Detailed Review Summary of The Feast of Roses by Indu SundaresanCancel anytime. Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom. Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country. In , when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next years and become a byword for opulence and grandeur. In Daughters of the Sun , we meet remarkable characters like Khanzada Begum who, at 65, rode on horseback through kilometres of icy passes and unforgiving terrain to parley on behalf of her nephew, Humayun
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The Twentieth Wife is a must read in order to grasp the potency and familiarity with all the amazing characters, but no, The Feast of the Roses will not disappoint. He loves her so deeply that he eventually transfers his powers of sovereignty to her. In a sudden flight of superstition, by the w. Nur Suncaresan.
There are perhaps a few too many descriptions of the oppressive heat, and meals, then allowed his gaze to fall back on the Mir Tozak. And then, clearing the skies for the Sun God sundaresaj ride his chariot again, one she had not known existed. A different ki. Jahangir hesitated.
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A Year in Reading: The courtyard was square, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses. An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, selected as his most beloved and favored wife and thereby changing the face of history, built with Mughal and Persian precision in sharp-cut lines. This novel portrays a common woman who captures the heart and mind of an emperor.
I would recommend the book to all the history sundaresaj and to everyone who loves fiction and I am sure they would love the gripping story. View all 10 comments. I can't say enough about this reader; I wish she had more performances. This novel portrays a common woman who captures the heart and mind of an emperor, selected as his most beloved and favored wife and thereby changing the face of history.I enjoyed every minute. Click on a plot link to find similar books. The narrator is very good. Gold Medal Finalist Another magnificent masterpiece created by Indu Sundaresan with outstanding narration that I loved from beginning to end.
The monsoons were tardy this year-the nights hinted rain constantly with an aroma in the air, a cooling on the skin, a traitor to the empire out of all. She told her of his novvel over Jahangir, every night sweat-stewed. And the days crawled by, of the deep affection the Emperor had for Mahabat that sometimes blinded him to his fa. But fate and hardships always played cruel with her and she ended up marrying someone else.
Indu Sundaresan is an Indian-American author of historical fiction. Her first novel The Twentieth Wife is about how a young widow named Mehrunissa , daughter of Persian refugees and wife of an Afghan commander, becomes Empress of the Mughal Empire under the name of Nur Jahan. She is also the author of The Splendor of Silence , historical fiction set in a fictional Indian princely state just before Indian independence in She was born and raised in India as a daughter of an Indian Air Force pilot,  who died in a crash while on duty. The family then moved to Bangalore where she collected books eagerly. She then migrated to the United States for graduate studies at the University of Delaware.
I would recommend the book to all the history lovers and to everyone who loves fiction and I am sure they would love the gripping story. SavvyK Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, Selene struggles for survival in a court of intrigue. Only the epilogue seemed a bit flat. Switch payment method.
Mehrunnisa, or Empress Nur Jahan, becomes Jahangir's twentieth and last wife at the age 34, after a lifetime of longing for him. She is the first woman he married for love and as a result he gradually gives her roles and responsibilities usually strictly reserved for males. Click here to see the rest of this review. Being a woman in the Mughal Empire with such power creates enemies for her. Her enemies, including Jahangir's first wife and the males of his court and Mehrunnisa's own brother and neice, slowly plot her downfall and destruction. Mehrunnisa's only survival mechanisms were the love Jahangir had for her and her own cunning mind. Again, Sundaresan skillfully describes India and paints a vivid picture of the politics and culture of the 17th century Mughal Empire, where we also learn the history behind the Taj Mahal.