Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan


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Finalist for the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History

"A luminous biography." —Rafia Zakaria, Guardian

Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. Nur ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, leading troops into battle, signing imperial orders, and astutely handling matters of the state.

Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire. In Empress, Nur Jahan finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

Publisher‏:‎W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (July 3, 2018)
Publication date‏:‎July 3, 2018
File size‏:‎25615 KB
Enhanced typesetting‏:‎Enabled
X-Ray‏:‎Not Enabled
Word Wise‏:‎Enabled
Print length‏:‎317 pages
Lending‏:‎Not Enabled


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