The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe | A Review

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The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe | A Review

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‘The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul’-A Review

“The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul” is a historical account of the journey of Sir Thomas Roe, an English diplomat, to the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the early 17th century. The book was first published in 1899 and was edited by William Foster, who translated the original manuscript from the British Library.

The book is an important source of information for scholars of Indian history and the history of the British Empire. It provides a detailed account of Roe’s journey from Surat to Agra and his interactions with the Mughal court. The book is divided into four parts, each providing unique insights into the culture, politics, and society of 17th-century India.

The first part of the book provides an overview of the political situation in India at the time of Roe’s journey. It gives an account of the various rulers of India, their alliances, and conflicts. Roe’s observations on the political situation of India are valuable for historians as they shed light on the power dynamics of the region during the early modern period.

The second part of the book describes Roe’s journey from Surat to Agra. It provides a vivid account of the people and places he encountered along the way. The descriptions of the landscape, climate, and people of India are detailed and provide a valuable source of information for historians.

The third part of the book is the most significant, as it provides an account of Roe’s interactions with the Mughal court. Roe spent several months at the court of Emperor Jahangir, where he was involved in negotiations for trade and other matters. His interactions with Jahangir and his courtiers provide valuable insights into the Mughal court and its functioning. Roe’s account of the courtly ceremonies, daily life, and the social norms of the court provides a unique glimpse into the world of the Mughal Empire.

The fourth and final part of the book provides a detailed account of Roe’s journey back to England. It includes his observations on the political situation of Persia, Turkey, and other countries he visited on his way back. It also provides insights into the difficulties he faced during his journey, including illness and hostile encounters with pirates.

Overall, “The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul” is an important historical document that provides a valuable source of information for scholars of Indian history and the history of the British Empire. Roe’s observations on the political situation, culture, and society of 17th-century India are detailed and offer a unique perspective on the region during this period. The book is also significant as it provides a first-hand account of the Mughal court and its functioning, making it an essential resource for scholars of the Mughal Empire. 0 0 0.

The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe A Review

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