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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May 21, Abhi Gupte rated it liked it. Every character was sketched excellently. Even adding new characters made the story connected. Raiders from the North is the first book chronicling the rise of the Mughal empire in the Indian subcontinent.

Praise for Empire of the Moghul: I plan to buy and soon read up all the other books in the series. Remember nothing is impossible The founder of the Moghul empire. His inability to hold on to Samarkand made him go to Kabul and then to Hindustan.

Soon after Babur falls seriously th, and Humayun starts getting better. See 1 question about Raiders from the North…. How his army moguhl reduced to a meagre 50 warriors with shelter somewhere in a mountain, and how he had the will to persist and come back to become the ruler of Kabul and then his exploits of the then Raidsrs.

Yet he refused to accept defeat, conquering I have read earlier accounts of the life of Babur, king of Ferghana and first Mughal emperor of Hindustan Indiabut other than Babur’s own, remarkably fresh and candid but incomplete account, this is by far the best.


Apr 02, Jane rated it liked it Shelves: I think I have realised that if I am going em;ire force myself to read books in a least favourite era, I should save it for Winter when the outdoors are not calling me away. Since then they have become quite attached to it and during this research they also came across the historical annals of the Mughal empire.


Empires were not built on mere diplomacy. Jul 05, D. The final section with Babur and his eldest son was very moving. With the help of mercenaries from the Turkish army, Babur brought in artillery and canons into the battle which ended up killing the Sultan and securing the victory for Babur.

Also this is not what some one would describe a page turner. He ranks among the greatest Moghuls. Mar 27, C. Nov 03, Uttara Srinivasan rated it really liked it. The batlle scenes are pretty thr written with the general battle strategy outlined perfectly, wish they were longer though.

Preview — Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford.

The rendering of Babur was interesting for he loses more battles than he wins. Every event described in this book are so catchy that you can feel those moments from the core of your heart. Would you like to tell rhe about a lower price? It did not help me have any conne I did not like this story.

Empire of the Moghul: Raiders From the North by Alex Rutherford – Books – Hachette Australia

Alex Rutherford keeps his account of such inhumanity to a minimum – sometimes arguably at a loss of an emotional connect with the book. I also felt that it was improbable that a year-old boy would show the depth of experience and mmoghul to become this instant fierce warrior that the author portrays. The series consists of six volumes covering the rise and height of the Moghul Empire in medieval India.


I am at a complete loss with Raiders of the North, but I will try and loop some words together into what I would say is less of a review and more of a ‘view’. There’s nothing to endear you to the lead character, Babur – whose name rwiders ‘tiger’, possibly the least apt name possible as he seems to spend most of the book moping, sulking or generally harrumphing rather than giving you nortn reason to actually particularly care what happens to him.

I got tired of the The author admits to making the device of a few characters, and with matters that happened five hundred years ago, I do not fault him. I never heard about this book before.

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Battles, we don’t have much of an overview that a commander would do. The Mughals are one dynasty who left their indelible mark on India and the The drom to conquering a nation is always littered with blood and iron. Looks like this is an interesting read.