Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the Book 1 of 6 in Empire of the Moghul Series (6 Book Series). The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia. Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story begins in when the ruler of Ferghana.
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Empire of the Moghul 6 books. Sep 12, Amit Shetty rated it liked it. I know that many may critic I have outright enjoyed Raiders from the North and the other three books in the Empire of the Moghul quintet.
Words like Jihad, the mosque that may or maynot have been built on the ruins of a Hindu God’s birthplace – scary elements for an Indian citizen, appear in the story and stand out for their manipulation by those with nothing but unmasked ambition for greatness.
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I have outright enjoyed Raiders from the North and the other three books in the Empire of moghil Moghul quintet. All historical novels need fictional characters and events to hold tight, the canvas on which the tale is painted.
I get to appreciate places I am not very familiar with. This event starts a calamitous series of events which sees various factions within the court strive to put their chosen parties on the throne and showcases peril to Babur as succession to the throne means his literal death warrant.
Raiders from the North is the first book chronicling the rise of the Mughal empire in the Indian subcontinent. Also they were honest, just and fro, loved kings unlike the Britishers. And I’d much rather be in it, enjoying the last of the seasons sunshine, getting my hands dirty in the soil and going for long walks in the hills, than shut away indoors reading a fiction story set in a period of history I have no interest in.
I took a chance on this book as a step outside reading historical fiction based around periods of history I already had rauders kind of background knowledge of. I must also mention here the twinge of disappointment in my very Indian mind when Babur first arrives and wins over Hindustan. How he lived to lose more battles than he won. A life of raiding, marauding, and becoming both bandit and leader as he enlists an army worthy of legend, seems to be his unfortunate destiny.
Thank you for sharing this one! I am more on movie reviews right now though. But it never is no matter who writes and in what style. Newer Post Older Post Home. But at the thhe parts of the book, the story fails to grip you Overall a good book and a must read for fans of the moghul dynasty. He talks to Humayun about the importance of keeping the family together asking him to forgive his brothers of any wrong they might do.
But towards the end I thought that the subsequent books in the series were probably not going to break any new ground.
Alex Rutherford is a pen name for a husband and wife writing team. Alex Rutherford keeps his account of such inhumanity to a minimum – sometimes arguably at th loss of an emotional connect with the book. Too much info dump and not enough incorporation into the story for me.
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All that I knew of the Moghuls were that they were descended from Ghengis Khan; beyond that I knew nothing. All considered, I am going to take up the next one in the series soon. I’ve actually already brought the second book in this series and really regret it. Banks Returns to the Culture Universe in O Some parts actually dealt with the way of life of Babur, the people around him and of those he encountered in several countries which will be a treat for those who are interested in nrth cultures.
Both studied at Oxford University reading History and English respectively. I read the lot at one go, one after the other, without pause. This support is successful history for a young struggling nation like Pakistan on the macro level.
Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford
Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. After all, all accounts are unreliable to some extant, no matter how stringently noted. The book then shows us the vulnerability of the new emperor of Hindustan. Retrieved from ” https: I would also like you to read Jehangirnama, Humayunnama, Babur nama and Akbarnama to know more about Mughal history. Babur should be rich subject matter. It tends to get a tad too gory but then it was not a benevolent time and the rulers were not benevolent either.
Review ‘A totally absorbing narrative filled with authentic historical characters and sweeping action set in an age of horrifying but magnificent savagery.