The Empire: Season One based on Alex Rutherford’s Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North
premiers on Disney+ Hotstar on 27th August, starring Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Dino Morea, directed by Nikkhil Advani
Raiders from the North is the first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia to found one of the most powerful dynasties in history.
1494, and the new ruler of Ferghana, twelve-year-old Babur, faces a seemingly impossible challenge. Babur is determined to equal his great ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests stretched from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wild Volga.
But he is dangerously young to inherit a crown and treasonous plots, tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies will threaten his destiny, his kingdom, even his survival.
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