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  • The MOGUL Alternative
  • The GREAT MOGUL Alternative


Set in the Mogul period in India, the story tells about a love affair between Anarkali, a commoner and Prince Salim, the heir to Emperor Akbar's throne and later Emperor Jehangir. Akbar sees the affair as a threat to the Mogul empire, but Salim is adamant and leads an army against his father. Defeated he is sentenced to death and Anarkali is ordered to be entombed alive behind a brick wall.

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