Akbar

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: maps

Akbar

Andre Wink

In this lucid study, Andre Wink profiles the greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar.
Hardback
9781851686056 (1 Oct 2008)
RRP £30.00 / US$40.00

The Book

The greatest of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was a formidable military tactician and popular demagogue. Ascending to the throne at the age of thirteen, he ruled for half a century, expanded the Mughal empire, and left behind a legacy to rival his infamous ancestors Chinggis Khan and Timur. Renowned for his attempts to integrate the diverse religious heritage of India, he was a true polymath who although illiterate was widely active in a number of intellectual pursuits.





In this fascinating biography, Andre Wink provides glimpses into Akbar's daily life and highlights his contribution to new methods of imperial control, surveillance and record-keeping. Contrasting his reign with those of his nomadic Mongol ancestors, this lucid study is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of India and South Asia.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations maps

About the Author

Andre Wink is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.