This paper looks back at the reign of Emperor Akbar with a fresh perspective of Big History. When one is undertaking such an endeavour, there is an apprehension of crossing rigid boundaries of disciplines that have been set. In this case, there is a tendency to adhere to the sensibilities of the ‘serious,’ traditional historian, but, most importantly, staying true to the methodology of the discipline, while taking the leap with a new perspective. So, interestingly enough, while this paper looks at some of the educational reforms brought about by Akbar (from the perspective of Big History), this paper itself becomes an exercise in Big History.
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