The History of Akbar (Murty Classical Library of India #26) (Hardcover)

The History of Akbar (Murty Classical Library of India #26) By Abu'l-Fazl, Wheeler M. Thackston (Editor), Wheeler M. Thackston (Translator) Cover Image
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The exemplar of Indo-Persian history, at once a biography of Emperor Akbar and a chronicle of sixteenth-century Mughal India.

Akbarnāma, or The History of Akbar, by Abu'l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as a model for historians across the Persianate world. The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) that includes descriptions of political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India.

The seventh volume details the twenty-ninth to thirty-eighth years of Akbar's reign, including accounts of the marriage of his son and heir Salim (Jahangir); conquests of Swat, Orissa, Kashmir, Sind, and the Saurashtra Peninsula; the pacification of Bengal; and the emperor's visits to Kashmir, the Punjab, and Kabul.

The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780674244160
ISBN-10: 0674244168
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 800
Language: English
Series: Murty Classical Library of India