ISBN 9780674504424,The History of Akbar Volume 1

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ISBN 9780674504424
Publisher

Harvard Universal Press

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780674504424

ISBN-10 0674504429
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 656 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

India & South Asia

Akbarnama, or the history of Akbar, by Abul-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 throughout the Persianate world.

The work is at once a biography of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556 - 1605) that includes descriptions of his political and martial feats and cultural achievements and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India.

The first volume details the birth of Akbar, his illustrious genealogy and in particular the lives and exploits of his grandfather, Babur and his father, Humayun, who laid the foundations of the Mughal Empire. The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.

The Murty classical library of India makes available original texts and modern English translations of the masterpieces of literature and thought from across the whole spectrum of Indic languages over the past two millennia in the most authoritative and accessible formats on offer anywhere.

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