Author: Francois Bernier
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175361859
An unrivalled source-material on the condition of India during the reign of Shahjahan.
This book is translated from the original French and gives a vivid description of political intrigues and battles for the throne among Shahjahan's children - Dara, Sujah, Aurangzeb and Morad. The original author was as physician and companion of Danishmand Khan, and it was written in Delhi in July 1663.
It is the only authentic source of information which an eye witness can afford as well as being the testimony of an European who dealt with subjects like reception of diplomats, upbringing of princes, courage of women, beauty of Kashmiri women, price of wine, living condition in Agra and Delhi, wealth of the Moguls etc.