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The Moghul

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THE MOGHUL


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.











THE MOGHUL


A SWEEPING ADVENTURE THAT SWEPT THE CRITICS!


"IF YOU ENJOYED THE FAR PAVILIONS OR SHO-GUN, YOU SHOULD OBTAIN THOMASHOOVER'S NEW NOVEL ABOUT INDIA . . . ROBUST . . . ROUSING ...ROLLICKING ADVENTURE . . . JUST ABOUT PERFECT'


--Fort Worth Star-Telegram


"HIGH ACTION . . . SPRAWLING"


--San Diego Union


"THOMAS HOOVER CAPTURES THE SOUNDS AND SMELLS AND ATMOSPHERE OF THETIME, FROM THE MYSTERIESOFTHE HAREM TOTHE BATTLES BETWEEN MASSEDELEPHANTS"


--Milwaukee Journal


"ROUSING"


--Publishers Weekly


"GOOD ENTERTAINMENT ... I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RECOMMEND THE MOGHUL TOANYONE WHO ENJOYS ROBUST HISTORICAL ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE"


-- Omaha World-Herald


"PLENTY OF ACTION . . . FASCINATING ... A VIVIDLY TOLD TALE"


-- Wichita Falls Times


BOOKS BY THOMAS HOOVER


Nonfiction


Zen Culture


The Zen Experience


Fiction


The Moghul


Caribbee


Wall Street Samurai


(The Samurai Strategy)


Project Daedalus


Project Cyclops


Life Blood


Syndrome


All free as e-books at


www.thomashoover.info





ZEBRA BOOKS are published by Kensington Publishing Corp. 475 ParkAvenue South New York, N.Y. 10016


Copyright (C) 1983 by Thomas Hoover


Reprinted by arrangement with Doubleday & Co., Inc.


All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any formor by any means without the prior written consent of the Publisher,excepting brief quotes used in reviews.


First Zebra Books printing: October 1984 Printed in the United Statesof America





Key Words


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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