The Peacock Throne: The Drama of Mogul India (Google eBook)

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Jan 1, 1986 - India - 560 pages
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Epics of history are rare and The Peacock Throne is one of them. No royal lineage offers such a spectacle of high drama as the Mogul Dynasty of India which created the world`s most famous monument-the Taj Mahal. Not since Greek tradedy has there been so stark a revelation of the excesses of human behavior: incest, fratricide sons revolting continuously against fathers and the madness of uncontrolled aggression. These are the forces animating The Peacock Throne which brings India to both Eastern and Western readers as never before.
  

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tremendous book. envelops the turbulent years of
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The name of the river Jamuna is missplelled as Jumna.

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Contents

The Taj Mahal
1
Pride and a Crown
7
A Note on Dates and Names
9
The Standard of Revolt
11
Henna and Intrigue
29
A Foothold in the Realm
45
Kings Rise from Coffins
67
Family Portrait
91
The Crystal Tower
228
The Battle of Samugarh
244
A Game of Finesse
258
A Lovers Farewell
270
Pursuit in the Punjab
280
Enigma in Arakan
303
Cockcrow in Rajputana
329
Judas in Afghanistan
349

Intermezzo at Agra
93
A Voice from the Womb
106
The Smell of Apples
116
Martial Airs
131
The Mystic Prince
144
Puritan in Armor
160
Paradise on Earth
178
Reign or Die
195
An Invasion of Cobras
210
Day of Vengeance
369
Fate of the Innocents
387
Naked to His Enemies
396
A La Tour Abolie
413
Two Sisters
435
The Mountain Rats
453
This Stupendous Caravan of Sin
467
viii
552
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Page 542 - A Sketch of the History of Hindustan. From the First Muslim Conquest to the Fall of the Mughol Empire. By HG Keene, CIE, MRAS, Author of " The, Turks in India,

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