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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Raiders from nortg North by Alex Rutherford. Jun 21, Jeannie Mancini rated it liked it. In order to share some more information and facts about the same, here I am trying to present a book review for Raiders from the North. Remember nothing is impossible It’s truly a great way to bring a historical conquest into a modern adventure novel.

Thank you for sharing this one! I have no knowledge about the Mughal Empire, but my son does.

To ask other readers questions about Raiders from the Northplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I felt the writing style was pedestrian, but I applaud Rutherford’s tackling an unusual subject, at least for Westerners. Though not necessarily in the same order.

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This will be one of those reviews where I don’t really have much to say. Jul 25, Manu rated it liked it Shelves: It rairers covered most of the details beautifully from his birth to his death, to all the hardships, joys and mohgul he faced, his arrogance and the grave mistakes that came from it and a taste of one of the greatest lineages and an empire that he would leave behind putting him in the league of the Romans, Napoleon and Alexander.

With the help of allies such as Baisanghar, Baburi, and even his son and heir Humayun, Babur eventually conquerors Hindustan, ousting the Sultan of Delhi in the process. To my amazement, along Babur’s life’s journey, I had morphed with him, on a much smaller scale, of course. I know I have not given this book its due. Get to Know Us. Rutherford, for a good read. That is perhaps what has helped him to appreciate and give vivid descriptions of places, events and even people, making it easier for the reader to visualise the richness and grandeur of the ancient rulers, their royal abodes, and even the trials and tribulations that the land forces its inhabitants to live through.


Add in to that mix the fact that he loses his much vaunted inheritance at least five times means that he’s far from a hero or someone you feel sorry for. Forget winter wonderlands, here is an Autumnal wonderland.

The beliefs, armies and backgrounds of rulers who walked the World would have been different and yet the motivations and stories have the same hues.

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.

I can only rate based on my experience and while I think the book deserves more stars, my personal experience with it, dictates that I give it only 2. Aug 06, Avinash Veeraraghav rated it it was amazing. See 1 question about Raiders from the North…. One of these items rraiders dispatched sooner than the other.

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

I loved the sensory detail and the fidelity to Babur’s memoirs, the author’s filling in of the many gaps in Babur’s story. Felt like reading a pure 12th STD history ,little diversion should have been added ,but full for war noting else.

Reading is one of my hobbies, but lately, I have been very busy. Babur gets into fights, we see a first person view, and miss his leading a battle. Threats to usurp his position arrive swiftly, leaving Babur to quickly strategize and to prove he is up to the task of protecting his people, and can rule with the strength and tenacity of his father before him.


A combination of battlefield defeats from Bengali ruler Sher Shah and treachery from his half-brothers Kamran and Askari leave Humayun with only the Afghan portions of the empire. One day a boy, the next a decisive king wielding weapons and slicing off heads?

You WANT to concentrate on what their saying, but The notes state that he has traveled to most of the places mentioned in the book. He was able to hold on to Kabul against Shaibani Khan — his Uzbek foe — who became over ambitious and lost to the Shah of Persia — who wanted his eastern borders safe. Easy you say, but the real feature of aha it’s success were the very supporting family and friends who also shared this remarkable belief in his destiny. The Mughals were a colourful lot: Babur also has a lucky break as he runs into the Canon, gunpowder and muskets — borrowed from the Turkish ottoman empire – which help him defeat Ibrahim Lodi In the Battle of Panipat, inspite of his numerical inferiority.

Set in the late s-early s, this series, Empire of the Moghul, is all about the Moghul empire in what largely is today India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Empire of the Moghul: Set in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly ambitious enemies, Raiders from the North is historical adventure at its very best.