Author: P N OakTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Jagmohanraw BhattPublisher: Hindi Sahitya SadanYear: 2006Language: HindiPages: 359ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The Present day historians consider Akbar as a great Moghul emperor. The author of this book questions this view. He quotes innumerable incidents and deeds of the so called great emperor and proves that Akbar was the greatest rogue. A well documented work worth reading.In the preface to his eight-volume critical study of mediaeval Muslim chronicles a well-known historian, the late Sir H M Elliot observes that the history of the Muslim era in India is an impudent and interested fraud.This book does not claim to be a complete chronological narrative of Akbar's life or reign. It deals with Akbar's historical role with a difference. The scope of this book is limited to forcefully impressing on all concerned that Akbar's image projected through official dossiers, institutional literature and academic text books is totally unwarranted and far removed from facts.
PREFACEThe Need for ReassessmentA Chronology of Akbar's ReignAkbar's Vicious EnvironmentAkbar's BarbaritiesImmoralityDrink and Dope AddictionThe So-called Marriages were Blatant AbductionsConquestsThe Plunder EconomyThe Chaotic AdministrationAkbar's MilitaryTaxesGreedPersonality and Nature>TreacheryHypocrisyFaminesFanaticismMalpracticesRevolts GaloreBuildingsDin-e-IlahiLustreless GemsScribesAkbar Tomb is a Hindu PalaceBibliographyErrataIndexOther Books by the AuthorReviews and ReactionsAn Appeal to the Reader