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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 35

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 35 Chapter 20 Agra, Red Fort, The Harem November, 1634 “Shehzadi, Diwan Firoz Khan humbly requests a moment of your time this morning,” Smidha said, overseeing the slaves as they applied the last … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 34

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 34 Then the helmets disappeared in a sudden eruption of a dirty cloud of smoke and earth with a dirty red spark at its heart. A moment passed in silence before the deep … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 33

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 33 Chapter 19 A few kos west of Ramdaspur October, 1634 The courier came to a halt in front of the Red Tent, dismounted and spoke: “Suleiman Khan reports he will have claimed … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 32

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 32 As Salim presented himself before the guards, a eunuch fled from the emperor’s quarters, the look in his eyes that of a wounded blackbuck hunted by lions. Salim’s concern ticked higher. The … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 30

Don’t know how it happened, but Snippet 30 & Snippet 31 were reversed on when they were to come out. 1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 30 Chapter 18 Red Fort, The Harem October, 1634 Gargi sighed as she … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 31

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 31 “Neither, Sultan Al’Azam. I but seek answers. I would not presume to tell you the mind of God, just as I cannot presume to do so for any man.” “A politic response.” … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 29

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 29 A shake of her head: “The other tiger left off killing a man to raise its head, then coughed strangely, almost as if asking why his brother had stopped talking mid-sentence. “Jahangir … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 28

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 28 Chapter 17 Red Fort, The Harem October, 1634 “Nur Jahan respectfully asks a visit, Begum Sahib.” Jahanara had been expecting such a request since arranging her great aunt’s poisoning, if not so … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 27

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 27 Monique shook her head. “Castes, clans, religious divisions…It is all very complex.” “Almost as confusing as the situation in Central Europe?” Gervais asked, tongue firmly in cheek. “Or the city states surrounding … Continue reading

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1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 26

1636: Mission To The Mughals – Snippet 26 Chapter 16 Surat to Agra September, 1634 The leader of the guards the diwan had sent along with them was clearly upset, and it didn’t look like a simple temper tantrum brought … Continue reading

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