Posted on: 1 November 2012

Digital Rare Book:
AURANGZIB and the decay of the Mughal Empire
By Stanley Lane-Poole
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1901

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Prince Aurangzeb
Deccan Plateau, 1653 - 1655

Aurangzeb, the third son of the emperor Shah Jahan, appears in court dress behind a draped balcony, as though appearing ceremonially at a palace jharoka window. This portrait was probably painted by a Mughal-trained artist working in the Deccan, where Aurangzeb served as viceroy (1636-1644) and later as governor (1653-1657). In 1658 Aurangzeb would depose his father and succeed him as the emperor Alamgir.

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The link for the 'read book online' seems to be wrong. On clicking it opens ASI's bibi-ka-maqbara.

Thanking you so much for this book by STANLEY LANE-POOLE. I have been looking for this book for a long time.

Thanks Arindam! Have posted the correct link now.

Amazing clarity of detail...even the hair in the ear, the badge on the