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.
The story of India's great flowering of wealth and cultural splendour
Bamber Gasgoigne won scholarships to Eton and Cambridge, and a Harkness Fellowship to Yale. He presented television's University Challenge for 25 years and has written several books, including The Treasures and Dynasties of China and A Brief History of the Dynasties of China.