Ain i akbari is the book written by abul fazal,one of the member in nine gems in akbar's court.this is an part of akbarnama which throws a light on akbar's conquests,religious policy,administration,etc.
Akbar ordered one of his close friends and courtiers, abul fazl to write a three volume. history of akbar's reign tittled akbar nama . the first volume dealt with akbar's ancestors and the second volume recorded the events of akbar's reign .the third volume is ain I akbari which deals with akbar's administration ,household , army ,the revenues and the geography of his empire . it also provides rich details about traditions and culture of people living in india,the most interesting aspect is about its rich statiscal details about things as diverse as crops , yields , prices , wages and revenues