While the story rattles along, it is also built on sound and scholarly foundations. Christina Gascoigne deserves a special word of praise. Her photographs are superb. They jerk us into looking at the Indian scene, and at Moghul architecture, in a fresh way.
Thoroughly sound. . . extremely readable.
A tremendous story, full of delight as well as the requisite horrors . . . unreservedly to be recommended.
Entertainingly written history . . . ravishingly beautiful photographs.