| dheritage and conservation

UNRAVELLING THE ENIGMA
BOOK REVIEW: THE PLANETARY KING | HUMAYUN PADSHAH | INVENTOR AND VISIONARY ON THE MUGHAL THRONE
Review by Rabindra J. Vasavada
LA 74
A well researched book brings to light new knowledge about Mughal Emperor Humayun, his travels, imperial life, achievements in administration and governance and his significant role in diverse creative fields related to nature, space and culture and his larger vision. The work plays an important role in redefining the Emperor’s place in the history of Mughals.
   Rabindra J. Vasavada reviews the scholarly work.
This is an important work on the history of the Mughal Dynasty and its architecture in India. The book is as monumental in historical writing on the subject as is Humayun’s Tomb to the Mughal architecture. In that sense it is filling a gap in writings on Humayun which exist as he was the second dynasty after Babur but was not fully in command I initially and had faced defeat so not as successful an emperor in his initial stage of Mughal dynasty and so not much attended by historians. However, in his later years and in his succession during Akbar’s regime he found huge importance as a man, the ruler and an important figure who supported art and culture in a manner which further strengthened the Mughal Empire.

 


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| heritage and conservation

UNRAVELLING THE ENIGMA
BOOK REVIEW: THE PLANETARY KING | HUMAYUN PADSHAH | INVENTOR AND VISIONARY ON THE MUGHAL THRONE
Review by Rabindra J. Vasavada


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| seeing the unseen

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