Kidnapping of Amir Hamza: From the Hamzanama Hardcover by Mamta Dalal Mangaldas
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This is an exciting tale from the Hamzanama, a Persian epic. The brave warrior Hamza is kidnapped from the shores of the Caspian Sea by the evil Shahrashob and held captive in the kingdom of his arch enemy Malik Argus, the King of Takaw. The adventure takes us through the seas, via caravanserais and delightful gardens with chinar trees; on boats, magical horses and camels, recounting the events that lead to Hamza's victory over the wicked Malik Argus. A range of characters join hands in helping their beloved Amir Hamza. This tale was a favourite of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar. The lavish illustrations are from the Hamzanama that had taken nearly 100 artists over 15 years to prepare for the king.