Synopsis by Alice Day
The Emperor Humayun, son of Babur, was not a successful ruler, but had a great love of art and culture. At his death, his 13-year-old son Akbar became emperor. Akbar was regarded as one of the great rulers, not only of India, but for all time. Great Moghuls: The Young Akbar examines the many achievements of Akbar, who practiced religious tolerance, and, influenced by his father's example, supported the development of art and architecture. This series of programs looks at the marble palaces, water gardens, and other structures and monuments that emerged from the period of Moghul rule.