Akbar. the Great Mogul 1542-1605
The discovery in a Calcutta library - of the tong-lost manuscript of the Mongolicae Legationis Coinentarius by Father A. Monserrate S. J. and the ptiblicion of a good edition of the text of that manuscriptvi AKBAR THE GREAT MOGUL by the Rev. [...] For help in providing or suggesting other illustrations acknowledgements are tendered to the Secretary of State for India in Council ; the Government of the United Provinces; of Agra and Oudh ; the Council of the Asiatic Society of Bengal the Curators of the Bodleian Library Oxford Oldham Esq. [...] The collection as a whole is said to be of slight value for the purposes of the historian.2 Examples of land-grants will be found in Modi's book on the relations of the Parsecs with Akbar.3 The lack of State Papers dealing with the reign of Akbar is not due to any failure of his to keep a record of his sayings and doings. [...] Nevertheless the Muhammadan histories in Persian are invaluable and must always be the foundation of the history of India from the time of the Muhammadan conquest to the beginning of the British period. [...] The fundamental authorities for the story of Akbar's life and reign must always be the Ain;i Akbari the works of the historians written in Persian and the accounts recorded by the Jesuit missionaries.