Shah-i-Bekhabar

Bahadur Shah the seventh Mughal emperor of India, ruled from 1707 until his death in 1712. Born Mu’azzam, Shah was the third son of Aurangzeb with his Muslim Rajput wife Nawab Bai and the grandson of Shah Jahan. Continue reading “Shah-i-Bekhabar”

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Rajm Nama

The Razmnamah (Book of War) is a Persian translation of the Mahabharata. In Persian, “Razm” means “war” and “nama” means “tale” or “epic”; the name Razmnamah, therefore, means a tale of war. In 1574 Akbar started a Maktab Khana or a house of translation works in Fatehpur Sikri. He endorsed the work to a few officials to make translations of the Sanskrit books Rajatarangini, Ramayana and Mahabharata into the Persian language. Continue reading “Rajm Nama”