The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD38293
Released: Jul 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684412488
Narrator/s: Suzanne Toren
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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In 1611, thirty-four-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the twentieth and favorite wife of the Emperor Jahangir, who ruled the vast Mughal Empire. An astute politician as well as a devoted partner, she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name. When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman, the Empress led troops into battle and ultimately rescued him. The only woman to acquire the stature of empress in her male-dominated world, Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal. Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries in Renaissance Europe, including Elizabeth I. Here, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

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Author(s): Ruby Lal
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number Z100132852
Released: Aug 28, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684412495

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