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Jul 12, Jinny rated it really liked it Shelves: She didn’t really do anything of importance herself. Jahanara is a wonderful protagonist and Until I did a search for the Royal Diaries books I hadn’t had a chance to read when I was a child, I’d never heard about Jahanara. Many of the women in the imperial household were accomplished at reading and writing poetry and painting. Readers encounter historical figures, such as Empress Mumtaz Mahal, for whom the Taj Mahal was built, as well as fictional characters introduced to explore the practices of the times–among them, the gardener, whose eyes were stitched closed as punishment for spying.

For those who do not know who Jahanara is, she was the oldest daughter of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal. In honor of his coronation, 6 February[16] Shah Jahan awarded his wife Mumtaz Mahal, Jahanara’s mother,ashrafis Persian gold coins worth two Mohurs, rupees and an annual privy purse of one million rupees.


What I Liked Recently I ordered a handful of these Royal Diaries books because they were some of my favorite as a kid. Much of the book seems to introduce pieces of Indian culture to the reader.

Jahanara Begum

Hilariously and heartbreakingly, Jahanara doesn’t even know what “flirting” is. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jahanara Begum. The sincere voice of the princess makes history come alive a little, and may shed some light onto what life was like for royalty in India in the s. Jahanara had her tomb pgincesses during her lifetime.

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This life is one of ease and leisure, but she is saddened by a life of isolation that stretches before her, sheltered as she is from all men who are not her immediate family.

It was one of my favorites growing up and I always had it checked out from the library. Jahanara will describe the treasures and glory of being a royal. She tries to find a way to calm herself. As soon as this book sends me its address, I’m gonna start mailing it pants. This Diary of an Indian princess is a tremendous page-turner with its clear and concise style.

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Jahanara came to Aurangzeb on 10 June proposing a partition of the empire. Abu’l-Hasan Asaf Khan Towards the end of the book, important things do happen but it seems so forced that I felt like I was left hanging.


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The interesting part is the family tree that goes by through which we get a glimpse of the Moghul Dynasty. I see now why my category system seems to work for me – Jahanara doesn’t fit into one of them and is not very interesting by consequence at least in this fictional diary.

She has everything but she doesn’t have the freedom to live her life freely. Menu Skip to content Home About. Even as a kid his intolerance for the Hindu is evident Jahanara had everything she ever desired for jewels studded with precious prlncess, luxury in short a life of opulence and splendor.

Pages with related products. Moving back into the palace after years of exile, her father becoming king, her brothers return from captivity, and the change she sees in them are only naming a few.

It’s nonEurocentric, which jshanara nice, and has an engaging story. More drama than any programming on Bravo, let me tell you.