The Emperor's Writings: Memories of Akbar the Great

At the age of 13, a young boy rose to the throne Humayun left behind, inheriting one of the largest empires of the time. He was guided by worthy teachers, and he learnt about statecraft and strategies from them. Eventually, he developed a centralised system of administration throughout the kingdom and began to absorb other city-states through marriage. For his guile and military prowess, he was called Shahanshah, the King of Kings. His court was the high seat of art, science and literature at the time. He gathered the best writers, artists, calligraphers and bookbinders to build a library of over 24,000 volumes. Despite the fact that several of his poets wrote about him, he never followed his ancestors’ footsteps in writing his own story. This is the autobiography Akbar the Great never wrote.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep... -Robert Frost

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