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Jul 11, Hal Harker rated it it was amazing. Started with the second book. That would have made a far more interesting story. The fifth in the series, its about the Emperor Shah Jahan known for his love to Mumtaz and the monument thereafter.
Ruler of the World. It is one of those rare breeds that deserves the bestseller tag it has. One interesting narrative trick by the authors is the use of an English character Nicholas Ballantyne to describe much of the family and military conflict as viewed from the outside fighting on the losing side of the rebellion in support of Dara.
I read it as a work of fiction with brilliant narration to enjoy and not as a work of history to learn moghuul. The cover of the Tainted Throne.
Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth by Alex Rutherford – Books – Hachette Australia
Having lived in the Fergana Valley where Babur came from, I was very interested in learning more about the history of the region. From Publishers Weekly Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the first Moghul emperor, this first of five planned novels about the Moghul empire is heavier on history than plot.
Then there is the Taj Mahal. Set in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly ambitious enemies, Raiders from the North is historical adventure at its very best. This character helps because much of the actual history of this time was written by visiting Europeans. This book quenches my thirst of knowing him and in the process tells a great story of love, loss, betrayal and greed.
Trivia About The Serpent’s Too It’s one of them and a must-read in my bookshelves. If that was how Aurangzeb saw his role as emperor of Hindustan not as the land of Hindus, but as the land south of the Industhe country reaped a bitter harvest years later when the land was divided along religious lines.
The Serpent’s Tooth
Rutherford, in spite of the writing, does emlire a very interesting sketch of Babur’s character. They cannot fall in love, they cannot marry, they cannot experience motherhood and they simply have to take care of the father, the younger siblings and so on. Jahan had only the one wife and all of his children were full brothers and sisters.
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This was the first book I have read by this author. Read reviews that mention raiders from the north alex rutherford genghis khan historical fiction year old well written babur lives his life mughal emperors central asia mughal empire fictional characters highly recommend indian history character development wazir mohhul good read look forward book in the series rutherrord book reading this book.
But in establishing one of the most powerful and glorious dynasties in history they became part of India. The lives of both father and son were an illustration that what goes around comes around. Jahan lived rutherfogd more years till the age of 74 under house arrest with son Aurangzeb as Emperor. Refresh and try again. Could they match and surpass such a timeless monument the The authors have surpassed themselves.
History of India would surely have been very different. Ultimately,the death of sons,plight of Shah jaha the book is really good. One of the seven wonders off the world.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. For one, we would not have the Taj Mahal. Humayun is a well-meaning but dissolute ruler, prone to rash judgement and easily manipulated. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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.
Two Years with the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan. Mumtaz died tye the family started drifting apart,slowly albeit steadily. Product details Hardcover Publisher: But having read some other stuff about the Mughal emperors, I felt the authors did tamper with some real events in the name rtherford creative liberty. Without a doubt, it can be easily described as one of the best descriptions empier Moghul era in modern times.
By doing this author has succeeded well in narration. I have now read the first five books in the series and enjoyed them all.