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Cover: The History of Akbar, Volume 2, from Harvard University PressCover: The History of Akbar, Volume 2 in HARDCOVER

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The History of Akbar, Volume 2

Abu'l-Fazl

Edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston

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HARDCOVER

$32.95 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674504943

Publication Date: 01/05/2016

Academic Trade

592 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

8 maps

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As with the first volume, the second volume is readable and interesting, with many tidbits that delight the reader… All in all, the second volume of The History of Akbar is an interesting and valuable primary source narrative on the origins of one of history’s most consequential empires.—Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

Praise for The History of Akbar:

We can only welcome an undertaking like the Murty Classical Library of India, which intends to inject fresh blood directly into the circulatory system of the English language. Any intelligent reader cannot fail to be favorably impressed in the presence of the variegated offerings of the series’ first titles… The Murty Classical Library offers a surprising array of texts that are in any case capable of broadening the all-too-restricted horizons of the average Western reader.—Roberto Calasso, The New York Review of Books

The [Murty Classical Library of India] aims to make Indian literature accessible to a wide audience, so that ever larger circles of individuals can discover the history, philosophy, and drama of India. As the volume of this library that I read, The History of Akbar (Volume 1) proved, the Murty Library has succeeded in its goal of sharing valuable knowledge and providing interesting insights on India… This particular volume provides valuable insight into both the history and historiography of the Mughals.—Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

At a time when Hindutva historians are eager to distort the history of Muslim invasions in order to deepen religious cleavages and consolidate vote banks, [Abu’l-Fazl’s] elaboration of Akbar’s legacy as a tolerant Muslim ruler of a non-Muslim majority is an important reminder of how Indian society has evolved.—Pragya Tiwari, India at LSE blog

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