Muhammad Bin Tughlaq by Anuja Chandramouli

Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

MUHAMMAD WAS A GOOD MAN WHO DID TERRIBLE THINGS AND A TYRANT OF A SULTAN WHO TRIED TO DO GOOD. When his father dies, Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of Delhi as Muhammad bin Tughlaq. His reign will prove to be epic and bloody, but unsurpassed in splendour, innovation and defeat. A formidable strategist and remarkable scholar, the Sultan will go down in history for his brutality as well as his brilliance, unfairly remembered only as a cru...


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TitleMuhammad Bin Tughlaq
ISBN9780143446644
Author
Release DateMay 10th, 2019
PublisherPenguin Ebury Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, War
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Reviews Muhammad Bin Tughlaq

  • Sumit RK
    2019-05-21
    He had never been afraid in life, and after everything he had been through and survived, death held no terrors for him. History is replete with instances of kings and queens who brought misery upon their people with their cruelty, poor governance skills or/and lack of sense for reality. But some monarchs went down in history as mad for their baffling actions and unreasonable behavior for which they were ridiculed and often also hated by their s...
  • Bharath
    2019-05-15
    Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was the Sultan of Delhi in the early 14th century, and had ruled over a large empire in India. Writing books around this period can be tricky, as opinions are very divided – either as a period where values plunged with mind-numbing cruel violence, or more favourably as being the general practices of the times. Anuja Chandramouli strikes a very good balance in the book – combining historical facts with new voices of the ch...
  • Supratim
    2019-06-09
    I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review. I am big fan of the author’s fantasy adventure novels, but her historical fiction is equally engrossing. This book tells the story of Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, one of the most controversial figures in the history of India.Honestly, I don’t know much about the character. What little I remember from history lessons in school, and common knowledge ...
  • Aishwary Mehta (The_Fugitive_Biker)
    2019-05-12
    15th Book of 2019 Quote from the Book I Liked - ‘You care too much about what people say. It makes you susceptible to their attacks.’ (Page 63) Rating - 4 Stars Plot Summary - MUHAMMAD WAS A GOOD MAN WHO DID TERRIBLE THINGS AND A TYRANT OF A SULTAN WHO TRIED TO DO GOOD.When his father dies, Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of Delhi as Muhammad bin Tughlaq. His reign will prove to be epic and bloody, but unsurpassed i...
  • Ella Heart
    2019-05-11
    *An ARC is provided to me by the author in Exchange for an honest Review*Quite interestingly, even after knowing many stories of and about Indian History and mythology, I never did came across the name Muhammad Bin Tughlaq and so when the book came on my door, i didn't know what to make of it.But in that context, i felt that the author did a fabulous job in introducing me to the tale of a tryant - and when i mean tyrant - i mean literally a perso...
  • Hitessh Panchal
    2019-05-16
    Full account of Life and Death of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq and Everything in Between !!!This is probably the only book on Tughlaq, I have come across and everything I have ever read about him was in history books in school , just as a passing reference.Anuja Chandramouli gives account of entire life in her book. The book is divided in three parts, viz, his life as Prince Jauna , his ascend to the throne and his last years.The book is a complete chara...
  • Krutika Puranik
    2019-05-23
    Muhammad Bin Tughlaq - Tale of a tyrant.~"Muhammad bin Tughlak was freed from his people and they from their king." - `Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni.~Muhammad Bin Tughlaq was a visionary, a man with a kind heart and a strong personality. Before he went on to become the King, people appreciated his efforts of leading his father Ghiasuddin Tughlaq's army and assisting him during wartime. Due to the untimely death of Ghiasuddin, Muhammad accepts the crown a...
  • Sahil Pradhan
    2019-05-05
    10 reasons why you should read Anuja Chandramouli’s 10th NovelHolding a copy of Anuja Chandramouli’s ‘Muhammad bin Tughlaq’ in your hands can be somewhat intimidating, mostly because it gives every indication of being a weighty tome in every sense of the word. Not surprisingly, it is not possible to classify this literary extravaganza which is many things without limiting itself to anything in particular. Anuja Chandramouli’s remarkable...
  • Vinu
    2019-05-14
    Tughlaq - the name has become synonymous with bumbling cruelty, the Sultan who moved his capital from Delhi to the Deccan on a mere whim, and caused untold hardship to his people. Why ? In her latest book, Anuja Chandramouli attempts to get into the mind of one of history's enigmas, one to whom that unforgettable Maniratnam question "Neenga nallavara, kettavara ? sollunga" would be most apt.... As one can expect from Anuja's pen, her story of Muh...
  • MRIDULA
    2019-06-07
    |4.5 stars|Full Review @https://ecstaticyetchaotic.wordpress....Muhammad Bin Tughlaq- a tyrant known for his short temper, violent conquests, ambitious nature, and shrewd politics has been given a new story by Anuja Chandramouli and here’s is what I have to say: It’s bloody brilliant.Tughlaq’s conquests have been documented widely by historians and poets alike, but behind this violent personality is a life of sufferings, regrets, and loss. ...
  • Rutuja Ramteke
    2019-06-03
    📚Muhammad Bin Tughlaq By Anuja Chandramouli📚When his father dies, Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of Delhi as Muhammad bin Tughlaq. His reign will prove to be epic and bloody, but unsurpassed in splendour, innovation and defeat. .📚Revisiting history is my favourite part of reading. I have heard alot about author Anuja but never got a chance to come across any of her book, though this is my first read from her. Let's talk about ...
  • Dipali Gupta
    2019-05-12
    One more time she has proven that she can write in all genre and she succesfully writes and reimagine time of Muhammad bin Tughlaq urf Juna Khan.This book is an attempt of author to clear his bad boy image in history and she definitely dispelled some of our assumptions.She has done indepth research before penning down about Tughlaq right from juna khan his young days to his crowning as the Emperor after his father Ghhaisuddin tughlaq death and ab...
  • Belladonnaoflavender
    2019-06-05
    Just got done with @anujamouli 's new muse, Tughlaq! And sure as hell loved the mid week reading... Find out why... 👹👺Five things stood out: 👌it's not lengthy, prose like or imposing. 👌 The notes in the end, the references, particularly the fact that Ibn Batuta's travel diaries (whose references are max to most) and mostly everything worthwhile ever written is produced in the author's own words and research. 👌 The personal commenta...
  • Divya Mahajan
    2019-05-11
    Muhammad Bin Tughlaq famous as the mad king, where every stupidity is compared with Tughlaq and ridiculed as so. Any order that makes no sense from those in power elected or otherwise is called tughlaqi farmaan. It is a paradox that despite being a famous name very little is known about this king or reasons and situations behind his supposedly mad orders. In this well researched and a little fictional account, Anuja brings about the personality a...
  • Shashank Pandey
    2019-05-24
    Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, whenever we hear this name we visualise an insane, tyrannical and cruel emperor who was doom for his people. But we never actually tried to find the truth behind these all presumptions and sayings. You will find the actual truth about Muhammad Bin Tughlaq inside this book.The book is well-researched and represents the hard work done by the author in writing this book. Also, the book is written in a positive point of view and...
  • Nathan Swift
    2019-06-09
    When his father died Prince Jauna Khan succeeds to the throne of dilli as Muhammad bin Tughlaq his reign will prove to be epic and bloody but unsurpassed in splendours innovation and defeat The book is divided into 3 chapters 1. Deal with Prince Jauna 2. Present him as sultan 3. Mad king of Delhi who madly smashed his own people and kingdom.. I don't wanna reveal this Stroy you need to find out what is going to happen 😲Book cover is so bright ...
  • Vishnu Chevli
    2019-06-09
    Detailed review will follow shortly