The most vibrant ruling dynasty the world has known, renaissance men presiding over a magnificent flowering of Indian culture. Warriors and indefatigable lovers with harems of five thousand wives: dynamic, talented women who rule an Empire from behind screens and locked doors. Architects and landscape gardeners, poets and painters, astronomers and musicians, the Mughals welcome Europeans to an India of mythical desires and longings. Absolute monarchs by divine right, their justice is random and lethal. Father kills son brother murders brother. Deadly intrigue and open warfare battle for the throne and an earthly paradise. Treachery and betrayal are the currency of life and death. But loyalty beyond the grave is also their hallmark.