Lotus eater, opium addict, dissipate son of an ambitious king, history has unflattering things to say about Humayun. Though even while his father was alive, he was not entirely absent to his official duties. Now, at the helm of a young Empire still in the making, his weaknesses will force him into a corner, into exile. But he will make a remarkable comeback that even his well wishers couldn’t have predicted. Image: Humayun in a landscape setting, circa 1650.