François Bernier

François Bernier travelled to Egypt and to India, where he served as physician to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Back in France, he published the very successful Travels in Moghul India. Observations made during his residence in India laid the groundwork for his essay. He travelled to several parts of the country, wrote accounts and frequently compared what he saw in India. Dr. Farhat Nasreen from Jamia Millia Islamia University Delhi delves in to the travel accounts of François Bernier.