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.
With the Publication of The Peacock Throne, Waldemar Hansen garnered widespread encomiums for history in a different key"--------highlights of the critical tributes appear on the back of this jacket. For his monumental study if the Moguls, he made many trips to India over more than a decade and spent five years in intensive research and writing.