Contents: Preface. 1. The Mughal Harem. 2. The ladies of the Mughal Harem. 3. Rajput wives of the Mughals. 4. Administration of the Mughal Harem. 5. Circumcision among the Muslims. 6. Mughal kitchen, dining etiquette and cuisine. 7. Mughal perfumes and incenses. 8. Mughal addictions and intoxicants. 9. Medicines and Aphrodisiacal drugs. 10. Mughal amusements and pastimes. 11. Illumination (Lighting) of the Mughal Palace. 12. Imperial Paraphernalia. 13. Daily routine of the Mughal emperors. Detail of colour plates. Index.
"The opulent, sometimes scandalous, private lives of the Mughals of India is brought to life in this book. The text covers various aspects of their lifestyles, such as their food and drinks; clothes and ornaments; perfumes and incense; addictions and intoxicants; amusements and pastimes; rituals of circumcision; marriage and Harem life. This well-written book with colour illustrations and photographs will be a delight to the lay reader as well as the serious scholar."