Empire of the Moghul – Ruler of the World

Well, here I am with my review of the third book in the tri series by Alex Rutherford – Empire of the Moghul – Rulers of the World.

Whereas, the first two book focussed on the Babur and Humayun each individually, in this book, we have the author talking about both Akbar and Salim. Unlike, his predecessors, Akbar did not have to struggle all his life to establish his empire in India. He had a well established empire, which he through his intelligent ruling, expanded even further. He ruled a good part of India in true sense, unlike his father and grand father who could enjoy only a short period of rule.

So here in this book we see more of his personal life – his strained relationship with his wife Hirabai at first and then with his eldest son, Salim and his love for his grandson.  We are also introduced to the frustration that Salim goes through when his father refuses to recognise his worth, treats Abu Fazl with more trust, and delays in announcing him as his successor.

The book makes for an interesting reading just like the two previous books of Alex Rutherford. I really wish that there were further books in this series so that we could know more about other rulers of the Mughal dynasty.


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2 thoughts on “Empire of the Moghul – Ruler of the World

  1. Thank you so much for your kind comments about Ruler of the World.I’m delighted to tell you that there’ll be at least two more books in the series – the fourth about the Emperor Jahangir (Salim) his wife Nur Jahan and their falling out with the future emperor Shah Jahan is out next year under the title ‘The Tainted Throne’ and I’m currently hard at work on the 5th book about Shah Jahan, the tragedy of the death of Mumtaz Mahal and how it impacted on their children leading to sibling rivalry, civil war and assassination.

    Thank you so much for your interest in these books

    Posted by alex rutherford | November 13, 2011, 4:59 pm
    • I am really a fan of this series…and i’m waiting eagerly for the fifth and if possible,further installments…and can you please tell what is the probable date that the fifth installment will hit the stands?

      Posted by Koustav Chatterjee | December 7, 2012, 7:01 am

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