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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Jul 05, D. Timur once defeated the rulers in said land, but he did not stay, fueling Babur’s desires to set his empire there. Traitors in the Shadows Empire of the Moghul 6. He mercilessly crushed rebellions, entered into matrimonial alliances with the martial Rajputs, and controlled his son’s ambitions to build the greatest kingdom of the subcontinent.

Ghe written weaving fiction and fact makes for a gripping read. Order Raiders from the North from Amazon Here. The writing style is not bad. Nations have to have selective history, and for some reasons Moghuls have not really featured as favourites in the popular history of Pakistan, which is a great loss indeed. I did not like this story. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Mar 27, C. Rutherford’s glorious, broad-sweeping adventure in the wild lands of the Moghul sees the start of a wonderful series In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

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Fergana was his kingdom in Eastern Uzbekistan. Well, by posting this book review, I hope I have been able to share my point of view about this book without giving away too much of details. The riches of Hindustan gets its fair bit of mention as well, and deservedly so! But after reading for sometime, it did start getting intresting with the enpire battle scences from Ferghand, Samrkhand, Kabul and finally India.


Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford

Alex Rutherford keeps his account of such inhumanity to a thw – sometimes arguably at a loss of an emotional connect with the book. Sep 12, Amit Shetty rated it liked it.

Hope is not lost though; he learns of a land full of resources, called Hindustan. As for rating it, I can only give it 2 stars and attach this ‘view’ to it. Moghlu with Babur’s coronation at age 12, following both his successes and failures, until his untimely death, Raiders is a great introduction to this period and area of history that many ,oghul readers probably don’t know much about.

I felt that I was being talked at instead of being immersed into a fascinating culture.

Raiders from the North

They are also authors of Raiders from the North, the first book in the Empire of the Moghul series. 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. Download Image Download Image.

The one part which I found interesting was the how Babur was able to sell the concept of Jihad to his soilders,by asking them to fight and tell them they will go to Paradise according to the holy book and asking them to quit drinking wine,later we come to know Babur was actually least worried abt his Jihad and had actually continued to drink wine and hashish Though he attains many successes at first, he eventually loses Ferghana and the all-important Samarkand. The authors Diane and Michael have to be commended on the spectacular job they have done mothul recreating the life based on horth memoirs and whatever historical accounts they could assimilate.


He made the same treks over mountains, deserts, rivers and hostile lands as his predecessors had made. Though it has got me intrigued about the era and culture so I will probably head for a non-fiction or two instead of the HF.

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It must be said that while Zemindar left me largely disappointed, Raiders from the North, shone much like the mysterious Mountain noeth Light Koh-i-Noor that makes its appearance rather inexplicably.

Good to know that the book also specifies about the strength of the opponents which is more often than not, just skipped!

One of these items is dispatched sooner than the other. I wish some portions were a bit more explored – like the nnorth against Rana Sanga but then this is not a textbook and given the constraints under which the authors had to spin the tale, it is a very good piece of work.

With the blood of the legendary Timur-i-lang and Genghis Khan in his veins, it is only natural that his life is one full of blood feuds, war, defeat and victory. What about Babur personality? The authors have done a very wonderful job in showcasing history and this enigmatic warrior who although he was a veritable daiders was also a lover of architecture, raidefs and opium.