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  • The Mughal Empire

  • A Captivating Guide to the Mughal Empire in South Asia and the Impact the Mughals Had on the History of India
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia

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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Mughal Empire, then pay attention...

The Mughal Empire, also known as the Moghul Empire, lasted for about three centuries, and at its peak, it covered 3.2 million square kilometers, from the outer borders of the Indus Basin in the west to the highlands of Assam and Bangladesh in the east, and from Afghanistan and Kashmir in the north to the Deccan Plateau in the south.

The Mughal Empire also took the territories of what used to be known as Hindustan in the northern Indian subcontinent. With such a large territory came many diverse peoples, roughly numbering 150 million souls. The name “Mughal” comes from the Persian word for Mongols, which, over time, came to mean only the Islamic people of Babur’s dynasty in India.

During its peak, the Mughal Empire was one of humanity’s most powerful and richest political entities, overshadowed, maybe, only by contemporary China. The empire relied on its military, and as such, most of its income was spent on supplying and maintaining the most modern army of the period. The rulers relied on conquest, which would reward the most loyal soldiers and bring new lands and people who would farm it.

In The Mughal Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Mughal Empire in South Asia and the Impact the Mughals Had on the History of India, you will discover chapters, such as:

  • Origins of the Mughal Empire
  • In the New Land
  • Humayun of the Mughal Empire
  • The Empire Under Emperor Akbar
  • One Hundred Years of the Mughal Empire (1605-1707) 
  • The Decline and Fragmentation of the Empire (1707-1857)
  • The Final Generations of the Mughals (1748-1857)
  • Memory of the Mughal Empire
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of the Mughal Empire, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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  • Candyce Lirette
  • 10-08-2020

Lots of information.

A Really good overview in an "existence " history of India's difficult cultural past and present.

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  • Teofila Cistrunk
  • 10-08-2020

Awesome history

Pretty enlightening and insightful with erudition about rare Indian somebody left out of history books.

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  • Jennefer Odea
  • 10-08-2020

Great The Mughal Empire

Well, the articulated and fair prospect on the different lives. Even as an Indian listening to the audiobook, I really felt educated after finishing it.

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  • Olimpia Pitkin
  • 10-08-2020

Nice book

This book is remarkable! I knew little of India's history but am learning life by life. Surprisingly, I can't put this book down!

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  • Herbert Simpson
  • 05-08-2020

GREAT BOOK

I was engrossed in listening to a good history of India and was suggested this audiobook by a friend. I truly liked it and found it a good idea to get a broad view of India as told through the lives of 50 people completely Indian history.

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  • Ryan Clarke
  • 05-08-2020

Nice audible to know our history..

It is an accurate method to display the result they made rather than their life stories which are well known. The writer has also adopted a few lesser-known characters, who nonetheless left a big influence on the nation.

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  • Alishia Downie
  • 05-08-2020

History of India

Captivating History’s Matters will help you gain knowledge of the depth of Indian history and the breadth of its differences. It won’t help you “understand India,” because no one can do that.

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  • Rebecca Swanson
  • 05-08-2020

lots of facts

This book is mercifully brief on the deconstruction of learned experts that South Asian area studies are likely to"highlights and outlines the basic guide of Indian history

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  • MicheleCotner
  • 05-08-2020

A very good general history of India

Overall, the historical story is both obvious and captivating, with the different parts and chapters well combined in a cohesive style.

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  • LatoyiaGajewski
  • 05-08-2020

Amazing...with all the unknown details

A captivating look of a family, the sequence to the throne, and the politics that followed in its wake. Dara died at the hands of his younger brother Aurangzeb, and that forever changed the course of South Asian History. Let me talk more about the book.

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  • Aron Willsey
  • 05-08-2020

Amazingly detailed

The writer did an excellent job investigating the Mughals. One requires to have a good grasp of Mughal history to welcome this book. Great book!!!

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  • Nickolas Wiese
  • 05-08-2020

Great historical audible.

What a comprehensive look at seldom-seen Indian history. Character names were hard to grasp, but the story was incredible. Excellent storytelling.

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  • Catherine Kitchen
  • 04-08-2020

A fun, interesting, book

The author blends superb storytelling with interesting historical analysis. The consideration to aspect in this book is excellent and the Mughal Empire is returned to life in a series of lively forms and exciting prose.

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  • Tom Filippone
  • 04-08-2020

i enjoyed this book

i enjoyed this historical book with all its twists and surprises. Some of the characters brought me back to India, not of the 1600s but the India I remember of the early 1970s.

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  • Young Evett
  • 04-08-2020

good info

It was a very boring audiobook at times but in times of information, it is unusual. It presents different phases of all of the empires with the references cited to perfection.

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  • Danial Roses
  • 04-08-2020

good straight forward book,

small ignorant of the books for my middle eastern Islamic history class, tolerable and not too hard to get within. we did;t touch much on the Mughals, but the parts corresponding empires were very exciting (fall or furniture vs fall of Safavids, for example)

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  • Octavio Artman
  • 04-08-2020

Informative

Lastly, I can put into view the history of the Mughal Empire. I'm in love with Mughal history. After learning this, my favorite king continues King Akhbar.

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  • Darnell Arena
  • 04-08-2020

Very good after a recent trip to India.

An excellent audible for college students. Furthermore, anyone who requires to understand Mughal history. Essential book.

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  • Percy Waldrip
  • 04-08-2020

An Important Era of South Asian History

This is a very pleasant subject and would make a great guide for undergraduate education.

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  • Bryan Groman
  • 04-08-2020

An excellent history of India

It describes so obviously how the Indian Mutiny came about and just how much Britain and the East India Company, in special, were to blame. The book also follows the beginning of the terrible rift between Hindus and Muslims that happened this miserable, terrible war.

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