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Volligtoll More than 1 year ago Wow this book was much better than I thought it would the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan and proved to be a fast read too. The story is based on real people and events, and is enhanced by Sundaresan’s romantic imagination. See All Customer Reviews. Indu has deliberately ywentieth consciously avoided the birth-mother of Jahangir denying her even a small place in the novel.

This is a book that truly takes you away.

She is enthralled by the power struggles within the harem and learns to make the right alliances. Read reviews that mention historical india fiction mughal empire sundaresan women roses feast sequel indian woman indu emperor mehrunnisa salim fascinating period prince century.

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Refresh and try again. Trivia About The Twentieth Wif Her ghe lands a position as treasurer to the Emperor, her mother and she are invited to visit the Imperial zenana where the wifes and concubines of the Emperor live, and she not only gains the favor of the Emperor’s favorite wife, head of the harem, but she also catches the eye of his son, Prince Salim.

A path cleared from Mehrunnisa to the Padshah Begam, and all eyes turned to Akbar’s main consort. Follow Father Tim and Cynthia on their journey to research his Kavanagh ancestry in the The story is about Mehrunnisa, daughter of a poor Persian who comes to the empire to make his fortune.

When the gates the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan opened and the female guards had eyed them with suspicion before letting them into the zenana area, Saliha had bowed to them in awe. But every now and then, one or another lifted a head to listen to the music in the distance.

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sumdaresan As all other women of that time, she marries the man she is told to marry for the sake of property and alliances, but other than that we learn little about her in terms of her drive and motivation. The intrigue of the Mughal Empire continues to fascinate me as I read the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan such as this one! In that instant, even as a royal gala swirls around her in celebration of the future emperor’s first marriage, Mehrunnisa foresees the path of her own destiny.

The genre is still historical fiction, one of my favourites, written by a very talented Indian author, Indu Sundaresan. Taj Mahal Trilogy 1.

How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake? She came into the world in the yearto the howling accompaniment of a ferocious winter storm.

Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. With a treasure like that of Aladdin’s and where a wish is always a command, the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan and their sons always do. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Mehrunnisa first encounters young Prince Salim on his wedding day. Thus far, the author has spent way too much time telling me about the prince that Mehrunnisa is over the moon for and not giving me a reason to care.

twenntieth They passed noiselessly through the verandah, their bare feet skimming the cool stone floor. Audible Download Audio Books. The story is based on real people and events, and is enhanced by Sundaresan’s romantic imagination. The writer weaves the two effortlessly into one beautiful book.

When it had finished, the women clapped and threw silver coins at the man. I the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan I belonged to that time.

But Mehrunissa was promised to another and their journey to love and her role as The Twentieth Wife would be tested in the fires of time. Ghias Beg flees from Persia after his father’s estates revert to the government, and he cannot pay his debts. I liked the way author described the Royal proceedings!

Chinese porcelain statues, silver and gold boxes from Persia, ivory figurines from Africa. Discover what to read next. The writing is smart, fun and the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan. Jan 27, Shayantani Das rated it really liked it.

A humorous adventure in self-confidence.

Her hair was streaked with gray, sife she made no effort to conceal with a henna rinse. That security lent her a calm demeanor, an arrogance, and a self-assurance. The two boys jumped up immediately and ran into the house; soon Saliha and Khadija followed.

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This is the first installment in Sundaresen’s trilogy about the construction of the Taj Majal. Published by Washington Square Press Now in paperback, internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan presents a poignant collection of contemporary short After all, it cannot be easy to attract the Emperor so much for so long when he has women at his disposal.

She transcends from a child in the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan poor family, who cannot afford to feed her, to one of twentieyh most powerful women I am amazed at the kind of research that must have been put in to write this kind of work.