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Akbar and His India
by Irfan Habib      (Author ALERT)

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ProductID: 8284 - Paperback - 315 Pages (Year: 2000/2005)
Oxford University Press ~ ISBN: 0195646320

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The 1992 national celebrations of the 450th birth anniversary of Akbar provided a much-needed impetus to research on Akbar and his times, and some of the results of such research are brought together in this volume.


This volume bears the imprint of a scholarship that has become unfashionable in these post-modern times. Collectively the articles provide the most authentic and representative statement on Akbar to date. - Parvathi Menon, Frontline

A Welcome volume, for no recent work has given much attention to the subjects considered here. - Catherine B Asher, The journal of Asian Studies

What the book does, it does very well and is marked by the thoroughness of scholarship and editing that characterize book the books of Habib. - Pratibha Iyer, Indian Review of Books

Can it be that Akbar was to India in the 16th century what Habib is to medieval Indian history today. - Sanjay Subrahmanyam, India Today

 Table of Contents

Editorial Note

* Akbar’s initial Encounters with the Chiefs: Accident vs. Design in the Process of subjugation - Ahsan Raza Khan
* Akbar and the Rajput Principalities: Integration into Empire - S Inyat A Zaidi
* Akbar’s Annexation of Singh – An interpretation - Sunita Zaidi
* The Mughal Annexation of Singh – A Diplomatic and Military History - Fatima Bilgrami
* Disappearance of Coin Minting in the 1580? - A Note on the Alf Coins - Najaf Haider
* Akbar’s Farmans – A Study in Diplomatic - Iqbal Husain
* Akbar’s Personality Traits and World Outlook–A Critical Appraisal - Iqtidar Alam Khan
* Akbar and the Jains - Pushpa Prasad
* Science and Superstition under Akbar and Jahangir: The observation of Astronomical Phenomena - Shireen Moosvi
* Scientific Concepts in Abu’l Fazl’s A in-i Akbari - Iqbal Ghani Khan
* Akbar and Technology - Irfan Habib
* Painting under Akbar as Narrative Art - Som Prakash Verma
* Revisiting Fatehpuri Sikri – An Interpretation of Certain Buildings - S Ali Nadeem Rezavi
* The Image of Akbar as a Patron of Music in Indo-Persian and Vernacular Sources - Francoise Nailini Delvoye
* The Perception of India in Akbar and Abu’l Fazl - M Athar Ali
* Middle Bengali :Literature: A Source for the Study of Bengal in the Age of Akbar - Aniruddha Ray
* The Sikh Movement During the Reign of Akbar - J S Grewal
* Akbar and Portuguese Maritime Dominance - K S Mathew


* A Farman of Akbar (1558) from the Period of Regency
* Three Early Farmans of Akbar, in Favor of Ramdas, the Master Dyer
* An Estimate of Revenues of the Decca Kingdoms, 1591
* A Dutch Memoir of 1603 on Indian Textile


* Muhammad Ghausi Shattari: Gulzar-i Abrar
* Arif Qandahari: Tarikh-i Akbari
* Shireen Moosvi Episodes in the life of Akbar
* John F Richards The Mughal Empire
* Sanjay Subrahmanyam Money and the Market in India
* Som Prakash Verma Mughal Painters and their Work
* Iqatidar H Siddiqui Sher Shah Sur and his Dynasty
* Sukumar Ray Bairam Khan
* Amina Okada Imperial Mughal Painters
* Margaret H Case Govindadeva: A Dialogue in Stone



 About the Author

IRFAN HABIB is a historian. He is the author of Agrarian System of Mughal India, 1556-1707; An Atlas of the Mughal Empire, and Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception. In the present series he has authored Prehistory (2001) and the Indus Civilization (2002), and been the co-author of The Vedic Age (2003).


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