Empire of the Moghul Series by Alex Rutherford
The history of India begins with the Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent from to BCE. This Bronze Age civilization was followed by the Iron Age Vedic period, which witnessed the rise of major kingdoms known as the Mahajanapadas. It subsequently became fragmented, with various parts ruled by numerous Middle kingdoms for the next ten centuries. Its northern regions were united once again in the 4th century CE, and remained so for two centuries thereafter, under the Gupta Empire. This period was known as the "Golden Age of India. Islam arrived on the subcontinent early in the 8th century CE with the conquest of Baluchistan and Sindh by Muhammad bin Qasim.
Empire of the Moghul is a series of historical fiction novels written by Alex Rutherford the pen name for Diana and Michael Preston. The series consists of six volumes covering the rise and height of the Moghul Empire in medieval India. The first volume revolves around the story of Babur , heir to the ruler of Ferghana , Umar Shaikh. The second volume tells the story of Humayun , Babur's son and the second ruler of the Moghul Empire. Humayun is a well-meaning but dissolute ruler, prone to rash judgement and easily manipulated. Nonetheless Humayun successfully holds his father's empire for nearly ten years and conquers Gujarat before he suffers several setbacks that nearly cost him his throne. 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.
Empire of the Moghul is a six series historic fiction book. It is written by Diana Preston and her husband Michael Preston. They wrote under the pen name Alex Rutherford.
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Authentic characters and sweeping action' Wilbur Smith A dynasty at war A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India's glittering Peacock Throne - the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. He has paid for it with blood: during the brutal civil war he hunted down and killed his brothers. Now he must return the Moghul Empire to the true path and achieve new glory. But the exercise of great power is isolating. With enemies everywhere, who should he trust? Certainly not his sons. He must rely on himself and the knowledge that there are more ways to subdue a man than on the battlefield.
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