Babur, the founder of the Mughul dynasty, was of Turco-Mongol origin he was descended from Timur-i-Lenk [Tamerlane] on his father's side and Genghiz Khan on his mother's. His first raid into India in 1516 was followed by several others, and by the time of his death in 1530 Babur's troops had reached Bengal on the far side of the sub-continent. With eight fine full page colour plates by Angus McBride, and many other illustrations, this text by David Nicolle examines the organisation, tactics and uniforms of Mughul armies from Babur's time onwards.
Read an extract of Mughul India 1504–1761
Table of Contents
Introduction · Chronology · The First Mughuls · Akbar's Reforms · Cavalry · Infantry · Elephants · Artillery · Logistics · The Later Moghuls · The Successor States · Mughul Warfare · Siege Warfare · The Plates