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From the raids of Timur, to the illustrious rule of Akbar and to the religious divide under Aurangzeb, this series takes no wrong step. The first in a compelling new series of novels, Raiders from the North tells the largely unknown story of the rise and fall of the Mogul dynasties. If the first volume is any indication, this series will conquer readers as utterly as a Moghul army. The second volume tells the story of HumayunBabur’s son and the second ruler of the Moghul Empire. This book quenches my thirst of knowing him and in the process tells a great story of love, loss, betrayal and greed.
Alex Rutherford does a great job bringing it to light with a fantastic rebelling. Author tried to give narration through Nicholas ballantyne eyes.
In an age when emperors took multiple wives — for both physical and diplomatic reasons — Shah Jahan had only one wife. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit rutherfotd kingdom.
The fact that almost all of it is real and not formulaic fiction makes it all the more fascinating. I have read extensively about Genghis Khan also on Tamerlane,so theree is hint of truth and description of the age is very good giving the appearence of of historic context. Empire of the Moghul 6 books. Honestly, the only reason I am still reading this series is because I have spent so much time and effort reading the books that I figured I might as well see it to the bitter end.
Empire of the Moghul Series by Alex Rutherford
History of India would surely have been very different. To ask other readers moghlu about The Serpent’s Toothplease sign up. He has simply taken into account all the research he has done alexx Moghul history this time and carefully selected the best out of the yhe to pen down an absolute beauty of a novel.
Mughal dynasty is fill with stories of brothers against brothers, warfare and bloodshed but before Shah Jahan it was never about son against father. On another occasion while researching our book on one of our favourite characters the buccaneer-naturalist William Dampier, ‘A Pirate of Exquisite Mind’, we set out in his footsteps to cross the Darien Isthmus in Panama with local Indian guides. As in the previous books the life of the Emperor with his family and the disputes arising due to the succession by “Throne or Coffin”, here its not half brothers at war within themselves but full brothers, leading to more bloodshed.
Author also describes the conniving,infamous mogyul rebellious emperor Aurangzeb, who executed his own brothers and ended Shah Jahan’s rutherfprd by confining him in the fort of Agra. Archived from the original on One of the them will be serpent in the hiding waiting for the opportunity. Empire of the Moghul on your Kindle in under a minute. The qualities of a hero, of how he stands strong through all the problems and how he fights for his rights, truly makes you enter into hero worshipping for Jahan.
This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. One of the seven wonders off the world. Aug 20, Bobby D rated it it was amazing. This was the first book I have read by this author.
But all of that is missing in the book – instead, it focuses on mostly Shah Jahan and his inability to deal with the loss of his wife. I have read extensively about Genghis Khan also on Tamerlane,so theree is hint of truth and description of the age is very good giving the appearence of of historic context.
Alex Rutherford does a great job bringing it to light with a fantastic rebelling. His sons pop up sometimes – abruptly and apparently with a lot of anger and mistrust, but there is little context given for why they hate each other. Not one to dwell on character intricacies nor language play, they stick to simple narrative form. Product details Hardcover Publisher: He ranks among the greatest Moghuls.
Even though omitting some happenings the author have tried his level best to squeeze the maximum fruit from it. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed ‘Raiders From the North’. I do not know how faithful he is to Baburnama.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. For those who want to know Shah Jahan the Man, Shah Jahan the Emperor who led campaigns from the front, Shah Jahan the Father, Shah Jahan and his political follies, and many other things — this is the book to read. The main reason I am disappointed is that this, like the story of Jahangir, is perhaps one of the most interesting periods in the history of the Moghuls, other than perhaps the actions of the Sayyid brothers.
I can’t wait to get to the next in this series!
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Again, the series has become little more than a chronicle of the struggle over succession. Newly crowned Jahangir has literally everything a king wants. Before Babur can summon enough warlords to declare him the rightful king, plots against his crown, even his life, are hatching.