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The Twentieth Wife

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Contributor(s) Indu Sundaresan
Binding Paperback
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Overview: The Twentieth Wife

The Twentieth Wife is a story of one of the most powerful queens of the Mughal dynasty, Empress Nur Jahan. The book is about her journey from being a child to nomadic parents in Afghanistan to becoming one of the most influential women in the Mughal Empire. The Twentieth Wife is written by Indu Sundaresan and was published by HarperCollins Publishers India Ltd. in January, 2012.

Indu Sundaresan is an Indian American author who has written books on princesses and consorts of Mughal dynasty. Indu's father was an Indian Air Force pilot and they lived in Bangalore. She later moved to the United States to study Economics at the University of Delaware. Some of her works are The Feast of Roses, The Splendour of Silence, The Mountain of Light, Shadow Princess, etc. You can order Indu Sundaresan books online by exploring which lists retailers selling these books at reasonable prices.

The story of The Twentieth Wife begins with Nur Jahan's (Mehrunnisa, as she was known then) modest childhood in Afghanistan. Her father later procures a job in Emperor Akbar's court. She spends her early years in the Emperor's court. During this time, she lays her eyes upon Akbar's son, Jahangir, and she decides to marry him one day. As the story develops, Jahangir comes across Mehrunnisa and he is smitten by her. He marries Mehrunnisa and bestows the title of Nur Jahan upon her. Nur Jahan was fluent in literature, art and music and extremely courageous. The book tells the story of challenges and obstacles in her life which she overcomes with sheer determination and will power.

The Twentieth Wife has received good reviews from different publications, such as, Chicago Tribune, which said that it is a good old-fashioned fiction that vividly describes the mystery and pomp of India's past. Outlook India has stated that the book gives a detailed picture of what life was behind harem walls. The book has 384 pages and you can get this edition of the book in paperback binding in English. Its ISBN 10 is 9350292106 and its ISBN 13 is 9789350292105.

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Language English
Publication Date January 1, 2012
Publisher Harpercollins
Contributor(s) Indu Sundaresan
Binding Paperback
Edition 2012
Page Count 384
ISBN 10 9350292106
ISBN 13 9789350292105
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