Rulers of India: Akbar

And the Rise of the Mughal Empire

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,121 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: DS
Downloads: 1,267
Added to site: 2010.03.10
mnybks.net#: 26942
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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n and conquered, he fell back in the direction of Kesh, his birthplace. After many adventures and strivings with fortune, he resolved with the aid of the very few adherents who remained to him, to return and {15} attempt the surprise of Samarkand. It was a very daring venture, for his entire following numbered but two hundred and forty men. He made the attempt, was foiled; renewed it, and succeeded. He was but just in time. For the last of the garrison had but just yielded, when the chief of the Uzbeks was seen riding hard for the place, at the head of the vanguard of his army. He had to retire, baffled.

But Bábar could not keep his conquest. The following spring the Uzbeks returned in force. To foil them Bábar took up a very strong position outside the city, on the Bokhára road, his right flank covered by the river Kohik. Had he been content to await his enemy in this position, he would probably have compelled him to retire, for it was too strong to be forced. But he was induced b

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