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Empress - The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan written by Ruby Lal performed by Suzanne Toren on CD (Unabridged)

Empress - The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan written by Ruby Lal performed by Suzanne Toren on CD (Unabridged)
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ISBN:  9781684412488
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  540 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Ruby Lal
Narrator 1:  Suzanne Toren

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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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