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By Andre Wink

Widely considered as the best of the Mughal emperors, Jalal ad-Din Akbar (1542-1603) was once an impressive army tactician and well known demagogue. Ascending to the throne on the age of 13, he governed for part a century, accelerated the Mughal empire, and left at the back of a legacy to rival his notorious ancestors Chinggis Khan and Timur. during this lucid biography, Andre Wink offers glimpses into Akbar’s everyday life and highlights his contribution to new tools of imperial keep watch over and record-keeping. Andre Wink is Professor of historical past on the college of Wisconsin-Madison.

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