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Based on real people (ca. 1620) - THE MOGHUL begins in a rip-roaringsea battle north of Bombay in which the vastly out-gunned adventurer,Brian Hawksworth, ship's captain and emissary of King James, blowsaway a flotilla of Portuguese galleons to gain access to an Indianport. He's come to open trade for "barbaric" England and squeeze outthe Portuguese, who try to kill him at every turn. But once on land,he's captive: the beauty and romance of the exquisite Moghul Empireseduce him from his material goals to a new quest - of supremesensuality in music, visions, and sacred lovemaking.
India, ruled by the son of great Akbar, is about to pass to one of hissons. Hawksworth must choose sides, but will he choose right? Thefuture of England, and of India, depend on it. Assailed by intrigueand assassination, tormented by a forbidden love, enthralled by amystic poet, Hawksworth engages war elephants, tiger hunts, the haremof the Red Fort of Agra, the Rajput warriors at Udaipur, becomesintimate champion to Shah Jahan, (builder of the Taj Mahal), and, inhis supreme test, plays the sitar with a touch that elicits from thegreat Shah - "Finally, my English friend - you understand."
THE MOGHUL was immediately a European bestseller, optioned by Indianproducers who commissioned a six-hour mini-series, then Canadianproducers with the BBC.
A SWEEPING ADVENTURE THAT SWEPT THE CRITICS!
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First Zebra Books printing: October 1984 Printed in the United Statesof America
Author: Thomas Hoover
Title: The Moghul
Moghul, India, Shah Jahan, British India, Taj Mahal, Portuguese India,India, Shah Jahan, India History, Agra, Raj, Seventeenth-Century India
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