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Author Lal, Ruby, author.

Title Empress : the astonishing reign of Nur Jahan / Ruby Lal.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Nur Jahan LAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-290) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Nūr Jahān, Empress, consort of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, -1645.
Empresses -- Mogul Empire -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393239348 hardcover
0393239349 hardcover

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