Author: G B Malleson
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129106973
Babar was the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India, but he transmitted to his successors only the idea of mere conqueror. It was Akbar, his grandson, who recognized the need for a union in the interests of the conqueror and the conquered for the foundation of a powerful empire. An empire which, rooted in the people’s hearts and minds, would take strength from, but not be dependent on the personality of the ruler.
Malleson’s Akbar is a colourful biography of a forward-thinking and multi-faceted leader, skillfully drawing on the accounts of historians of Akbar’s era. It paints a fascinating picture of the great ruler’s life and the tumultuous times he lived in; it also provides an insight into the powerful ideals by which he governed, and with which he shaped one of the greatest empires in Indian history.
The Family and Early Days of Babar
Babar Conquers Kabul
Babar’s Invasions of India
The Position of Babar in Hindustan
Humayun and the Early Days of Akbar
Humayun Invades India. His Death
Akbar’s fight for his Father’s Throne
General Condition of India in the Middle of the Sixteenth Century
The Tutelage under Bairam Khan
Chronicle of the Reign
The Principles and Internal Administration of Akbar