From Library Journal
Jahangir, fourth Moghul emperor of India (r. 1605-1627), kept a personal record of his reign. While battles, intrigues, etc., form a major portion of the work, Jahangir also recorded his fascination with the natural history, customs, and peoples of India. The book was produced under the auspices of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Sackler Gallery, an arrangement that allowed the publisher to supplement the text with approximately 100 illustrations of miniature paintings, objects d'art, and photographs of sites noted in the text. Unfortunately, one quarter of the miniature painting reproductions are black and white, and many are reduced to such a small size that details are difficult to perceive. Still, the work is a basic text for the study of the period, and libraries collecting in this area that don't have a copy will want this handsome edition.ADonald Johnson, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Minneapolis
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