Akbar a Mughal king [1543-1605] of India had nine brilliant courtiers “[Navratnas.]“He was wise and secular and had wives belonging to different religions.

This frog like picture was languishing in the computer, so I made use of it;with no relevance to the king.


Be topped with spires of intellect

Bedecked with gems fine

Bequeathed with radiance

Of the alluring nine.[a description of the King's court.]

The list of courtiers;

1. Effervescent with wit wisdom was the wise Birbal

2. The chronicler or of Akbar’s rule was Abul Fazl.

3. Faizi wrote verses in Persian, also a tutor to his son.

4. Tansen a classical singer

whose renderings could light up the land

or bring down a rain shower.

5. . Finance minister Raja Todar Mall

 Improving the Revenue system was his call.

6. Raja Man Singh a lieutenant so trusted

In many fronts he assisted.

7. Abdul Rahim Khan- I -Khan a poet

8. Advisors Fagir Aizoodin and 9.  Mullar Do Piaza

Were of cutting intellect.

The king it is said, was a dyslexic

he did not know to read or write

yet a connoisseur of culture and finesse

with his noble might.

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  • diamondpoet on Apr 21, 2010

    He may have not been able to read but he 9 noble men that would make sure that he was well informed I sure, that why they were his gems. good post.

  • Ruby Hawk on Apr 21, 2010

    With all the knowledgable people he had around, he must have been very well informed.

  • chayanika on Apr 21, 2010

    Thanks for sharing our history with the world :)

  • Lady Sunshine on Apr 21, 2010

    A king is nothing without his court. They are like jewels in his crown.

  • ken bultman on Apr 21, 2010

    What an entertaining way to educate. You are a poetic professor.

  • Vikram Chhabra on Apr 21, 2010

    Birbal was always my favorite..:)

  • Tulan on Apr 21, 2010

    Wonderful lesson.

  • sloanie on Apr 21, 2010

    Interesting and entertaining poem.
    I like too read stories about different cultures.

  • rizzei on Apr 21, 2010

    nice share ..i’ve learned somethin new ^_^

  • Wilbart26 on Apr 22, 2010

    I like it

  • diyakapoor on Apr 22, 2010

    its good to know about this

  • VTech on Apr 22, 2010

    excellent , thanks for sharing.

  • Starpisces on Apr 22, 2010

    what a cool poem you have written, Wonder and the picture is great.

  • T. S. GARP on Apr 23, 2010

    Very interesting!

  • drelayaraja on Apr 25, 2010

    Very informative post. Men with useful brain are really gems.

  • CA Johnson on Apr 25, 2010

    This was very interesting.

  • ronthoughts on Apr 25, 2010

    A very wise noble king. Well composed!
    SU ‘d!

  • sara20 on May 24, 2010

    Style your writing is good, you slaughter order method described in the article you have so much good information.

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  • aniket on Sep 15, 2011

    thanks to do my homework.

  • anannya on Sep 15, 2011

    is this aniket puri?well u did my hw to

  • sreeja sabu on Jan 2, 2013

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