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The History Of Akbar: Volume 7

The History Of Akbar: Volume 7

  • Author: Abu'l-Fazl, Wheeler M. Thackston
  • Publisher: Murty Classical Library
  • ISBN: 9780674251700
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Akbarnama, 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 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 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.

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