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The Mughal Throne


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Great public interest in the history of the Mughals - White Mughals by William Dalrymple is a huge ongoing bestseller The amazing story of the Mughals is relatively unknown to Western readers Colourful narrative history The reign of Akbar (1556-1605) is one of the golden ages of Indian history 'An excellent introduction to this period and the sometimes forgotten moment of multi-cultural assimilation it represented...a superbly readable narrative...The Mughal Throne provides an excellent introduction to the first six Mughal emperors. From Babur, born in 1483, to Aurangzeb, who died in 1707, Eraly gives a richly readable account of one of the most crucial and misrepresented periods of Indian history' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times

About the Author

Abraham Eraly, who was born in Kerala, has taught Indian history in Madras and the United States. He is the author of Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation. He lives in Madras.


"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." -- BOYD TONKIN THE INDEPENDENT "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

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