Q. Consider the following authors and their works:
Author Work
1. Abul Fazal– Ain-i-Akbari
2. Abdul Hamid Lahori – Akbar Nama
3. Muhammad Kazim– Alamgir Nama
Which of the above given pair is/are correctly matched?

[A] 2 and 3 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3 only

Answer: C

Persian, Sanskrit and regional languages developed during the Mughal rule.  

  • Persian was the language of administration in Mughal Empire and the Deccan states.  
  • It influenced even the Rajput states where Persian words were used in administration.  
  • Abul Fazal patronised by Akbar compiled the history of Akbar in Akbar Nama and described Mughal administration in his work Ain-i-Akbari.  
  • The Ain-i-Akbari is commendable for its interest in science, statistics, geography and culture.  
  • Akbar Namah was emulated by Abdul Hamid Lahori and Muhammad Waris in their joint work Padshah Nama, a biography of Shah Jahan.  
  • Later Muhammad Kazim in his Alamgir Nama, a work on the reign of the first decade of Aurangzeb, followed the same pattern. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.