or Memoirs of Jahangir
Edited By Henry Beveridge
December 2003, Reprint of the 1909 Edition
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers
315 pages, 5 ¾" x 8 ¾"
Emperor Nur-ud-din Jahangir hails from the illustrious Babur family. The memoir-writing trend descended to Babur down from his great ancestor, Amir Timur. In spite of his varied preoccupations in battles and other political knottings, Babur had well afforded to roll out his memoirs which outline more vividly as compared to that of his ancestors. Jahangir kept up to the scene as the "Ruling Soul" for a long duration of twenty-two years.
The incentive of carrying on his memoirs ended in the seventeenth year of his rule for break down in his health after which they were continued by Mu'tamad Khan till the nineteenth year of Jahangir's power, under his pseudonym. The memoirs were conclusively written out in the narrative of Iqbal-Nama of which Mu'tamad Khan was the distinguished author. The present memoirs give a lively picture of India in the early decades of the seventeenth century, and are a valuable supplement to the Akbarnama and other such writings of the time.
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