Nine Gems Of Moghul King
India's perverted history has striven hard to depict alien rulers as benign and civilized personalities. Akbar has been thus compared with the great Hindu king Vikramaditya. It is well known that Vikramaditya had nine gems (meaning scholars such as Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti, etc.) in his court. And ergo, Akbar too was endowed with nine gems. In reality they were third rate people like Todarmal, Abul Fazl, Faizi, Shah Mansur, etc. In fact, Akbar was fully aware of the true merits of these gems; he considered them idiots. In one of his characteristic remarks Akbar had said about his gems: "It was the grace of Allah that I found no capable minister otherwise people would have considered that my measures had been devised by them."