Akbar

Mughal Courtiers: the Favourites of Emperor Akbar

Akbar had the uncommon wisdom to keep a great many talented and capable men around him, many of whom became great friends of his. This intimate coterie of brilliant men led to myth of...

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer are the dichotomies in his character. Despite the many myths and legends around him, Akbar remains an enigmatic personality, profoundly difficult to categorize. One of the great...

5 Animals the Mughal Emperor Akbar loved

One of the first, vivid images of the early childhood of Akbar is of the young shahzaada running through the countryside of Kabul with a boisterous group of friends, chasing all the animals he...

Who was the Greatest Mughal Emperor?

When we run creative learning modules with Class 7, Mughal history is where they have the most fun! There are so many "big questions" to think about. This year our inquiry question was "Who...

A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year now - ever since I started following my friend Richa’s...

In Pictures: Christian Art in the Mughal Period

Jesuit missionaries were the first group of Europeans to visit the Mughal court. They initially arrived at the Portuguese colony of Goa in 1542; at the invitation of Akbar (r. 1556-1605), there were altogether...
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