I recently read ‘The Empire of the Moghul’ by Alex Rutherford. While it was not my first historical fiction novel or historical narration, reading the book brought a thought in my mind.
In the book, there are account where Akbar himself participated in battles. Similarly, while reading books on Shivaji, he also participated in battles and campaigns.
What would have been the course of history if any of these leaders had fallen during a battle? The course of history would have been very different for sure.