The Twentieth Wife

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD5828
Released: Feb 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780786166480
Narrator/s: Sneha Mathan
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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 listeners 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.

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Author(s): Indu Sundaresan
Narrator(s): Sneha Mathan
Product Number Z100097587
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483065564
Author(s): Indu Sundaresan
Product Number EB00581944
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9780743436977

Professional reviews

"In 1601 Prince Salim rebelled against his father, the Mughal emperor of India, and by 1605 became Emperor Jahangir himself. With 300 concubines and 19 wives, why did Salim choose 34-year-old Mehrunnisa, a Persian refugee born in abject poverty who defied traditional feminine roles, to be number 20--and his empress? Sundaresan thinks it was love and regales us with a wonderfully plausible story shimmering with saffron and splendor. Sneha Mathan's rich voice, with its depth and variety of accents, tinged with a hint of British India, sweeps us into this exotic world. She portrays a Mehrunnisa who is sweet yet capable of being devious when necessary. The sequel is out, but not yet in audio. What a treat if Mathan were to read it. P.E.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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