Synopses & Reviews
Fabulously wealthy and immensely powerful, the Mughal emperors of India commissioned peerless paintings and architecture, ruled over courts renowned for culture and refinement, and possessed incomparable jewels. This book follows the Mughal dynasty from its rise in the 16th century through its decline in the 19th, visiting such marvels as the Taj Mahal and the scented gardens of Shalimar. 171 illustrations, 141 in color.
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.