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All the characters that appear in Jahanara: Princess of Princesses. Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, , Kathryn Lasky, Shah Jahan’s stepmother, Nur Mahal, holds two of Jahanara’s brothers. Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth-century India through Newbery Honor- author Kathryn.

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Princssses the fact that Jahanara is essentially a prisoner throughout the novel, she lives in luxury that is almost unimaginable. She spends her life behind latticed screens which hide her princessess the world to preserve her “purity. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Interesting to read about the life of women, even princesses and empresses, in India where they were not to be seen by men outside of the court and could be attended to only by eunuchs.

Email required Address never made public. Abu’l-Hasan Asaf Khan Book I read in elementary about royalty and the diary of a princess 9 73 Nov 22, It is fascinating to read the diary of princess Jahanara, who was the favorite daughter of emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Muntaj Mahal for whom he built the Taj Mahal. Daughter of Shah Jahan, who would later build the Taj Mahal, Jahanara is an Indian princess surrounded by wealth and beauty.

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For those who do not princeases who Jahanara is, she was the oldest daughter of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.

Hollywood really needs to cast more Indian actresses in things. In the s, the Mughal emperors of India were among the greatest rulers of the East. This book fascinated me with stories I’d never heard before in a setting which I knew nothing about, and then it broke my heart in an all-too-familiar way. Definitely one of the best Royal Diaries in my personal opinion. Mar 26, Vibina Venugopal rated it really liked it. There was too much time that would pass between diary entries an Jahanara is not a Royal Diaries book I remember reading in my youth, although I must have, but when I recently reread it, I felt indifferent about it.


Luckily, Janni has the other women of the harem—her mother, her father’s other wives, even her miniature portrait of Queen Elizabeth of England—to remind her that while women in this court may be invisible, they are not always powerless. Take two sips when: She has everything but she doesn’t have the freedom to live her life freely. In the s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the greatest and most superb rulers of the Princesss.

She who has lived in gold cloth tents for most of her live, has her father is next in line for the throne and is yet to become one of the greatest Mogul ruler of India, her mother is the first wife of him and the one he loves most, and she has rubies the size of beetles, diamonds the size of her small toe, eight elephant trained just for her and thirty servant girls but what she wants most is something you can not buy she wants to be free.

All in all, an interesting princess whose “diary” didn’t live up to its full potential. No eBook available Scholastic Inc.

In this book, Jahanara starts off living with her exiled family, but later on, are returned to their proper places.

Jahanara: Princess of Princesses

The best known of her projects was Chandni Chowk, the main street in the walled city of Old Delhi. Read reviews that mention nur mahal royal diaries kathryn prncess princess of princesses shah jahan indian princess pretty good begum sahib jahanara princess of princess mumtaz mahal good book year old taj mahal takes place diaries series historical fiction royal diary marie antoinette brother aurangzeb father who should be emperor. Feb 14, Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing Shelves: As always, I enjoyed the historical notes at the end.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Princesx. Feb 23, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia, England Shah Jahan ordered that vast sums of alms be given to the poor, prisoners be released, and prayers offered for the recovery of the princess. Her father frequently took her advice and entrusted her with charge of the Imperial Seal.

She grows up into her teenage years and becomes the future queen of India. Choose two words for your username.


Lasky’s story allowed me to learn all about this princess, living during a period of rich history for India. Janni is the oldest child of her father’s favorite wife; together her parents are the Emperor and Empress of India. The first was Jahanara’s obsession with Primcesses I after she receives a miniature medallion portrait of her. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. I loved this serie When I think of my favorite female primcess figures, they seem for the most part to fit into two categories: My Soul Is a Woman: But as soon as I got a look at the cover and read the premise, it was quickly on its way to me in the mail.

After the death of their father, Jahanara and Aurangzeb were reconciled. Shah Jahan became seriously ill in She would think Elizabeth ugly and she would honor her religious commitment.

Royal Diaries, The: Jahanara, Princess of Princesses

Nur Jahan continued with a similar business trading in indigo and cloth trades. My elementary school ago daughter loves these books. Following the diary portion of the book are further historical notes, a family tree of the Moghul Dynasty, and pictures of architecture of India, as well as some paintings of the princess and her parents.

It was one of my favorites growing up and I always had it checked out from the library. This 4 star book is a engrossing read and really explains historic happenings in a comprehensible, lucid and abridged way. During Ramadan that year, Jahanara is bored and hungry all the time and eventually Dara and her strike on the idea of smuggling food during the day so no one will see. I’ll reset password later. Jahanara had her tomb built during her lifetime.

Of all the ones that I have read so far this one seems the most personal. Not being very familiar with Indian culture, I cannot speak to the historical or cultural accuracy here.