Emperors Of The Peacock Throne  - The Saga of the Great Mughals
Get notified when this item comes back in stock.

Emperors Of The Peacock Throne - The Saga of the Great Mughals (English, Paperback, Abraham Eraly,)

Share

Emperors Of The Peacock Throne - The Saga of the Great Mughals  (English, Paperback, Abraham Eraly,)

4.5
43 Ratings & 13 Reviews
Special price
₹475
650
26% off
i
Sold Out
This item is currently out of stock
Author
Read More
Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: History
  • ISBN: 9780141001432, 0141001437
  • Pages: 574
Seller
PRISMBOOKSPVTLTD
3.4
  • 7 Days Replacement Policy
    ?
  • See other sellers
  • Description

    Emperors of the Peacock Throne is a book on the history of the Mughals and their rule in India by Abraham Eraly.

    Summary of the Book

    They came from the west and crossed the Indus river into Punjab. With their coming, India was rocked by war. The leader of this tribe claimed to be descended from the greatest Mongol Khans, Chengiz and Timur-i-Lang, the infamous Tamerlane. At Panipat, young Zahir-ud din Babur fought the gargantuan army of Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. With his victory, Babur laid claim to the Indian subcontinent, and put the Delhi Sultanate to an end. With that event, the Mughals had assimilated India into their empire, and India became their throne for the next three centuries. Abraham Eraly delves into the story of the Mughals and examines how they evolved as a flesh-and-blood people. Becoming both storyteller and honest historian, Eraly examines what is available and crafts the tale of Babur and his legacy. He tells the story of Humayun the dreamer and how he followed his father’s rule of ruthlessness. Next he tells the story of the greatest and most mysterious Mughal, Akbar the Great. The tale of the Mughals reaches its peak with Akbar and soon sets off on a decline with Jahangir and his son Shah Jahan who built one of the greatest monuments in history for the sake of love. Eraly then describes how the empire began its end with Shah Jahan's greedy son Aurangazeb who would destroy everything for his avarice.

    About Abraham Eraly

    Abraham Eraly is an Indian writer. He has also written The Age of Wrath, The Mughal World, Gem in the Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilisation and The First Spring: The Golden Age of India.

    A former teacher of History at Madras Christian College, Eraly has recieved much acclaim for his books, including a review by the eminent historian, William Dalrymple.

    Read More
    Specifications
    Book Details
    Imprint
    • Penguin Books India
    Contributors
    Author Info
    • Abraham Eraly was born in Kerala and was educated there and in Chennai. He has taught Indian history in colleges in India and the United States, and was the editor of a current affairs magazine for several years. His works include two critically acclaimed and bestselling books on India: The Last Spring: The Lives and Times of the Great Mughals (later published in two volumes as Emperors Of The Peacock Throne, and The Mughal World) and Gem In The Lotus: The Seeding of Indian Civilization.
    Dimensions
    Height
    • 234 mm
    Length
    • 153 mm
    Ratings & Reviews
    4.5
    43 Ratings &
    13 Reviews
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 22
    • 19
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    4

    Great work... but still could have been better

    It's really a delightful book for those who are interested in History. Especially the history of India through a foreign historian's perspective! History has been always written by the conquerors and often biased. If one is interested in "neutral" history he should always go for these kind of books.

    Apart from being neutral, it is a well researched work with wide variety of references from which the book is built. It certainly helps one to understand who Mughals really were, midst the chaos...
    READ MORE

    Nachiket

    Nov, 2013

    5
    2
    Report Abuse
    4

    Great Book!!

    So, I have just finished reading this book "Emperors of the Peacock Throne" by Abraham Eraly which records the past of the Mughals from Babur to Aurangzeb. Some interesting and not-so-interesting facts about these great emperors are given here such as :-
    1. Babur was a bisexual. Though he had many children from his wives and concubines and took great care of his women, but he never had great affection or attraction for any of them.
    2. Akbar was a sex addict but that did not come in his way of...
    READ MORE

    Somapa Mitra

    Certified Buyer, Kolkata

    Dec, 2014

    1
    3
    Report Abuse
    5

    Poetry in motion

    Any history book can be intimidating. Not this one though. A grand narrative of Mughals done in effortless storybook style. It touches all facets too...political, martial, strategic, personal and spiritual.
    In a strange way, I find reading this book soothing. Any blows of life seem tiny when you stretch time and witness the comings and goings of the emperors.

    My fav book
    READ MORE

    Ankur

    Jun, 2014

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    5

    A must have book.

    This book sheds light on the Mughal Empire right from its foundation to its demise. The book is very well written and full of anecdotes which makes reading it a pleasure. It is not written like a history book (although all historical aspects are correct and covered in depth) and its readers are treated to a great story (if you can call it so) which is very well written. Thanks Mr Ealy.
    READ MORE

    paritosh dabral

    Certified Buyer, Manipal

    Jan, 2014

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    5

    Great Reading

    Written in a very free flowing and lucid form, the book makes for a great reading. The author does a great job in bring to life one of the most glamorous era of Indian history.
    READ MORE

    Saibal Dasgupta

    Certified Buyer, Pune

    Jan, 2014

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    5

    Very insightful, too detailed

    The extensive research which must have preceded this work is quite evident even in a casual read of the first few pages. Abraham has done a brilliant job of describing in intricate detail the personalities of the (most famous) Mughal Emperors.

    Thanks to the ponderous literature available about the Mughals, our minds are conditioned to think about these Emperors only in a certain way. This book does a great job of describing these 'men', and how their personalities evolved owing to their cir...
    READ MORE

    Anant Mathur

    Sep, 2013

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    4

    Must Read

    Good book , gives a good insight on the Mughal Empire. However becomes little dull after akbar's reign but fantastic from beginning till Akbar. Neverthless it gives a good insight on Mughal empire from Babar till Aurangzeb. Flipkart did a good job on delivery before the expected time.
    READ MORE

    Saurabh Mathur

    Certified Buyer

    Jun, 2013

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    5

    Emperors of the peacock throne

    Very informative. Written in a most professional manner which is at the same time simple and easy to follow. Helps to understand the rich cultural heritage of Mughal India. Facts every person would do well to be informed about.
    READ MORE

    Roy Varghese

    Certified Buyer

    Apr, 2013

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    4

    Mughals beyond the popular narratives

    The book spans from Babur to Aurangzeb and sees them in flesh & blood in a good story telling narrative. As the book span many generations, I often lost track of events in the past. The author also tries to cover almost every important or not so important event which can be too much information for a general reader. The best part is that the characters are not shown as purely black or while as in history known to us. They are neither completely demonic as we would expect of Aurangzeb neither ...
    READ MORE

    Prashant Anand

    Apr, 2013

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    5

    A good read!

    This is a good book if you're interested in learning about the Moghul period in India. A must read for History buffs!
    READ MORE

    Heshika N Deegahawathura

    Certified Buyer, Mumbai

    Jan, 2015

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    +
    All 13 reviews
    Have doubts regarding this product?
    Safe and Secure Payments.Easy returns.100% Authentic products.
    You might be interested in
    Memoirs
    Min. 50% Off
    Shop Now
    Other Literature Books
    Min. 50% Off
    Shop Now
    Myths And Fairytale Books
    Min. 50% Off
    Shop Now
    Society And Culture Books
    Min. 50% Off
    Shop Now
    Back to top