Author: Jadunath Sarkar
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0861319672
The eighteen essays comprising this volume make a comprehensive study of the reign of the controversial Mughal emperor, Aurangzib.
The book explores the emperor's relationship with sons and daughters, treats in detail Aurangzib officers inroads into Bengal, Orissa and Chatgaon, and discusses two contemporary histories, commendable for their objectivity, by Bhimsen and Ishwar-das.
A discussion on the industry and foreign commerce of the time is followed by a commentary on the letters of Aurangzib, which were Jadunath Sarkar's main sources of historiography.