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. Skillfully... show more
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. 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 own time -- who was all but lost to history until now.
Publish date: February 18th 2003
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Asian Literature
, Indian Literature
Series: Taj Mahal Trilogy (#1)
So I knew absolutely nothing about Mehrunnisa before reading this book. I didn’t even know that her niece was the woman the Taj Mahal was built for. Thanks to this book, I know want to know more about Mehrunnisa. If one is looking at this book objectively, there i...
I have listened to the entire audiobook.ME, I deserve four stars for doing this, but I award the book only two.I think it proper to award two stars rather than one simply because I did learn about the Mughal Empire – historical facts, customs and way of life. ****************************** I have ...
I was recommended this by a friend, who I will be forever grateful towards, because this is a fantastic book that I otherwise might not have come across. It is set in 16th and 17th Century India whist under the rule of the Mughal Empire. I do not know a great deal about this period of history and so...
Every so often, you'll find a gem in the bargain books section of a bookstore. So it was with The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan, a novel based on actual events in the history of the Mughal Empire of India.::: The Plot :::Ghias Beg flees from Persia after his father's estates revert to the govern...
I first read this book when it came out in 2003. The copy in the library was nice and fresh and just waiting to be cracked open. I fell in love from the first page. Over the years, I still had beautiful images from the book playing in my head. When asked to recommend a book this was usually my top p...
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