The Travels of Ibn Battuta

The Travels of Ibn Battuta

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...this circumstance. Abul Fazl speaks of this event in the following terms: JjtSJ sjj sj LUU IILL Jj ufiAfcTj vsXji JJiSjjj tjj jjj jsr T jJtijL j cliijj jj ijij) L-j te-J I-sj t/i jjji gu. Ay Jjyv j ijj.AW jji Jj db yji uUf fjije. JhAyi. ui=f. Jt-J "Having arranged matters in Bengal, he came to Dehli. Mohammed Khan, his son, at the head of a party in Dehli, built a palace in three days, and with much solicitation got the Sultan to come to it. The roof, however, fell in, and his matters were brought to a conclusion; and although Zia Barnl labours to give a good name to this prince, yet to have built such a receptacle, and to have used such diligence to get the Sultan to it, must bring to mind the badness of his character." (A-mi Akbari.) This Zia Barni, it should be remembered, was a favourite with Mohammed Shah, and wrote his history under the immediate inspection of Mohammed's son Firoz Shah, as the author of the Tabakati Akbari has judiciously remarked. There can be no doubt, therefore, that Ibn L'atuta's account of this event is the true one. An account of this transaction, similar to those above given, is also found in the jL Maathari Rahlmi, by Abd El Baki. Mohammed, very much feared lest he should be appointed successor to the throne. When, therefore, the different orders, as well as those who had come to welcome the Sultan, had concluded the banquet, the elephants were presented before him: but, when the elephant's foot came in contact with the place appointed, down came the palace upon the head of the Sultan Toglik, his favourite son, and the courtiers who were assembled before him, and all perished. Mohammed, the present Emperor, accordingly took possession of the throne, having more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236794974
  • 9781236794970