived. These seven essays by distinguished economic historians constitute the first coherent and systematic study of the Mughal system and the process of imperial monetary integration over two centuries.

Subjects
History / Economics / Money / Monetary Systems / Mughal Empire / Early Modern Period /

Richards, John F. (NHC Fellow, 1979–80; 2000–01), ed. The Imperial Monetary System of Mughal India. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.