The History of Akbar, Volume 3 Hardback
Part of the Murty Classical Library of India series
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 his political and martial feats and cultural achievements, and a chronicle of sixteenth-century India.
The third volume details the first eight years of Akbar's reign, when he consolidated his power, quelled the rebellion of his guardian Bayram Khan, conquered Malwa, and married a Rajput princess.
The Persian text, presented in the Naskh script, is based on a careful reassessment of the primary sources.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 704 pages, 8 Maps
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 13/01/2017
- ISBN: 9780674659827