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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, … Continue reading

Empire of the Moghuls – Brothers at War

The second in the tri series by Alex Rutherford, Empire of the Moghuls – Brothers at War begins with the following note right on the cover itself – India, 1530. A great army, A new Empire, Four princes prepare for battle. Post Babur’s death, Humayun has a tough task ahead. He not only has to … Continue reading

The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

A completely different book that begins when our main protagonist dies trying to save the life of a little girl. And this is not his end as well for he is about to begin a new journey after life. His life on earth is explained to him by five people who were a part of … Continue reading

Empire of the Moghul – Raiders From the North

This book is extremely interesting, atleast for those who take even a little bit of interest in history and historical characters (I know there are many who would just run away even at the mention of history..). Written by Alex Rutherford, it is well narrated account of Babur’s life and initial phase of Moghul dynasty … Continue reading

The Palace of Illusions

This one, written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, definitely was an interesting read. We have all known the story of Mahabharata for a long time now but reading from the point of view of Draupadi gave it a new dimension. Infact, the cover of the book has a review from Outlook which says, ‚ÄúDivakaruni has given … Continue reading

The Englishman’s Cameo

When I sat down to read this book, I was full of anticipation. After all, it had been long since I read a murder mystery, and that also with Mughal era as the backdrop! The story begins with the main protagonist, Muzaffar Jung, discovering that his friend Faisal is arrested on charges of theft & … Continue reading

Books I Read Recently

Keep off the Grass – This book, written by Karan Bajaj, is about a second generation NRI who is keen to find his roots in India and also the true meaning of his life. So, we see a confused Samrat deciding to quit his job in Manhattan to take admission in one of the most … Continue reading


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