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The Emperor Akbar (Volume 2); A Contribution Towards the History of India in the 16th Century (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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The Emperor Akbar (Volume 2); A Contribution Towards the History of India in the 16th Century (Paperback): Graf Von F a Noer,...

The Emperor Akbar (Volume 2); A Contribution Towards the History of India in the 16th Century (Paperback)

Graf Von F a Noer, Friedrich Christian Charles August

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Overthrow and Death of the Pretender of Gujrdt. The struggle on which Akbar is now about to enter differs from those recently described. It is no revolution, though revolutionary vassals took part in it; no Fronde, such as was the revolt in Bengal; it was, in spite of the fact that many of Akbar's antagonists were urged by the barest self interest, a legitimist war such as was fought out in the last century at Culloden. Although the heart kindles easily in such a cause, Muzaffar Shah Gujrati should stir in posterity even less sympathy than does Charles Edward. Gujrat had been governed by independent kings from time immemorial down to about 1297, fiQ7 TT at which date it was incorporated with the Dihli empire. It recovered its freedom in the 15th century and, until the reign of Humayun, was ruled by its own princes who were now Muhamma- dans. In 1534, it was occupied by Huma- 941 H. yun or one vear an(j agajn in 1555; Ak- 98o H. bar renewed his father's conquest with stronger hand and more lasting supremacy in 1572. But love of independence survived all changes and, whether clinging to their earlier faith or converts to Islam, the people were always ready to draw the sword in the cause of a hereditary claimant to thethrone. Any popular rising was favoured by the geographical isolation of the peninsula of Surashtra (Ka- t'hiwar) which is connected with the mainland only by the neck of land which lies between the mouth of the Sabarmati and the south-east corner of the Ran of Kachh. Full of mountains, forests and warlike men, this ocean-girdled tract was a fortress from which sally was easy and in which it "was facile to recruit a vanquished army. The mainland of the kingdom and that round which turned the earlier portion of the war about to be...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Graf Von F a Noer • Friedrich Christian Charles August
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-7974-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-7974-7
Barcode: 9781458879745

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