|Consider the following statements:|
|1. The Ain-i-Akbari is the third book in the Akbarnama written during the reign of the Mughal emperor, Akbar.|
|2. Abul Fazl was the author of the first two books of the Akbarnama, while Akbar was the author of the third.|
|3. The best known accounts of illustrated Mughal official reports are the Akbarnama and the Babamama.|
|Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) 1and 3
C) Only 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] Abul Fazl wrote the work between 1590 and 1596 and is thought to have been illustrated between c. 1592 and 1594 by at least forty-nine different artists from Akbar's studio. The work was commissioned by Akbar, and written By Abul Fazl, one of the Nine Jewels (Hindi: Navaratnas) of Akbar's royal court. It is stated that the book took seven years to be completed and the original manuscripts contained a number of paintings supporting the texts, and all the paintings represented the Mughal school of painting, and work of masters of the imperial workshop, including Basawan, whose use of portraiture in its illustrations was an innovation in Indian art.
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