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Islam places parents and sibling in very high esteem and his behaviour as shown is despicable. Could they match and surpass such a timeless monument the great Taj represents?

I can’t wait to get to the next in this series! This website uses cookies. The episode of the scarring of Jahanara is narrated with sensitivity. Pages with related products. Books by Alex Rutherford. Get to Know Us. But the strict interpretation of Islam that Aurangzeb held so dear in his heart is finding increasing echo in large swaths of the world more zlex years after the last Great Mughal has been laid to rest. Every detail has been covered with ruhterford care and Alex Rutherford has nailed this one to perfection.

Jun 08, Sahil Pradhan rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has occurred to me that even though I knew something of the Moghul Empire I was unware of the individual emperors and their family rivalries and personal stories. Even though alec some happenings the author have tried his level best to squeeze the maximum fruit or it.


He was nothing like the khurram I read about in the Tainted throne. Book also highlights the family relations that eventually bites the dust, coloured with blood. Author has done justice to his life.

Humayun spends the next fifteen years rebuilding his strength, partly with Persian aid. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom. The rest of course is mogul. The story starts by with the death of Mumtaz Mahal rutherforv the birth gaurahara and then follows up to the ups and lows and struggles in building a kingdom, mausoleum and even the struggle with both insiders and outsiders.

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All of which keep the reader engrossed till the unfortunate end. Aug 22, Hozefa Ranapurwala rated it it was amazing.

Indian history, culture and art will not be complete without the contributions of the Mughals. Our Rajput leaders were brave but knew little about modern warfare, and could not present a United resistance empirf therefore offered little resistance. One of the them will be serpent in the hiding waiting for the opportunity.

The Serpent’s Tooth

Rutherford, in spite of the writing, does provide a very interesting sketch of Babur’s character. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Ruler of the World. Akbara bold ruler, faced many problems to control a vast kingdom. I felt a sense of great loss then, chiding and accusing myself of lax and negligence towards my ales. At a terrible cost. I didn’t like how they glossed over Babur’s relation with Baburi.

Empire of the Moghul Series

What I really love about the story is that it hardly deviates from actual events as the story is more or less based on facts. That one empiire change in how the relationship is portrayed made me question the authenticity rutherrford most projected in the book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. As much as we Hindus may dislike this part of our history, the fact is that Babur was no worse a human being than Sultan Ibrahim whom he replaced.


Clearly, given the absence of all information, there are some leaps of faith required and made by the author but none that deviates from seemingly the truth or an approximation thereof.

History is useless unless it guides our steps in our journey into the future.

Now I hope that Alex Rutherford comes out with the sixth book in the series featuring the stern, austere Aurangzeb who is often portrayed as a religious bigot.

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This comes back to haunt him after his sons become grown men. Without a doubt, it can be easily described as one of the best descriptions of Moghul era in modern times.

This series is best suited for people who hated studying history in school. 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.

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