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Empire of the Moghul Raiders from the North (edition 2009)

by Alex Rutherford

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Title:Empire of the Moghul Raiders from the North
Authors:Alex Rutherford
Info:Headline (2009), Paperback
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Raiders from the North: Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford

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It is 1494 when the tragic death of the ruler of Ferghana leaves his only son, twelve-year-old Babur, facing a seemingly impossible challenge: to live up to the example of his great ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests stretched from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom and, from that moment, his precarious reign will be fraught with danger, in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies.
  AhalyaLiteraryAngels | Nov 27, 2013 |
Impressing HF Impressed me a lot and the story telling was also good. ( )
  shofichoudhury | May 3, 2013 |
Impressing HF Impressed me a lot and the story telling was also good. ( )
  shofichoudhury | May 3, 2013 |
Book 1 of the Moghul series, part of my about India / Indian authors reads this year. Growing up in India, Moghuls form part of our History syllabus. However, the information contained in those books is quite superfluous and very biased. Hence, it was refreshing to read a third party account of the Moghuls. ( )
  PiyushC | Mar 16, 2013 |
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In a small dusty fortress in Central Asia in the summer of 1494, the baked-mud battlements, grey as elephant's hide in daytime, were pinkening before Babur's eyes with the sunset.
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A tale inspired by the sixteenth-century rise of the Moghuls follows the adventures of a young king who leads a band of warriors against ruthless enemies in an effort to found an empire.

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