The Mughal Throne : The Saga of India's Great Emperors Paperback
A history of the great Mughal rulers of India, one of the world's greatest empires. In December 1525 Babur, the great grandson of the Mongol conqueror Tamberlaine, crossed the Indus river into the Punjab with a modest army and some cannon.
At the battle of Panipat five months later he routed the mammoth army of the Afghan ruler of Hindustan.
Mughal rule in India had begun. It was to continue for over three centuries, shaping India for all time.
Full of dramatic episodes and colourful detail, THE MUGHAL EMPIRE tells the story of one of the world's great empires.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages, 8, 1 maps
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 05/02/2004
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780753817582
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Review by RajivC
This is a marvellous book. I like the way in which he has written the book, as he brings the old, dead Emperors back to life. This was truly the last, in a sense, golden age of India.What he does, is to present the emperors as people. People who lived, grew and developed in India. He does present a more nuanced few of Aurangzeb than is presented in school text books, and also analyses the demise of the Mughal Empire extremely well. It is indeed a saga, where nothing could be taken for granted, and where accession to the throne was fraught with danger. Yet, despite Hindu fundamentalists, they left something lasting for India. This is their gift, and this is what he talks about.