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Interesting books to read on Mughal era

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Posted: 14 August 2013 at 12:52am | IP Logged
If anyone is interested in reading about the Mughal era 
fiction novels  I recommend, Indu Sundaresan  who has written :

The Twentieth Wife 
 About  Mehrunissa, daughter of Persian refugees and wife of an Afghan commander, becomes Empress of the Mughal Empire under the name of Nur Jahan and is married to Jahingir/Salim, Akbar/Jalal  and Miriam Zamani/Hira Kunwar's son.

The Feast of Roses 
A Continuation of  The Twentieth Wife

Shadow Princess
 The third novel of the Taj Mahal trilogy
Jahanara from the moment her mother dies in June of 1631, is forced to bear the weight of her father's grief, confront warring brothers, engage in a rivalry with her sister Roshanara both politically, and personally'when they both fall in love with the same noble at court. In the end, all of these events overshadow Princess Jahanara's life, none more than the magnificent tomb her father builds for her mother'the Taj Mahal.


The Taj Trilogy from Nur Jehan to  Shah Jehan's daughters.

I loved both the first two books and have just started reading Shadow Princess.  The great thing about these books is they focus on history from the women's perspective and showing the power that women in that era were able to gain from themselves.  Usually, history has focused on men and rarely from women's perspective.



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I did read the The Twentieth wife. It was good. Thanks for sharing. Btw, Riyya, you should read the Palace of Illusions, if you have an interest in mythology. It is the retelling of Mahabharat from Panchali's perspective, with a Karna-Panchali romance thrown in. LOL Freaking awesome. Sorry, again diverted the topic. LOL

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Originally posted by Star_girl

I did read the The Twentieth wife. It was good. Thanks for sharing. Btw, Riyya, you should read the Palace of Illusions, if you have an interest in mythology. It is the retelling of Mahabharat from Panchali's perspective, with a Karna-Panchali romance thrown in. LOL Freaking awesome. Sorry, again diverted the topic. LOL
if you have any soft copy link then PM me.. I would like to read it. I have heard before about the panchali-karna romance fiasco...it interests me.Big smile

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Originally posted by sfdiva23

If anyone is interested in reading about the Mughal era 
fiction novels  I recommend, Indu Sundaresan  who has written :

The Twentieth Wife 
 About  Mehrunissa, daughter of Persian refugees and wife of an Afghan commander, becomes Empress of the Mughal Empire under the name of Nur Jahan and is married to Jahingir/Salim, Akbar/Jalal  and Miriam Zamani/Hira Kunwar's son.

The Feast of Roses 
A Continuation of  The Twentieth Wife
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Originally posted by Star_girl

I did read the The Twentieth wife. It was good. Thanks for sharing. Btw, Riyya, you should read the Palace of Illusions, if you have an interest in mythology. It is the retelling of Mahabharat from Panchali's perspective, with a Karna-Panchali romance thrown in. LOL Freaking awesome. Sorry, again diverted the topic. LOL
if you have any soft copy link then PM me.. I would like to read it. I have heard before about the panchali-karna romance fiasco...it interests me.Big smile

Definitely. I may have one. I will look for it, and send it to you. That book was freaking stunning. LOL And Karna was lovely. Lovely. I have always shipped Panchali with Karna. They work together. LOL

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Originally posted by PallaviDas003

Originally posted by Star_girl

I did read the The Twentieth wife. It was good. Thanks for sharing. Btw, Riyya, you should read the Palace of Illusions, if you have an interest in mythology. It is the retelling of Mahabharat from Panchali's perspective, with a Karna-Panchali romance thrown in. LOL Freaking awesome. Sorry, again diverted the topic. LOL
if you have any soft copy link then PM me.. I would like to read it. I have heard before about the panchali-karna romance fiasco...it interests me.Big smile

Definitely. I may have one. I will look for it, and send it to you. That book was freaking stunning. LOL And Karna was lovely. Lovely. I have always shipped Panchali with Karna. They work together. LOL
Link to me 2 plz LOL... im not sure whether i will have to to read but will surely make time for romance fiasco LOL

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