Q18. Consider the following statements regarding the literary work Akbar Nama:
1. Ain-i-Akbari was written by Abul Fazl as part of Akbar Nama.
2. The first and third parts of Akbar Nama provide a historical narrative like birth of Akbar, the history of Timur’s family and the reigns of Babur and Humayun and the Suri Sultans of Delhi.
3. Ain-i Akbari, the second part was organized as a compendium of imperial regulations and a gazetteer of the empire.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
Exp: Statement 1 is correct: The Ain-i Akbari of Abu’l Fazl Allami was the culmination of a large historical, administrative project of classification undertaken by Abu’l Fazl at the order of Emperor Akbar. It was completed in 1598, the forty- second regnal year of the emperor, after having gone through five revisions. The Ain was part of a larger project of history writing commissioned by Akbar. This history, known as the Akbar Nama, comprised three books.
Statement 2 is incorrect: The first two parts of Akbar Nama provided a historical narrative and not the first and third part of it.
Statement 3 is incorrect: The Ain-i Akbari, the third book (Not the second), was organized as a compendium of imperial regulations and a gazetteer of the empire. The Ain gives detailed accounts of the organization of the court, administration and army, the sources of revenue and the physical layout of the provinces of Akbar’s empire and the literary, cultural and religious traditions of the people.