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Title:
Empress : the astonishing reign of Nur Jahan
Author:
Lal, Ruby, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Physical Description:
xiii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. While other wives were secluded behind walls, Nur ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, and governed in his stead as his health failed and his attentions wandered from matters of state. Lal uncovers the rich life of Nur Jahan, giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire. -- adapted from jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
Dramatis personae -- Queen of queens, an introduction -- Miracle girl -- Al-hind -- The cupolas of chastity and the perfect man -- The wak-wak tree -- The mirror of happiness -- Grave matters -- A key for closed doors -- Ascent -- Wonder of the age -- Veils of light -- The light-scattering garden -- Fitna -- The rescue -- Angel of death -- Beyond 1627, an epilogue.
ISBN:
9780393239348
Format :
Book

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