The correct answer is A. Akbar.
- “Yogavasistha” was a Hindu spiritual text traditionally attributed to Valmiki. It contains the discourses of sage Vasistha to prince Rama.
- The text was translated into Persian several times during the Mughal rule on orders of the Mughal emperors.
- Nizamuddin Panipati, on orders of Akbar, translated the text into Persian in the late 16th century. This translation is known as Jug-Basisht.
- Hence, option A is the correct answer.
- Yogavasistha is a Hindu spiritual text attributed to Valmiki containing discourses of Vasistha to Rama.
- It is associated with Advaita Vedanta philosophy and discusses illusion, non-duality, yoga, and liberation.
- It was translated into Persian multiple times during the Mughal rule on orders of Akbar, Jahangir and Dara Shikoh.
- Nizamuddin Panipati translated it during Akbar’s reign in late 16th century. His translation Jug-Basisht became popular in Persia.
- The text is dated between 11th-14th century CE and is considered one of the longest Sanskrit texts after Mahabharata.
- It emphasizes spiritual liberation and contains numerous stories and anecdotes to illustrate its teachings.