The Great Mughals and their India

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Hay House, Inc, Mar 1, 2016 - History - 400 pages
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 A definitive, comprehensive and engrossing chronicle of one of the greatest dynasties of the world – the Mughal – from its founder

Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last of the clan



The magnificent Mughal legacy – the world-famous Taj Mahal being the most prominent among countless other examples – is an inexhaustible source of inspiration to historians, writers, moviemakers, artists and ordinary mortals alike.

Mughal history abounds with all the ingredients of classical drama: ambition and frustration, hope and despair, grandeur and decline, love and hate, and loyalty and betrayal. In other words: it is great to read and offers ample food for thought on the human condition.

Much more importantly, Mughal history deserves to be widely read and reflected upon, because of its lasting cultural and socio-political relevance to today’s world in general and the Indian subcontinent in particular.

The Mughals have left us with a legacy that cannot be erased. With regard to the eventful reigns of Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and their successors, crucial questions arise: Where did they succeed? Where did they fail? And more importantly, what should we learn from their triumphs and failures?

The author believes that history books should be accurate, informative and entertaining. In The Great Mughals and Their India, he has kept these objectives in mind in an attempt to narrate Mughal history from their perspective. At the same time, he does not shy away from dealing with controversial issues.

Here is a fascinating and riveting saga that brings alive a spectacular bygone era – authentically and convincingly.

 

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Contents

Chapter 3
The Lesser Mughals
Bibliography

Common terms and phrases

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