This book is based in historical fact although some of the story is the author’s fictional account of the characters and their lives. But of course multiple obstacles keep the couple apart and, over the next decade or two, they carry the torch for each other despite the fact that their relationship only consists of a few brief early encounters. She amazes Jahangir with her understanding of the book. The intrigue of the Mughal Empire continues to fascinate me as I read novels such as this one! Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
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Though it is a work of fiction but it has a strong base to the historical realities. Seriously speaking, I can understand somehow Prince Salim later Emperor Jahangir developed a strong crush on the young sndaresan charming Mehru I don’t like the romance between Mehrunnisa a.
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
But after all is said and done, he does become emperor and — get this — proves to be a strong, responsible ruler. She amazes Jahangir with her understanding of the book. That story has been told in the sequel “The Feast of Roses” which I am reading next. A collection of 4 books. Sundsresan collection of 22 books.
The story is based on real people and events, and is enhanced by Sundaresan’s romantic imagination. View all 3 comments. Thailand gets its first tropical storm in 30 years in the form of Pabuk, Odisha on alert Scroll. It took over a week for me to figure out why I was having such a tough time with The Twentieth Wifea story of a pair of star-crossed lovers in imperial Subdaresan India in the 16th century.
She was born and raised in India as a daughter wtentieth an Indian Air Force pilot,  who died in a crash while on duty. They share the twentieth wife by indu sundaresan pure love-filled passionate kisses, but alas, destiny and plot machinations have other plans. View all 4 comments. Took me awhile to get into this book but now ready skndaresan the 2nd in the trilogy. I wish I belonged to that time. She also earns by sewing and painting in the Imperial harem. Simple, charming woman who stood up for what she believed.
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The Twentieth Wife: A Novel — book review
Oct 21, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition there are many words I do not understand. It centers on the rise to prominence of Mehrunnisa, the beautiful, intellectually astute daughter of a Persian courtier to the Mughal emperor, Akbar. The story telling fascinated me. In this case, women. But of course multiple obstacles keep the couple apart and, over the next decade or two, they carry the torch for each other despite the fact that their relationship only consists of a few brief early encounters.
They stood smiling at each other with no words, just happiness. Took me to the world of Nur Jahan and Jahangir May 15, Mizuki rated it really liked it.
The Twentieth Wife (Taj Mahal Trilogy, #1) by Indu Sundaresan
The marriages were mostly the political alliances rather than of affection and respect. It is now 7 years later and thanks in part to a historical fiction challenge I decided to re-read this book. Mehunrissa, the girl that will eventually become the twentieth wife of Jahangir, the fourth Mughal Emperor, is infatuated from the age of eight with Prince Salim, as he inud also called.
Indu has chosen such a topic for her novel that is not very common in the history of fiction. The author introduces us to insu 16th century Mughals in India and how the women were treated.
But Mehrunissa was promised to another and their journey to love and her role as The Twentieth Wife would be tested in the fires of time. With three twenyieth, no money and no future, Ghias despairs of being able to rear her, but Mehrunnisa is rescued by Malik, a merchant, who not only befriends Ghias but finds a position for him at the imperial court in Lahore.
She is even kind although this seems more like another literary device designed to gain sympathy.