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Mirror of Beauty (English)

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Length: 961 Pages
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It is the sunset of the Mughal Empire. The splendour of imperial Delhi flares one last time. The young daughter of a craftsman in the city elopes with an officer of the East India Company. And so we are drawn into the story of Wazir Khanam: a dazzlingly beautiful and fiercely independent woman who takes a series of lovers, including a Navab and a Mughal prince and whom history remembers as the mother of the famous poet Dagh. But it is not just one life that this novel sets out to capture: it paints in rapturous detail an entire civilization.

Beginning with the story of an enigmatic and gifted painter in a village near Kishangarh, The Mirror of Beauty embarks on an epic journey that sweeps through the death-giving deserts of Rajputana, the verdant valley of Kashmir and the glorious cosmopolis of Delhi, the craft of miniature painting and the art of carpet designing, scintillating musical performances and recurring paintings of mysterious, alluring women. Its scope breathtaking, its language beguiling, and its style sumptuous, this is a work of profound beauty, depth and power.

About the Author
Acclaimed writer Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is also modern Urdus most celebrated critic. He was editor and publisher of the highly regarded literary journal Shabkhoon, and is the author of a landmark four-volume study of the poet Mir Taqi Mir, and another four-volume work on Urdus immense oral romance, Dastan-e Amir Hamza. He received the prestigious Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his contribution to Urdu literature. The Mirror of Beauty, originally published in Urdu to huge acclaim, is his first novel.

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Author Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
Book Details
Publisher Penguin Global
Imprint Penguin Global
Publication Year 2013 December
ISBN-13 9780670086757
ISBN-10 0670086754
Language English
Binding Hardcover
Number of Pages 961 Pages
Width 6.34 inch
Height 1.98 inch
Depth 2 inch
Weight 2.00 g
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14 Jan 2014
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As a literary imagination, this work stands as a peer to any other contemporary work on nineteenth century India. Faruqi is an erudite, perceptive guide to the dusk of the Mughal dynasty in India

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Good book

It is a good book.

Reader can feel the splendour, beauty and lavishness of the aristocratic Delhi life of that time.

The descriptions of cloths and the usage urdu poetry adds the colour.

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