Synopsis by Alice Day
Akbar's son, Jahangir ruled from 1605 to 1627, and took over the reins of an empire steadied by his father's extraordinary leadership. His tolerant religious views kept the kingdom stabilized, and he is responsible for the first of the palaces and mosques which mark the flowering of architecture that came with the rule of the Moghuls. Jahangir hired Persian architects to design and build magnificent gardens and structures, and commissioned works of art as well. Great Moghuls: Jahangir includes a description of the world of Moghuls by Sir Thomas Roe, the first English ambassador to India.