Emperors of the Peacock Throne

Wed 07 September 2016 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Babur invades India after he is chased out of his homeland. His arrival in India triggers a war with the Lodhis who are routed in the first war of Panipat. With this, Babur plants the seed to the Mughal dynasty in India.

"Emperors of the Peacock Throne: The saga of the great Mughals" written by Abraham Eraly is the story of the Mughal kings from Babur until Aurangzeb. It is based on research from the court historians as well as other contemporary players. The stories of Sher Shah Suri and Shivaji are an added bonus in the book.

Whether you've read these stories in your history text books or not, you must definitely read this book to get a better understanding into the medieval psyche and clear a lot of misconceptions that surround most of these characters.