Akbar: The Greatest Mughal Ruler?
The focus of this book was to tell as complete a story as possible about the Mughal ruler Jalal ad-Din Akbar. It makes use of a variety of sources ranging from the writings of the Venetian physician Niccolao Manucci (1639-1717) to firsthand accounts from Jesuit missionaries and other advisors of his, like Abu-l-Fazl.
While Akbar’s reign is fairly well documented, there is not much is known about his early years. What we do know is, Akbar was born on October 11 1542 in Umarkot. At the age of one, Akbar was separated from his parents for a couple of years and placed under the care and tutelage of his uncle Askari. While these appeared to be unhappy years for him, he was soon reunited with his parents when his father reclaimed Kabul in 1545. Akbar had only one half-brother to contend with. This was likely a blessing since his father Humayun’s rule had been bogged down by the opposition from his three brothers.
Although Akbar was well-educated and trained in many practices and trades, he remained illiterate throughout his entire life. This didn’t prove to be too detrimental to his rule, as is seen in his son’s memoirs “although he was illiterate, so much became clear to him through constant intercourse with the learned and the wise, and in his conversations with them, that no one knew him to be illiterate, and he was so acquainted with the niceties of prose and verse composition that this deficiency was not thought of.” (14)
Upon the death of…
liability for the government and study material for architects and historians. While taking the ticket to see this grand Resting place of a King, lets feel the pain, joy and struggle behind the monument and start out journey with the story of a King his queen and her love.
“He tumbled in life and finally tumbled out of it too” Perfect Words to summarizes the life of 2nd Mughal emperor Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun, who died on 17 January 1556 AD. Humayun had a habit of…
One day Humayun, Jamuna’s second husband, asks his meal, but Jamuna stays unmoving. We could observe the following dialogue thus:
Humayun asks, "Give me rice."
I said, "I didn't cook."
"I didn't cook means I didn't cook."
"I did not want to."(29)
The above converse involving Jamuna and Humayun may have the manifestation of a domestic fight, but it inaugurates a discourse for women that the conventional episteme has not allowed so far. Neither does a woman respond to the…
privileges of the ruling class. One could fruitfully apply these insights for the study of feasting practices in Mughal India, as well.
There are several references in the contemporary sources to the Mughal rulers and the nobles organising lavish feasts and banquets. Some of these descriptions appear to be exaggerated, such as, Abul Fazl’s description of Shah Tahmasp’s reception of Humayun or Akbar’s birthday celebration. During the time that Akbar was born, Humayun was on a run, and having…
Babur is a 21 year old man who has a mental age of 17 and emotional age of 16. He lives in Agra, India and works as an Imperial Guard for the Great Walled City of Agra with his best friend Humayun. He has a mom and dad who both love him for he is a single child. Most of the time Babur is happy and energetic. Just like most of the people in his city he is very religious but does not place religion above all else. Every since Babur was little he's been an extremely talkative extrovert. Babur is…
Empire. He built the famous Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1529. He took an interest in literature as he composed several poems and penned his autobiography, Baburnama. Humayun, the son of Akbar, ascended the Mughal throne in 1531 after the death of Babar. Humayun had to face open rebellion from his brothers. He was also confronted with territorial challenges from Sher Shah Suri, the governor of Bihar. In 1539, Humayun’s army was defeated by Sher Shah Suri in the Battle of Chausa and this greatly…
Origin and Administration
1st year, Roll No. 79
Mr. Hota Agni Kumar
Beginning of the Mughal Empire
The history of Mughal’s in India started when Baber conquered India. He was the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India. He invaded India several times. In his final invasion he became the master of Delhi after the war in Panipat in 1526. Baber fell seriously sick and died in 1530. His son Humayun…
al-Din Muhammad Babur fig1 the founder of Mughal empire -he’s also Timur’s relative- was invited to India by Daulat Khan Lodhi and Ala al-Din -who were relatives and most importantly rebellions to Ibrahim Lodi the Sultan of Delhi- to invade the Lodi empire. Zahir had a small army but with help of his excellence in war strategies and the advantage of superior cavalry tactics and firearms, he defeated the last of the sultans, Ibrahim Lodi in the first battle of Panipat in 21st of April 1526. Post…
During the recent Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan, the father of the late Humayun Khan, gave a speech addressing the continued hate coming from presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Khan addresses the constant bashing of the Muslim people and other minorities, and even asks for him to “look for the words liberty and equal protection of law” in the U.S. Constitution.
During his speech, Khan addressed the sacrifices his family made in a “nation where they were free to be themselves and…
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