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Title Ain-i-Akbari
Accession Number R6-C215
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name -
Object Type Manuscript
Main Material
Medium Illustrated Persian Manuscript
Author Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551-1602)
Provenance Mirza Said-ud-Din Khan of Loharu, 1908
Scribe Not known
Patron/Dynasty Akbar, Mughal Emperor (ruled 1556-1605)
Period / Year of Work AD
Subject Legal and statistical account of the Mughal Empira under Akbar
Language Persian
Script Nastaliq
Inscription Colophon:Nil
Number of folios 691
Number of Illustrations 10 illustrations & one seal
Dimensions 21x32cm,19 lines to a page.
Detailed Description Illustrated manuscript copy of Ain-i-Akbari by Abul Fazl,the court historian of Emperor Akbar. This fine copy was used by the eminent German Orientalist scholar, Dr Heinrich Blochmann (1838- 78) for his celebrated edition & translation of the monumental work.
Brief Description A well documented gazetteer giving a detailed statistical account of Emperor Akbar's reign & his imperial institutions.