Jahanara, Princess of Princesses

Jahanara, Princess of Princesses

Book - 2002
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Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c2002
ISBN: 9780439223508
0439223504
Branch Call Number: LAS
Characteristics: 186 p

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sfogs
Jul 11, 2014

Another great book in an amazing series!

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xofairy
Dec 30, 2013

I love this book.

I read this book a while ago and I think it was ok but it definitely didn' t mark me as much as other books of it' s type. It is however a good and fun insight into Indian history.

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Incarnadine
Aug 13, 2012

An interesting and enjoyable story. Ideally one might wish that the author of a book set in India was of Indian descent herself, but Kathryn Lasky has written an engaging tale. I think the Kathryn Lasky Royal Diaries are many of the best!

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amanminhas
Jul 18, 2012

I really liked this book.It shows how it was like in india in 1627 when there were Moghul Emperors ruled india and how it feels like to be royalty when you're a moghul princess

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NobleSlug
Jun 26, 2012

I definitely enjoyed this book. I literally read it in 2 hours; I could barely put it down and it's short enough to get through in an afternoon or evening.

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Robin_Hood13
Sep 19, 2011

This is my favorite royal diary. I don't know why, so don't ask. But it is.

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gkposts2
Aug 06, 2011

cool book! I enjoyed reading it. :)

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RachelF
Mar 14, 2010

its interesting for part of the bookand then its kinda boring.Its also a short book

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patricia18
May 01, 2014

patricia18 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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xofairy
Dec 30, 2013

xofairy thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Michelle M. Veilleux thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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amanminhas
Jul 18, 2012

amanminhas thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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NobleSlug
Jun 26, 2012

NobleSlug thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Mar 19, 2012

23305015677491NS thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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amanminhas
Jul 18, 2012

In this book, it is about this princess in India in 1627. She was also known as Begum Sahib.Even though her and her family were the richest people around,they were prisoners of the Ragputs that were Hindu.They had managed to escape the Rajputs.Jaharna's mother,called Ami, had so many children.Vey soon,Jaharna's father had become emperor od Agra,India.Jaharna becomes princess and Nur Mahal, part of their family brainwash one of jaharna's brother's Aurangazeb.They say,in order to be the next emporer,he must be the oldest brother.Jaharna's mom dies and Dara, the famil's oldest brother became emporer.Aurangazeb became angry, became emporer and imprisoned his own brother Dara!Dara escaped out of his brother's jail and became emperor.Aurangazeb died and jaharna lived her life devoted to not being ruler family.Dara's wife had died, so he built the "Taj Mahal." It is the graveyard of Mumtaz Mahal and is one of the most beautiful structurs in the world.

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NobleSlug
Jun 26, 2012

India, 1627. India, then known as Hindustan, is under Mughal rule. Jahanara is the beloved daughter of Shah Jahan, the grandson of Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar. When her father takes his place as emperor her family is able to move from their prison to the royal palace to live. However court intrigues and a wicked woman threaten the position of her family in the empire, her father's reputation, and even other's lives. Told from the point of view of Jahanara Begum Sahib, Princess of Princesses, and then Empress of Princesses.

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amanminhas
Jul 18, 2012

Other: there might be times where they show them giving birth so many times.

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amanminhas
Jul 18, 2012

"Nur Mahal is like a snake.Everyday she comes in my dreams.When she is about to bite me, I wake up."

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