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Few Interesting Facts on Akbar....

Post by --sumana13-- on 2013-08-21, 16:39

Akbar did not have many daughters with Jodha. They couldn't bore a child for many years after their marriage. That is why the king himself walked to the darga of Shaikh Salim Chisti . Later when Jehangir was born Akbar named him after the famous sage, Nuruddin Salim Jahangir.
Plus Akbar was the first emperor to abolish the ritual of "sati" in hinduism.

It is a wellknown fact that even though Akbar had three chief queens- Ruqqaya Sultan Begum, Salima Banu Begum and Jodhabai ( Mariam-uz-zamaani as she was known in the palace), Jodha was his favourite queen and the mother of his heir Jehangir.

Just after the declaration of Akbar as a king, Hindu samrat Hemu attacked the mughals and defeated them. But later with the help of Bairam Khan, Akbar was able to defeat him in Second Battle of Panipat.

Having spent most of his childhood in exile and also being dyslexic, Akbar could read and write but he had a flair for learning and art. He always used to remain in the company of intellectuals and religious leaders.

Another attribute of the persona of Akbar was his fearlessness due to which he became a hunter. His courage made hunting a passion for him and his derived great pleasure from hunting.

As an individual, Akbar always promoted and propagated an ethical way of living life. He was very progressive in his thought as it is evident from his views on child marriage. Akbar vehemently opposed the idea of child marriage and also opposed the social norm which prevented widows from getting remarried.


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