Akbar’s India

by Marcia Thompson

 Akbar’s India tells the story of Akbar (emperor of India 1556 -1605) through eight paintings. The paintings were selected from many produced in his workshops to tell the story of his remarkable reign.

The book was written and the different exercises were devised to encourage children to give the pictures more than a cursory glance – to help them see the hidden history, the drama, the stories behind them.

The last section of the book labelled “for the especially curious” gives information, sometimes quite lengthy, about matters just touched on or not mentioned in the first section.


ISBN: 978-1-911221-25-8
Publication date:  20 October 2019
Format: Paperback 280mm x 216 mm
Pages: 56 pp

SKU: 9781911221258 Categories: , ,


Akbar’s India tells the story of the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s life (1556–1605) through eight miniature paintings. The book is presented in two sections: the first, the main body, is made up of eight double-page spreads showing miniature paintings from the time with accompanying text. Medallions cut from the paintings surround the text with encouragement for the children to match them to the painting. At the bottom of the page below the text there is a list of further items for them to find.

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