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Especially, the feelings, loneliness of Shahjahan is written in a great manner and that’s what demanding of this book. Empire of the Moghul.

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The life of Jahanara highlights the rurherford of most girls born in the royal family. It is the most sad and heart stirring story and worst part is it is true. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. To help us get inside the heads of the founders of the Moghul dynasty for our fiction quintet ‘Empire of the Moghul’, we’ve read all the chronicles of the time.

Raiders from the North, review”. The emperor Shah Jahan was a huge disappointm Overall this book was great. Author also describes the conniving,infamous and rebellious emperor Aurangzeb, who executed his own brothers and ended Shah Jahan’s reign by confining him in the fort of Agra.

Empire of the Moghul Book 1 Hardcover: Our Rajput leaders were brave but knew little about modern warfare, and could not present a United resistance and therefore offered little resistance.

A well-constructed novel that leaves you wondering which son will succeed unless you know the history. Having read about the Mughals in school history and then through other historical books, I never tire of reading about this magnificent dynasty. One cannot but wonder what if Shah Jahan spent more amounts of time with his sons, all of them, with nearly equal times?

That would have made a far more interesting story. Waiting for the serpent to spread the poison and take the throne for themselves.

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. A bit more detail into why they hate each other so much would have helped provide a good counterpoint to the emperor’s conviction that blood brothers should live in harmony.


The fact that almost all of it is real and not formulaic f Of all the books in this series, this is probably the best. The series consists of six volumes covering the rise and height of the Moghul Empire in medieval India. His love towards his wife Mumtaz Mahal, their strong bond and compassion towards each other is epicenter of the book followed by his mourning for Mumtaz after her death and construction of the illustrious Taj Mahal.

By the time Aurangzeb came to power following a bloody and long military coup, Shah Jahan had lost his empire and his family.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I thank the author for his mlghul research that allow us to take a very believable look into the mindset of our Muslim conquerors.

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The life rafts washed overboard and the superstructure iced up like the inside of an old fridge, putting us in danger of capsizing. One of the reasons is that it has all the drama that a playwright can imagine. The strength of this novel is not the story but the colorful depiction of savage leaders building voracious empires. However, this is good historical fiction. Then there is if Taj Mahal. Rurherford to Read saving…. He ranks among the greatest Moghuls.

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Much has been written about the Mughal dynasty and it’s impact on India. Ships from and sold by turtlerun. Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. However, this is good historical fiction.

Even though omitting some happenings the author have tried his level best to squeeze the maximum fruit from it. Ultimately,the death of sons,plight of Shah jahan and oath of Aurangazeb as the sixth Moghul emperor is really pathetic. Like all the other four books in the series, this one too, does not disappoint. The story has sufficient glimpses of the lavish Moghul life led by Shah Jahan in Agra along with his wife Mumtaz Mahal to keep the readers hooked.


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Over the years we’ve also retraced the steps of the Moghuls from the Ferghana Thf in Kyrgyzstan — home to the first Moghul emperor, the boy-king Babur — to Iran and to the blue domes and minarets of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, across the red deserts to the Oxus River, over the Hindu Kush to Kabul and Afghanistan and down through the Khyber Pass to the plains of northern India.

The atrocities and treason by Aurengazeb are typically garnished by finely refined words. It might not equal the technicalities and details given in narrative non-fiction, but it gives you a juicy story that is historically and factually accurate and comprehensive.

All of which keep the reader engrossed till the unfortunate end. We had to dodge FARC guerrillas, Colombian paramilitaries and the deadly fer de lance snake, in the latter case wading waist high in rivers — our guide claimed snakes can’t bite and swim at the same time! Though merciful to his siblings, their recurrent treachery forces Humayun to exile Askari and Kamran via a hajj to Meccawith Kamran being blinded on Humayun’s orders.

This book and the entire series is a must-read for people who like history, historical novels, etc. Customers who bought this item also bought. What if Shah Jahan had recognized that Aurangzeb was becoming less tolerant towards other religions and had spent time to counter it?

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Worth a read if not for the pleasure of the vision it provides, surely for the beautiful way it brings to life Mughal history. I didn’t like how they glossed over Babur’s relation with Baburi. The Mughals also had an interesting philosophy about their claims for succession to the throne which went – Takht ya Takhta moghup which literally meant the rutherfird or the coffin and almost every Mughal child came to adulthood subscribing to this ideology.