Akbar and the Rise of the Mughal Empire

Akbar and the Rise of the Mughal Empire

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Author: G B Malleson
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 204
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