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The twentieth wife

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Nūr Jahān, Empress, consort of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, d. 1645 -- Fiction, Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627 -- Fiction, Empresses -- Fiction, India -- History -- 1526-1765 -- Fiction, Taj Mahal (Agra, India) -- Fi

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StatementIndu Sundaresan.
GenreFiction.
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LC ClassificationsPS3619.U53 T88 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 371 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3955386M
ISBN 100743427149
LC Control Number2001056123

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The Twentieth Wife Indu Sundaresan Washington Square Press Paperback pages Those who are uncomfortable with the genre will find the book problematical. When the story begins, it is Mehrunnisa is a newborn and, along with her disgraced and impoverished family, she becomes attached to the court of Emperor Akbar of the Mughal empire.

The Twentieth Wife () About book: If you like Philippa Gregory and her genre of Harlequin romance-cum-historical fiction, there’s a good possibility you’ll like this book. Personally, I just couldn’t get into it.

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I read the first 50 pages, skimmed the next just for the sake of writing a better-informed review, and couldn’t make myself plod through the last Free download or read online The Twentieth Wife pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 29thand was written by Indu Sundaresan.

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An enchanting seventeenth-century epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most legendary and controversial empresses -- a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles, and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal empire.

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Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps readers up in Mehrunnisa's embattled love with Prince Salim, and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman -- a legend in her own time -- who was all but lost to history until now/5(32).

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Review. In The Twentieth Wife, first-time novelist Indu Sundaresan introduces readers to life inside a bejeweled, dazzling birdcage--the world of the Mughal Court's zenana, or imperial heroine exercises power in the only way available to a woman in 17th-century India: from behind the veil.4/5(K).

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The Twentieth Wife is a tough nut to crack. You *want* to like it; it's painstakingly researched and brings the court intrigues of Mughul India to life. However, the book has a few really critical flaws: 1. It often skips the key events, describing them between-chapter narration, choosing instead to flesh out the areas between key events.

Career. Her first novel The Twentieth Wife is about how a young widow named Mehrunissa, daughter of Persian refugees and wife of an Afghan commander, becomes Empress of the Mughal Empire under the name of Nur Jahan.

Her second novel The Feast of Roses is the sequel to The Twentieth is also the author of The Splendor of Silence, historical fiction set in Nationality: American.

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Informative, convincing and madly entertaining, The Twentieth Wife is a must read for fans of history and historical fiction. “ The Twentieth Wife is fascinating reading by a first-class new writer. I highly recommend both the book and the author, whose next book, Power Behind the Veil [renamed The Feast of Roses] will be out soon.

Get both when you can; I know this one is fantastic, and I’m willing to wager the follow-up will equal it.”. The Twentieth Wife BY: Indu Sundaresan. Mehrunnisa is only eight years old when she first encounters Prince Salim, and yet upon meeting him she is certain that one day she will be married to him.

The connection between parent and child is a central theme in this book. Discuss the relationship that Mehrunnisa has with her father and her. The Twentieth Wife tells the story of India's controversial Empress, Mehrunissa, who later became known as Empress Nur Jahan of the Mughal Empire.

She was the daughter of refugees fleeing Persia for India. She grew up in Emperor Akbar's palace grounds because of her father's position in the royal court. Review: In The Twentieth Wife, first-time novelist Indu Sundaresan introduces readers to life inside a bejeweled, dazzling birdcage--the world of the Mughal Court's zenana, or imperial harem.

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She is all of eight years old -- and wholly unaware of the great price she and her family will pay for this dream. Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensuous imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps readers up in the emotional pageant of Salim and Mehrunnisa's embattled love.

The Twentieth Wife is a very descriptive book: the clothes, the buildings and gardens, the food and drink, the traditions and rituals of court and the zenana are all described in vivid detail. I do enjoy reading historical fiction novels set in India, though I’m sorry to say that most of the others I’ve read were written by non-Indian.

The Twentieth Wife A Novel (Book): Sundaresan, Indu: A novel set against the exotic backdrop of the Mughal dynasty of sixteenth-century India chronicles the life and times of Mehrunnisa, an intelligent, ambitious, and beautiful young woman who became one of India's legendary heroines.

The first book in the Taj Mahal trilogy, The Twentieth Wife (), Indu Sundaresan’s debut work of romantic historical fiction, tells the story of one of India’s most controversial and brilliant empresses, who almost single-handedly shaped the future of the Mughal Empire.

Winner of the Washington State Book Award, it received. The setting of THE TWENTIETH WIFE is a repressive one for men and women alike.

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Duty to the Emperor's every whim is absolute and the notion of controlling one's own life would seem bizarre in their eyes.

Mehrunnisa is not our culture's idea of a feminist; she does not struggle to change the laws of her society, only to fulfill her ambition.

Indu Sundaresan’s The Twentieth Wife, the delightful first book of a trilogy that also includes The Feast of Roses and Shadow Princess, traces the story of Mehrunnisa from her birth to her marriage to the fourth Mughal Emperor nisa would later become famous as Empress Nur Jahan.

When Mehrunnisa becomes the 20th (and last) wife of Jahangir, she is. The book is a fictionalized retelling of the story of India's emperor Jahangir's twentieth wife, Nur Jahan.

I'm not really giving away the ending by mentioning that part, as the title of the book, and every history book that discusses her, gives away the ending. Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps listeners up in Mehrunnisa’s embattled love with Prince Salim, and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman, a legend in her own time, who was all but lost to history until now.