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.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:
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