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8 edition of Twentieth Wife found in the catalog.

Twentieth Wife

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Published by Blackstone Audiobooks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Action & Adventure,
  • Historical - General,
  • Sagas,
  • Fiction,
  • Unabridged Audio - Fiction/General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSneha Mathan (Narrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatAudio cassette
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8107153M
    ISBN 100786149094
    ISBN 109780786149094
    OCLC/WorldCa76803297

    The Twentieth Wife: A Novel by Sundaresan, Indu and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Taj Mahal (Agra, India), Fiction, Empresses, History; Places: India, Taj Mahal (Agra.

    Indu Sundaresan’s The Twentieth Wife, the delightful first book of a trilogy that also includes The Feast of Roses and Shadow Princess, traces the story of Mehrunnisa from her birth to her marriage to the fourth Mughal Emperor nisa would later become famous as Empress Nur Jahan. When Mehrunnisa becomes the 20th (and last) wife of Jahangir, she is 34, hardly young for the year. The Twentieth Wife is a tough nut to crack. You *want* to like it; it's painstakingly researched and brings the court intrigues of Mughul India to life. However, the book has a few really critical flaws: 1. It often skips the key events, describing them between-chapter narration, choosing instead to flesh out the areas between key events. 2.

      The Twentieth Wife A Novel (Book): Sundaresan, Indu: A novel set against the exotic backdrop of the Mughal dynasty of sixteenth-century India chronicles the life and times of Mehrunnisa, an intelligent, ambitious, and beautiful young woman who became one of India's legendary heroines.   The Twentieth Wife - Ebook written by Indu Sundaresan. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Twentieth Wife/5(53).


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In her debut novel, "The Twentieth Wife" author Indu Sundaresan succeeds in providing her readers with a snapshot, however real or unreal, of the elaborate world of the Mughal Emperors in the India of the 18th century, but fails to create characters that represent the larger than life personas from the pages of history or present the players' plots and machinations in a way that makes the reader feel as if he/she /5().

The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #1), Indu Sundaresan Indu Sundaresan is an Indian-American author of historical fiction. Her first novel The Twentieth Wife is about how Twentieth Wife book young widow named Mehrunissa, daughter of Persian refugees and wife of an Afghan commander, becomes Empress of the Mughal Empire under the name of Nur Jahan.4/5.

Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps readers up in Mehrunnisa's embattled love with Prince Salim, and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman — a legend in her Twentieth Wife book time — who was all but lost to history until : Atria Books.

The Twentieth Wife portrays the challenges Mehrunissa faces as a woman as she struggles to make her own voice heard.A wonderful book for several reasons; Mehrunissa is beautifully portrayed (and I really like the cover).

Also, the book follows Mehrunissa from a child of 8 to a woman of The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan - An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of Released on: Febru In Indu Sundaresan's lush historical romance, The Twentieth Wife, we read of Mumtaz Mahal's aunt, Mehrunnisa, a woman known to Indian history as Nur Jahan.

The history of Nur Jahan is cluttered with legend, gossip and propaganda. Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensuous imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps readers up in the emotional pageant of Salim and 4/5(29).

The Twentieth Wife is Indu Sundaresan’s debut novel. She has skillfully blended history with rich and sensuous imaginings of a timeless fairy tale. Sundaresan’s attention to detail coupled with captivating description of the Mughal court creates a vivid narrative, which is hard to put down.

The Twentieth Wife is her first novel. She continues Mehrunnisa's tale in The Feast of Roses, forthcoming from Atria Books. She lives in Bellevue, Washington/5(32). Free download or read online The Twentieth Wife pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in January 29thand was written by Indu Sundaresan.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.4/5. The last book I remember to do that was ‘Far Pavilions’ by and now ‘The Twentieth Wife’.

I’m so looking forward to the next two books in the series – The Feast of Roses and Shadow Princess. If you like me love stories of Kings and Queens, Rajas and Maharajas, The Twentieth Wife is a must read.

The love story of Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa, begun in the critically praised debut novel The Twentieth Wife, continues in Indu Sundaresan's lush second novel, The Feast of Roses.

Here, Mehrunnisa comes into Jahangir's harem as his twentieth and last wife/5(91). - Buy The Twentieth Wife: A Novel book online at best prices in India on Read The Twentieth Wife: A Novel book reviews & author details and Reviews: In The Twentieth Wife, first-time novelist Indu Sundaresan introduces readers to life inside a bejeweled, dazzling birdcage--the world of the Mughal Court's zenana, or imperial harem.

Her heroine exercises power in the only way available to a woman in 17th-century India: from behind the veil.4/5(K). The twentieth wife by Indu Sundaresan.

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Scanned in China. Uploaded by lotu.t on Novem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: THE TWENTIETH WIFE: An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses -- a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles, and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

Fiction Book Review: THE TWENTIETH WIFE by Indu Sundaresan, Author. Pocket $24 (p) ISBN Sundaresan's debut is a sweeping, carefully researched tale of. The review of this Book prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar The Twentieth Wife tells the story of India's controversial Empress, Mehrunissa, who later became known as Empress Nur Jahan of the Mughal Empire.

She was the daughter of refugees fleeing Persia for India. Buy a cheap copy of The Twentieth Wife book by Indu Sundaresan. In The Twentieth Wife, first-time novelist Indu Sundaresan introduces readers to life inside a bejeweled, dazzling birdcage--the world of the Mughal Court's zenana, Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Twentieth Wife is a very descriptive book: the clothes, the buildings and gardens, the food and drink, the traditions and rituals of court and the zenana are all described in vivid detail. I do enjoy reading historical fiction novels set in India, though I’m sorry to say that most of the others I’ve read were written by non-Indian.

Her first novel, The Twentieth Wife, won the Washington State Book Award. Her second novel, The Feast of Roses, is a sequel to the first and continues the story of Empress Nur Jahan. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you Reviews: Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensuous imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps readers up in the emotional .BOOK ONE of the Taj Mahal Trilogy The Twentieth Wife is an intimate glimpse into 17 th Century India, and the imperial Mughal harem, where women wielded a hidden power with the skill of astute diplomats, and one of Emperor Jahangir’s wives fought to keep Mehrunnisa out of the zenana and Jahangir’s affections.