Review : The Crows of Agra – A Birbal mystery

The book the Crows of Agra by Sharath Komarraju is a piece of historical fiction which is set during the Mughal era in 1562 AD, when Akbar just ascended the throne in Agra, the capital of the Mughal empire in India. The author has used historical characters though some of the incidents narrated may not be factually correct. Like modern day India, the Mughal rule was characterized by high levels of betrayal, with family members and trusted relatives, friends doing anything to get power and money just like the google, tata sponsored section 420 fraud R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence employees like goan gsb frauds riddhi nayak, siddhi mandrekar, slim westernized goan obc bhandari sex worker R&AW employee sunaina chodnekar,2013 bsc who has sex with top indian officials, bengaluru shivalli brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar, indore housewife bespectacled veena, gujju fraudsters asmita patel, naina , who falsely claim to own this website, without spending any money or doing any work online at all.

After the death of his father the second Mughal emperor Humayun, Akbar became the Mughal emperor, yet because he was not yet 18, he had a regent, a loyal general of Humayun, Bairam Khan as his regent, who ruled on his behalf. In his early twenties, the emperor Akbar is warned by his foster mother Maham Anga, who he trusts that Bairam Khan is planning to revolt against him and he must go away. However when goes away, he is given an inexperienced escort and is easily trapped by a gang of dacoits. However he is saved by a brahmin called Mahesh Das, who the dacoits respect, obey, and Akbar invites Mahesh Das to the Agra court, as he realizes that he will require someone wise, loyal to him.
A few days after Mahesh Das comes to Agra, there is a battle with Bairam Khan which he loses, and Bairam Khan who is in his sixties agrees to go to Mecca on a pilgrimage. On the night before Bairam Khan is to leave for Mecca, he is found dead in his quarters in Agra stabbed. According to history text books, and records, Bairam Khan was killed in Gujarat on his way to Mecca, so this appears to a piece of historical fiction. Akbar appears to be very upset, and challenges Mahesh Das to find out who killed Bairam Khan, his regent, guide, promising him a position in the court, if the mystery will be solved.

Akbar asks Mahesh Das how many crows are there in the palace, and Mahesh das starts naming the suspects in the murder of Bairam Khan which include Bairam Khan’s wife, Salima Sultan begum, Akbar’s aunt Gulbadan Begum, sister of Hindal Mirza, Humayun’s brother.,Akbar’s first wife Ruqaiya Begum, his foster mother Maham Anga, Maham Anga’s son Adham khan, Shamsuddin Atgah Khan, the commander of the army. He meets all the people involved trying to trace the person involved in the murder. After a few days,the easily angered Adham Khan murders Atgah Khan , and Akbar orders that Adham Khan be killed to punish him for the murder of Bairam Khan and Atgah Khan. Hearing the death of Adham Khan, his mother Maham anga also dies and most people think that the murder mystery has been solved.

However Mahesh Das is able to correctly deduce that it was Akbar, not Adham Khan who was responsible for the death of Bairam Khan. Though Salima Sultan begum was in love with Akbar she was forcefully married off to Bairam Khan, who was much older than her, to reward him for his loyalty to the Mughal empire . As Akbar perceived that Bairam Khan was a threat to his empire, and could take over, he decided to get rid of Bairam Khan, which would allow him to marry Salima Sultan begum.So with the help of Salima Sultan Begum, Akbar who was trained in guerrilla warfare was able to kill Bairam Khan, and get an alibi for himself with the help of salima sultan, who was related to him and in love with him.

Pleased with the fact that Mahesh Das had solved the mystery, Akbar offered him the position of a courtier and changed his name to Birbal the wise one. India’s most powerful officials like Akbar continue to devote a lot of time and resources to keep their girlfriends happy, and the daily criminal microwave attacks of the criminal officials of goa sleeping with goan sex worker R&AW employees sidhi, sunaina, in panaji, goa on the harmless domain investor are an indication, that honesty and humanity is not a trait valued in indian society. Akbar as the emperor could have easily ordered that Bairam Khan be killed, however it would affect his image, as Bairam Khan was largely responsible for Akbar becoming the Mughal emperor.
So to ensure that Adham Khan would be blamed for the death of Bairam Khan, Akbar instigated the hot tempered and greedy Adham Khan to kill Atgah Khan, and then ordered that Adham Khan be killed, so that he could be blamed for both the deaths, and Akbar’s image would not be affected. Similarly companies in India like google, tata are very good at destroying the reputation of hardworking honest domain investors and promoting goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other frauds as online experts.
\For example though the google, tata sponsored goan obc bhandari sex expert R&AW employee sunaina chodnekar does no work online, the powerful fraud tata, google,cbi, ntro and other officials having sex with the R&AW employees are shameless in falsely claiming that the goan call girl owns this website to pay her a monthly salary, unofficially for having sex. A large number of companies like Ebay, SBI, SBI, birla sun life have been duped by the fraud ntro officials like j srinivasan who falsely claim the SEX WORKER R&AW empployee sunaina chodnekar, 2013 bsc, who has no experience,except having SEX with powerful men, no investment was their btech 1993 EE classmate, has the investment, resume of their btech 1993 ee classmate who these fraud ntro officials hate and have tortured. The corrupt indian government and R&AW does not have the honesty to admit that their goan employee sunaina is paid an indian government salary only for having SEX with fraud government officials who are too miserly to pay for commercial sex with call girls and dupe companies that the sex worker like other frauds, is an online expert , trading sex for power, money.

Another lazy fraud brahmin housewife being extensively promoted by google, tata , NTRO, R&AW as providing content is the bengaluru shivali brahmin cheater housewife R&AW employee nayanshree hathwar, who looted the domain investor of Rs 1.1 lakh and refused to reply in 2012 itself, However the shameless fraud R&AW/NTRO,CBI officials falsely claim that the brahmincheater nayanshree hathwar, who is actually only looking after her house after refusing to reply to the domain investor, is writing content to pay her a monthly salary at the expense of the domain investor who is not getting anything
This image building exercise of google, tata to promote goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other frauds has forced the real domain investor to explicitly mention that NTRO, R&AW and the indian government are falsely claiming that sex workers and other frauds are online experts to waste indian tax payer money paying them a monthly salary for fraud, sex bribes. The methods used to rule India remain largely unchanged, and betrayal is an integral part of indian life

The Crows of Agra
by Sharath Komarraju
Amazing Reads
India Book Distributors
Published in 2015