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Credits

We thank the Art & History Trust, scholars Laura Parodi and Anna Seastrand for sharing unpublished scholarship for this website, and the entire F|S staff, especially, Andrew Hare, Tim Kirk, Bruce Young, and Michael Wilpers for reading the emperors’ words, and intern Najiba Choudhury.

The excerpts from Mughal period sources appear in the following publications:

  • Allami, Abu’l Fazl. Akbar-nama. Translated by H. Beveridge. 3 vols. Reprint. Delhi, 1972–73.
  • The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor. Translated, edited, and annotated by Wheeler M. Thackston. Washington, DC, 1996.
  • The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India. Translated, edited, and annotated by Wheeler M. Thackston. Washington, DC, 1999.
  • Kanbo, Muhammad-Salih, ‘Amal-i Salih or Shahjahannama, revised Persian text edited by Wahid Quraishi, second edition, 3 volumes, Lahore, 1967-72.

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