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    The Twentieth Wife  (English, Paperback, Indu Sundaresan)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harpercollins
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789350292105, 9350292106
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    An enchanting tale that transports the reader to the olden days of the Mughal empire, during Jahangir's reign, The Twentieth Wife is the story of one of the most powerful women in Indian history, Nur Jahan.

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    In 1577, a girl named Mehrunnisa was born to nomadic parents in Afghanistan, while they were en route to the Mughal empire. Mehrunnisa’s father procures a job in the Mughal court in Akbar’s service, and she spends her early years in close proximity of the court. When she first laid eyes upon Jahangir at the age of eight, she vowed to herself that one day she would be his wife. Although she did not know it then, her words proved to be prophetic.

    After her first husband, Sher Afghan, was murdered, Mehrunnisa was summoned to Jahangir’s court to serve his step-mother, Akbar’s chief wife. A few years later, when Jahangir laid eyes upon Mehrunnisa at a chance encounter, he was thoroughly smitten and he married her the very same year. To honour the latest and last addition to his harlem, Jahangir bestowed the title of Nur Jahan upon her, which means ‘Light of the world’.

    Nur Jahan was well versed in art, literature, music and possessed remarkable courage and strenght. Artfully interspersing factual data with fiction, The Twentieth Wife is an engaging story that follows Mehrunnisa’s journey from modest means, overcoming several obstacles, her foray into motherhood, losing a husband and finally being married to the Emperor, making her one of the most influential women in the Mughal empire by default. It delves into the lives of Jahangir and Nur Jahan, and the immense power of their love. It’s a beautiful and romantic work of fiction that is deeply rooted in historical facts and accuracy.

    About Indu Sundaresan

    Indu Sundaresan is an author of Indian origin, and is the daughter of an air-force pilot.

    She has authored The Feast of Roses, In the Convent of Little Flowers, Shadow Princess and The Splendor of Silence.

    After migrating to America for her graduate studies, Indu starting writing and published her first novel, The Twentieth Wife, in 2002, for which she won the Washington State Book Award in 2003. She currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their daughter.

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    Ratings and Reviews
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    Very Good

    Beautifully written ....... All the characters seems alive . Once you start reading don't want to leave in between . Salute to indu maam for such a wonderful writing.
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    Sandeep Jauhari

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    9 Sep, 2016

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    5

    Great product

    One of the best book I have ever read...I read the book few months back and the thought of Mehrunissa and Salim still haunts my mind...go through it you will surely love it...and don't forget to read it's sequel The Feast of Roses...
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    Shweta Pandey

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    Terrific purchase

    While I was reading this book, I felt as if I was actually there in the Mughal era, watching everything happen in front of my eyes. So well-written. You can't leave this book in the middle once you pick it up.
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    Aishwarya Mishra

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    22 Dec, 2017

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    Pretty good

    Nice reading.
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    Jayesh Rathod

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    28 Sep, 2016

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    5

    Totally Engrossing......

    I bought this book thinking to know a little more than the textbook history provide us and ended up living myself in the Moghul era as I read this book....totally engrossing.....can not stop till I reach the end......and still continued to live in that time for some period after finishing the book.....one can experience the power dynamics and life during Moghul era through this book.....
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    Tanima Basu

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    28 Aug, 2014

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    In love with Mehrunnissa...

    Awesome story telling... A total page turner... Story of Mehrunnissa will surely capture your interest.Indu ma'am you truly deserve a salute to showcase the story of 1 of the most powerful women in the history in such a brilliant way.!!!!
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    Tanushree Bhattacharya

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    26 Jul, 2015

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    5

    Classy product

    This is one heck of a book.... if you are into history even a little bit, you are sure to like this one!!
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    Flipkart Customer

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    26 Oct, 2016

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    5

    Terrific purchase

    Gd books
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    Flipkart Customer

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    9 Mar, 2018

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    Great product

    Lovely
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    1 Dec, 2017

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    5

    Super!

    Very excellent fiction work based on history about a Persian girl's journey from serving in Mughal Zenana to run the Mughal Empire, journey from Mehr un nissa to Nur Jahan
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