A Brief History of the Great Moghuls

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • A Brief History of the Great Moghuls
  • Bamber Gascoigne
  • English
  • 16 March 2018
  • 1841195332

About the Author: Bamber Gascoigne

Bamber Gascoigne is an Eton and Cambridge educated television presenter and author He was for several years a drama critic for the Spectator and the Observer , and has written a number of books on theatre, art and cultural history.He came to fame as the presenter of the popular television quiz show, University Challenge 1962 1987 and subsequently wrote and presented a 13 part TV series, The Christians 1977 , from which he also wrote a bestselling book Gascoigne has remained a well known figure for his television presenting and his books on history.



      A Brief History of the Great Moghuls
This text chronicles the history of the extraordinarily talented dynasty of emperors, nicknamed by travellers returning to Europe, the Great Moghuls for their almost limitless power and incomparable wealth The book deals with one of the most interesting periods of Indian history, the 16th and 17th centuries, providing a picture of the country s most flamboyant rulers, their sublime palaces, their passions, art, science and religion, and their system of administration. Read A Brief History of the Great Moghuls by Bamber Gascoigne – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ A Brief History of the Great Moghuls

  1. Kalliope says:

    Decided to re read it given my trip to Delhi in a couple of weeks and how much I liked it the first time.

  2. AC says:

    This is an absolutely marvelous book five stars without any hesitation and maybe even six my usual grade inflation fully in play here, I guessIn other words, I loved it In reading Robert Kaplan s wonderful Monsoon last month, I came to realize that there was one really giant hole in my understanding of world history that while I knew something about the Mediterranean and Asia , and now, about the Indian Ocean littoral the land bridge between was a veritable blank And yet, This is an absolutely marvelous book five stars without any hesitation and maybe even six my usual grade inflation fully in play here, I gues...

  3. Simran says:

    The Great Moghuls by Bamber Gascoigne is a nearly complete summary of the Mughal rule in India Starting from the description of how the Mughals came to India, to the end of their rule and the slow process of their overthrowing by the East India Company The book is divided into chapters under the name of each of t...

  4. Azimah Othman says:

    This book gives a brief history and the politics of the first six emperors of the Moghul Empire namely Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb My initial interest is to read Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb.1 Babur 1483 1530 I thought it would be an easy read but I was wrong How could you fit all of Babur in 37 pages when the stage is huge I actually ended up with a quick revision of Temur and then the history of the Delhi Sultanate Babur is 5 generations after Temur 1336 140 This boo...

  5. Boyke Rahardian says:

    How to forge an empire and keep it intact for at least a century Ask the Moghuls, they ve done it They are warriors for sure, decendent of Timur Lenk But they are also innovative builders, effective administrators, inspired painters, worldly philosophers and art patrons This is a story of 6 generations of Moghul emperors who succeeded in uniting India sub continent under one control and at one point made India the wealthiest country in the world.Babur and Humayun were the empire builders, ca How to forge an empire and keep it intact for at least a century Ask the Moghuls, they ve done it They are warriors for sure, decendent of Timur Lenk But they are also innovative builders, effective administrators, inspired painters, worldly philosophers and art patrons This is a story of 6 generations of Moghul emperors who succeeded in uniting India sub continent under one control and at one point made India the wealthiest country in the world.Babur and Humayun were the empire builders, carved it by slowly conquering the many Indian kingdoms Akbar and Jahangir cemented the Moghul s place ...

  6. Christine says:

    A book that only manages to be interesting in fits and starts, unfortunately It lightly covers the lives of six of India s great Moghul emperors there were at least 14 , descended from Timur and Genghis Khan and ruling with varying degrees of ability over the course of two centuries Some of them raised architecture, literature, and ci...

  7. A. Sacit says:

    An astonishing story of Turco Mongols Moguls , descendants of Timur 1336 1405 , who moved south into India in the 16th century from their ancestral homeland to the north in Central Asia, and established an empire in which great architecture, art and literature, and wealth were its hallmarks The book is about the first six Great Mogul Emperors Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb The author was overly gracious to Aurangzeb in including him among the Greats, since he was An astonishing story of Turco Mongols Moguls , descendants of Timur 1336 1405 , who moved south into India in the 16th cent...

  8. Muhammad Zeeshan Adil says:

    A well written book Gives a nice little summary of the empire without going through volumes of books However, the author seems to have a bias towards Islam and Quran He seems to be slapping statements apparently taken from Quran This was without giving a proper context of those points from Quran Most of them were incomplete and lead the reader to assume whether the Quran is full of narrow minded commandments, which of course is not true...

  9. Hamizah Mohamed salleh says:

    My most impressive emperor is Aurangzeb I used to read about him during childhood as the most righteous and pious leader Reading this history and legacy very briefly reminding myself , he was as ruthless and notorious as his predecessors He might be strived to be religious and follow the Quran and Islamic teaching but he might not survived the power struggle if he decide to practice his devotion outwardly.Story of power struggle fuel by love of power or the sense of spreading justice will My most impressi...

  10. Marc Menz says:

    Loved it What a surprisingly fun little history book The colour, art and vivid detail of this reign was fascinating The extent of what I knew about The Moghuls was they were barbarians but built the Taj Mahal however after reading this history, a giant void of knowledge has been cleared up with beautiful detail I enjoy reading history, but it s rare to find a book that is so colourful and descriptive yet being under 400 pages It s just enough to get an understanding of the topic, and prob Loved it What a surprisin...