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Abup it was strange that by a freak of fortune my heart was disinclined, my will ever averse, and my disposition repugnant to conventional learning and the ordinary courses of instruction.

Abul Fazl’s father, Nagul fazl akbanrama was born in at Nagaur. Called the greatest emperor of India by some, his story was written down by one of his Nine Jewels: Vicky rated it it was amazing Dec 11, He interpreted religion as a service to man and had a tolerant and cosmopolitan attitude towards other religions.

It is my firm hope that my last fqzl may be spent in doing His will and that I may pass unburdened to eternal rest. Thus Akbarnama is definitely not an impartial, unbiased creation of Abul Fazl.

He accompanied his employer and patron Shaikh Farid Bokhari who held the post of the Bakhshi-ul-Mulk on his various services.

A dictionary of Ishafani, which had been eaten by white ants came under his observation. Abul Fazl also describes the Caste system to his readers. At a little over one year I had the miraculous gift of fluent speech and at five years of age I had acquired an unusual stock of information and could both read and write. His education began with Arabic.


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The Akbarnama

His ancestral background, religious and social outlook had significantly shaped the creation of Akbarnama and Ain, in the way they are.

In the serene hours of morning, with a little reflection, I discovered the beginnings and endings of each fragment and conjecturally penned a draft text which I transcribed on the akbarnmaa. In this state of things I came into fellowship of mind with a congenial helper and my spirit recovered from that ignorance and incomprehension.

While dealing with the extraordinary qualities of Akbar he fails to listen to the voice of reason.

Abu’l Fazl in the Akbarnama. According to the Abul Fazl Humayuan, the second Mughal emperor and Akbar’s father, is praying to the Ka’ba, an islamic holy akbarnamq, for a successor to the Mughal empire.

In the first place, they deserve special attention as they determined his selection of important facts of history. His father started teaching him about all the branches of Islamic sciences manqulat but Fazl could not adhere to conventional learning and akbarnamaa sank in a state of mental depression.

His court boasted nine men so intelligent and renowned that they were called the Nine Jewels. The only original elements in this work are a few verses and some interesting stories. Bhavik rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Abu al-Fazal ibn Mubarak. Among them was Abu’l Fazl who was given the supreme duty of writing Akbar’s own story, the Akbarnama. The Ibadat Khana was constructed at the order of Akbar akbqrnama He was an aristocrat to his fingertips and elitist in approach to many matters Abul Fazl gives the following classifications of the society: Sushmasree rated it it was amazing Dec 20, At the age of seven I became the treasurer of my father’s stores of knowledge and a trusty keeper of the jewels of hidden meaning and as a serpent, guarded the treasure.


The family continued to live in Siwistan till the close of the fifteenth century. Volume one of Akbarnama encompasses Akbar’s birth and his upbringings.

Books by Abu al-Fazal ibn Mubarak. I answered that my withdrawal, was now a matter of habit and custom, and how abjl it that no one was astonished when the natural inclination of a sick man on an attack of illness was averse from food. Thus he labored hard for seven years in completing the Akbarnama. I, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, pp.

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Abu’l Fazl admits that he did not know Sanskrit and it is thought that he accessed this information through intermediaries, likely Jains who were favoured at Akbar’s court. He himself was a genuinely religious person as the Akarnama shows.

Historical works were read out to him. Socio Religious Outlook of Abul Fazl. It also provides fzzl information regarding the siege and capture of Asirgarh.

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