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

Author/creator Lal, Ruby author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Descriptionxiii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
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.
Abstract "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"--Amazon.com.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 251-290) and index.
Genre/formBiographies.
Genre/formBiography.
LCCN 2018003419
ISBN9780393239348 hardcover
ISBN0393239349 hardcover

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