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One wonders if he would have regained Hindustan had Sher Shah lived longer. The story looks at the macro view namely the rule of the Mughals and the micro view the finer details like how Humayun suffered during his exile, his love for opium, etc.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The first book had a promising start, Babur’s rise to power eutherford his determination to prove himself a worthy descendant of Timur, his fight against all the odds was fascinating which compelled me to read the next in the series. To ask other readers questions about Brothers At Warplease sign up. This one starts off with an ‘off’ Humayun getting whatever he liked and whenever he wanted.

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And to my pleasant surprise Alex Rutherford scores in all the relevant departments, this book is fantastic read, not very detailed but detailed just to the right degree to make it a light read. Sher Shah from Bengal was manacing with the help of his oof. What is truly inspirational is the fact that he never lost empirs in himself. Everybody knows about his relationship with Jodha and if the author doesn’t show females characters a lot, we will not be able to see their chemistry.

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His half sister Gulbadan used to record his victories, tragedies and adventures. His overwhelming grief isolates him from his sons and he does not see the rivalries, indeed hatreds, building between them. He had the same section in the first book too but I missed it.

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Like his father his gains are short lived but he does not seem to have the ‘ never say rutherfod ‘ attitude. He starts his reign off addicted to opium and star-gazing, ignores obvious threats from his brothers who cause no end of trouble and expects everything to go his way because he feels entitled to it.

Great story line but I just felt that useless bits were quite urtherford and the other characters were not developed enough.

Loved this book and feel it’s better than the first one. Plot also holds how treacheryhaughtiness and greediness cause the downfall of the the grand empire left by Babur but at the same time author had successfully embedded the fact that doesn’t matter how much bigger issues are they could be resolved by several waysDeath is not an answer in every case and how sometimes promises too need not be broken just for the cause of justice.

Worse is to come. Ever since the Moghuls took India, brother has fought brother and sons their fathers for the prize and Shah Jahan has been no exception. We grew up with the notion that Humayun was the stupid one.

Fmpire is another positive dimension when success is attributed to a particular family like the Moghuls, for each victory is attributed to the Moghul name, further enhancing their charmed reputation. As much as I loved the book, it was not good compared to the first book which tells us the story of Babur, alxe first moghul emperor.


He does make a comeback but it is more luck than determination. Humayun wanders further away from Hindustan, fueled by a belief in his destiny – to rule the empire again. The tension between Babar’s sons could have been much more satisfyingly told, it is a pity that it is all a bit superficial Newly crowned Jahangir has literally everything a king wants.

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Sairam Sivakumar Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. It gives an account of 2nd Mughal king- Humayun. Our Books See all Books. Ever since the Moghuls took India, brother has fought brother and sons their fathers for the prize and Shah Jahan has been no exception. The character of Humayun that Alex Rutherford conjures is a person who made a lot of mistakes in his earlier ruthherford and learned from each of them to his own benefit. Also, I love the way even fictionalised characters and events are portrayed in such a way that they seem very realistic.

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Humayun was not a very impressive protagonist. He had to flee from India to Rajasthan to Afghanistan to Persia, where finally with a troop of 10, cavalry gifted by the king who in return is gifted the Kohinoor Diamond.

Both acquired throne from their father, only to lose it. The battle scenes are exciting And what touched my heart after reading the book are two facts: Akbara bold ruler, faced many problems to control a vast kingdom.