Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the Book 1 of 6 in Empire of the Moghul Series (6 Book Series). The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia. Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story begins in when the ruler of Ferghana.

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Timur once defeated the rulers in said lf, but he did not stay, fueling Babur’s desires to set his empire there. The remaining read about his battles of Panipat and then against Rana Sanga; finishing in Babur’s untimely death.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I have no knowledge about the Mughal Empire, but my son does.

Remember nothing is impossible That surely had a great deal to do with victory, but we see little of it. His ancestry, which include Timur and Genghis Khan, only reinforces this belief. Trust me, there is not a single dull page in the novel. The Mughals were a colourful lot: Jul 05, D.


Book Review: Empire Of The Mughal : Raiders From The North by Alex Rutherford

While he fails time and again, the experiences make him a wiser soldier. Trivia About Raiders from the It’s a good read, for whoever wants a colourful version of how the Moghuls came to raiddrs.

Definately worth buying if you are interested in Mughal History. Nya January 26, Starting with Babur’s coronation at age 12, following both his successes and failures, until his untimely death, Raiders is a great introduction to this period and area of history that many Western readers probably don’t know much about. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Many a neighboring warlord, some his own uncles, doubt his ability to don the crown of king and fear he lacks the experience and maturity to truly hold on to his kingdom. Set in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly ambitious enemies, Raiders from the North is historical adventure at its very best.

The author’s mechanics of good writing were fine in that the story flowed. I have so often been to the tombs and monuments they left behind but after reading this book really want to go back and see whatever I can with a new perspective.

But the story telling is really average.

Empire of the Moghul: Raiders From the North by Alex Rutherford – Books – Hachette Australia

The one part which I found interesting was the how Babur was able to sell the concept of Jihad to his soilders,by asking them to fight and tell them they will go to Paradise according to the holy book and asking them to quit drinking wine,later we come to know Babur was actually least worried abt his Jihad and had actually continued to drink tye and hashish Thank you for making a ftom book review. They have also travelled extensively around the world. Customers who bought this item also bought.


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From the Shah of Persia to ordinary foot soldiers, Rutherford manages to show their role in the life and thinking of Babur, quite effectively. Empire Of The Mughal: Made me Insomniac and threw me to the dusts of Kabul. In essence, a good read, especially for those who have an interest in history, and for those who don’t, read it as you would, a regular story, it does justice on that front too.

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.

The Taj Mahalone of the seven wonders of the world was created by a future Mughal ruler: Perhaps it is my inherent regret that history text books and teachers do such a shoddy job of telling us such gripping tales of power and battles fought over it, but Raiders from the North kept me hooked from the word go and delivered a well-paced, even if superfluous account of the First “Moghul” emperor’s lifetime.

The first in a series is usually the best and so is the case here.