New facets of the Mughals

Print edition : May 27, 2016

A portrait of Akbar.

A portrait of Jahangir. Having inherited the master imperial copy of Akbar's "Ramayana", Jahangir called the book "beyond comprehension".

Tansen and Akbar (in disguise) visit Swami Haridas in Brindavan. Akbar considered himself to be the ruler of all, not just Muslims. Photo: Courtesy : National Museum

The book frees Mughal history of preconceived notions and carefully brings out the strands of pluralism that helped weave the Mughal fabric.
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