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The Mughal Throne : The Saga of India's Great Emperors - Abraham Eraly

The Mughal Throne

The Saga of India's Great Emperors

Paperback Published: 5th February 2004
ISBN: 9780753817582
Number Of Pages: 608

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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. 'The story of Mughal India is intensely dramatic and colourful and Eraly's lively text does justice to its subject...exciting reading' Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph

Industry Reviews

This is a majesterial history covering six reigns of that larger-than-life empire... this paperback edition improves on the hardback with some full colour illustrations. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Fans of Starkey or Schama should now look east with Abraham Eraly... This edition improves on the hardback with a sumptuous selection of Mughal art. - THE INDEPENDENT - Boyd Tonkin

An entertaining and informative journey charting the rise of the Mughal dynasty while examining the lives, concerns and fascinations of the first six of the 11 Indian emperors... who each in their different way ruled with a ruthless, ego-driven aggression that helped preserve thrones, cities, artefacts and harems while advocating war, pillage and plunder. - IRISH TIMES

Eraly's exhilarating saga of India's great emperors celebrates the last golden age of India, a great multicultural period of imperial achievement. - THE TIMES

An unashamedly old-fashioned narrative history of the Mughal Emperors. - SUNDAY TIMES

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
The Mughal Adventp. 3
Like a King on a Chessboardp. 5
"If Fame Be Mine..."p. 15
Black Fell the Dayp. 28
The Struggle for Survivalp. 39
The Dreamer Comethp. 41
"The Feast Is Over..."p. 49
"What Is to Be Done?"p. 59
The Afghan Interludep. 71
Man of Destinyp. 73
Peaceable Kingdomp. 82
Fiery Endp. 91
The Mughal Restorationp. 101
Humayun in Exilep. 103
The Reluctant Boy Kingp. 114
Behind the Veilp. 124
The Empire Takes Holdp. 137
Earth Hungerp. 139
Invincible Emperorp. 149
Person and Personap. 163
Illiterate Savantp. 173
An Experiment in Synthesisp. 181
"My Mind Is Not at Ease..."p. 183
"Reason, Not Tradition..."p. 191
Allahu Akbar!p. 202
Tyranny Is Unlawfulp. 215
The Long Farewellp. 222
The Middle Empirep. 231
His Father's Sonp. 233
Scientist Emperorp. 244
Sons and Rebelsp. 255
Another Son, Another Rebelp. 263
Light of the Worldp. 271
An English Aristocrat in the Mughal Courtp. 279
The Coupp. 288
The Paradise on Earthp. 297
The Man Behind the Maskp. 299
Pyrrhic Victoriesp. 316
"Ya Takht, Ya Tabut!"p. 331
"For the Sake of the True Faith"p. 344
Dara's Last Standp. 360
Over the Topp. 373
God's Elected Custodianp. 375
"Fear the Sighs of the Oppressed"p. 384
Born to Trouble Othersp. 397
"The More One Drinks..."p. 413
"Now That the Shadows Fall..."p. 424
The Maratha Nemesisp. 431
Maratha Beginningsp. 433
Enter Shivajip. 440
Lord of the Umbrellap. 454
Kirti Rupenp. 466
Maratha Collapsep. 477
Rafizi-kushp. 485
Maratha Eruptionp. 496
"Of the Future There Is No Hope..."p. 504
Epiloguep. 515
Incidental Datap. 523
Notesp. 539
Bibliographyp. 540
Indexp. 547
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ISBN: 9780753817582
ISBN-10: 0753817586
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 5th February 2004
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.1  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1