Ira Mukhoty is the author of Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History, and Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire. She has two degrees in Natural Sciences and has studied in Delhi and Cambridge. While living in Delhi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, she developed an interest in the evolution of mythology and history and its relevance to the status of women in India. Ira is particularly interested in the way history is manipulated to suit changing narratives and the need to reclaim lost stories. A particular concern is to present historical non-fiction in an accessible way for a lay-audience. She is currently working on her 3rd project, a biography of Akbar the Great.
THE GREAT MUGHAL - THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
Abu’l Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, the third Mughal emperor, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rulers in India’s history. During his reign, the Mughal Empire was one of the wealthiest in the world, and covered much of the Indian subcontinent. Although there are dozens of books on the empire, there are surprisingly few full-length accounts of its most remarkable emperor, with the last major study having been published over two decades ago. In Akbar: The Great Mughal, this outstanding sovereign finally gets his due, and the reader gets the full measure of his extraordinary life.
Subtitle: THE GREAT MUGHAL – THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
Author: IRA MUKHOTY