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    Shadow Princess Taj Mahal Trilogy #3 Indu SundaresanCritically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left o

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    Hand down it really isn't your typical Bollywood romance Shadow Princess is the final book of Indu Sundaresan's Taj Mahal trilogy This time the heroine is Jahanara Begum the first born daughter of Shah Jahan and his beloved ueen consort Mumtaz MahalThe love story between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal emperor and empress of the Mughal Empire needs no introduction since this romance has been immortalized by the Taj Mahal

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    This was a huge letdown in comparison Second part was really almost awesomeI don’t know why the author skipped a whole damn generation and moved to the story of Shah Jahan’s children but this wasn’t as interesting as t

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    I LOVED The Twentieth Wife and I thought The Feast of Roses was good but Shadow Princess was just slow It skips

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    I just finished reading Shadow Princess the third book in Sundaresan's series about the women of Mughal India Unlike the Feast of Roses which should be preceded in reading by the Twentieth Wife this one stands on its ownIt begins with the death of Mumtaz Mahal the woman for whom the Taj Mahal was built and ends with her husband's death In between the life of their eldest daughter Jahanara is told with love and historical accura

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    The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless; they control a uarter of the world’s population and have wealth beyond imagining But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and while Shah Jahan mourns his dead wife and obsesses over the Taj Mahal her monument his son Aurangzeb is planning to take his father’s throne by any means necessaryCritically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left off in

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    I finished reading Shadow Princess today which also marks the completion of Taj Mahal TrilogyWhen I started reading the first book The Twentieth Wife I instantly fell in love with Indu Surdaresan's art of story telling that how beautifully she has presented the complicated and what some people may think as boring historical saga in such intriguing words Every page engrossed me every word fascinated me but as soon as I picked the s

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    Shadow Princess is set in the Mughal Empire at the eve of Mumtaz Mahal's death The novel uickly delves into Shah Jahan's despair unusual in a society where a man has multiple wives and his contemplation of abdicating the throne for which he h

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    For lovers of historical fiction nothing is better than a book that has you immersed in the storyline and engages all of your five

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    Although the book is third in the series of three I have no problem in the reading It begins with the death of Mumtaz upon the birth of her 14th child in 19 years of marriage Even opium could not alleviate the struggle she was under Her husband the Emperor of all Hindustan mourned her passing culminating in a most splendid mausoleum for his beloved These Mughals were prolific builders and I marvel at the time they spen

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Shadow Princess Taj Mahal Trilogy #3

The daughters of Emperor Jahangir Jahanara and Roshanara Taj Mahal PDF #8608 plot and scheme against one another in an attempt to gain power over their father’s harem As royal princesses they are confined in the imperial harem and not allowed to marry However this does not stop them from having illicit affairs or plotting the next Hand down it really isn t your typical Bollywood romance Shadow Princess is the final book of Indu Sundaresan s Taj Mahal trilogy This time the heroine is Jahanara Begum the first born daughter of Shah Jahan and his beloved ueen consort Mumtaz MahalThe love story between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal emperor and empress of the Mughal Empire needs no introduction since this romance has been immortalized by the Taj Mahal the white marble mausoleum Shah Jahan built for his wife But what is a lot less famous is the stories of the royal couple s children 4 sons and 3 daughters and how Mumtaz s death affected the royal family and the fate of the royal couple s children especially Jahanara Begum s The author revealed the tale of Princess Jahanara and the unusual position she had been placed in after her mother s death the 17 years old Jahanara inherited half of her mother s fortune and the statue of Padshah Begum mistress of the harem and First Lady of the Empire which instantly made her the most powerful and wealthy woman in the empire But power and wealth was followed by endless responsibilities to support both her father and her family court intrigues sandals mostly the suspicion of incest between Jahanara and her father her younger sister Roshanara Begum s jealousy and the hostility among her four brothers Plus her fledgling romance with Najabat Khan a noble in her father s court was also jeopardized because the Emperor was unwilling to allow his favorite daughter to get married I m not very sure why Shah Jahan would forbid his daughters to get married supposedly the daughters getting married would weaken the emperor s hold on his throne but I still can t see how would marry off a few daughters would create troubles for the emperor I guess it must have something to do with the princesses sons might grow up and then challenge the throne but it isn t well explained in the storyIf you expected to see some Earth shaking romance like the ones in the Bollywood movies you will be disappointed Sure there are affection heartache and doubts between the heroine and Najabat Khan plus there is a forbidden aspect in their love since they couldn t get married but their romance is pretty much down to earth As years passed Jahanara took other lovers Najabat Khan took other women as his wives and started a family of his own yet the two continued to love each other from afar through the decades I understand not many people like this development but I found it to be uite refreshingThe heroine s younger sister Roshanara is pretty much written off as a jealous spoiled brat in this story but historically she seems to be a skilled player in the power game and she actually helped one of her brothers Aurangzeb to become the next emperor Therefore I do hope Roshanara could have room in the narrationbecause it does feel like Roshanara was even shadowed by both her famous mother and her powerful beloved older sister I mean by the later half of this book even the princes have space and screen time than Roshanara herself arghOnce again the author built her world with a lot of fine details about the cultures food rituals customs of the society of that time Also once again the struggle for the throne plays an important part in the latter half of the storyI also do like how the author skipped a generation to write the stories of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal s children instead of writing the romance between the emperor and empress because let s face it too many people had already written stories about these two though their stories are very much worth telling yet the stories about their children seem to have a bit rooms for imagination and development My review for the first book review for the first two books of the series Chinese article about the historical Jahanara Begum Chinese article about the historical Mehrun Nissa great aunt of Jahanara

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Heir to the throne These royal sisters are in competition for everything power over the harem their father’s affection still focused on his dead wife and the future of their country Unfortunately only one of them can succeed And despite their best efforts Shadow Princess PDFEPUBto affect the future their schemes are eclipsed both d The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless they control a uarter of the world s population and have wealth beyond imagining But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and while Shah Jahan mourns his dead wife and obsesses over the Taj Mahal her monument his son Aurangzeb is planning to take his father s throne by any means necessaryCritically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left off in The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses returning to seventeenth century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father s kingdomTrapped 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 They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate power over the throne But only one of the sisters will succeed With an enthusiasm for history and a flair for rich detail Indu Sundaresan brings readers deep into the complicated lives of Indian women of the time period and highlights the profound history of one of the most celebrated works of architecture in the world the Taj MahalThe daughters of Emperor Jahangir Jahanara and Roshanara plot and scheme against one another in an attempt to gain power over their father s harem As royal princesses they are confined in the imperial harem and not allowed to marry However this does not stop them from having illicit affairs or plotting the next heir to the throne These royal sisters are in competition for everything power over the harem their father s affection still focused on his dead wife and the future of their country Unfortunately only one of them can succeed And despite their best efforts to affect the future their schemes are eclipsed both during their lives and in posterity as they live in the shadow of the greatest monument in Indian history the Taj MahalWith a flair and enthusiasm for history and culture Sundaresan creates a story full of rich details that brings the reader deep into the world of the lives of Indian women and their struggles for power and conseuenceIn Shadow Princess we meet the royal imperial and remarkable character of the power of jahanara begum the only Mughal woman to write a spiritual treatise on Sufism the sister of Aurangzeb and the padshah begum after Mumtaz s era and Shah Jahan s favourite child owner of the most lucrative port in medieval India and patron of one of its finest cities ShahjahanabadEver since I have started reading Indu Sundaresan s books the first of which is this book itself but only a sample chapter on my kindle I have become a fan of her history is a critical subject and critical is it s retelling as if you do not know the tale properly and cannot narrate it in a gripping way then the reader would not find it interesting I feel it is just a cup of tea for Indu Sundaresan for retelling historythe best part of the book is its beauty in the simplicity of language and the complex and gripping narrative I felt that the beauty of the enchanting narration makes the book truly a masterpiece one cannot put down the book in the middle if you have started once Through the character of Jahanara Sundaresan beautifully captures the epitome of a heroine and a veiled warrior and rebel and even a perfect daughter and a sacrificing ueen The ualities of this particular character the way she handles both her brain and beauty the way her words and tactics slash through people will truly make you enter into hero worshipping for Jahanarafor the narration it is just mind boggling the way she captures each character and emotions in their pen would leave you enthralledthe book is the story of the Jahanara Begum and the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and overthrowing of him by his rebellious and stone hearted son Aurangzeb The story starts by with the death of Mumtaz Mahal while the birth gaurahara and then follows up to the ups and lows and struggles in building a kingdom mausoleum and even the struggle with both insiders and outsidersnext comes the great Mumtaz Mahal known for both her beauty and the beauty that stood for her and in her respect taj mahal the author beautifully explains the story of Mumtaz Mahal as a wife of Shah Jahan and the mother of his sons and daughters the immense wealth spent behind the construction of taj mahal is even beautifully penned downthe author even beautifully sketches out the backdrops and the intricate and intense scenes of Jahanara s turbulent and powerful life of her journey from the royal power and politics of the empire to her house arrest along with her father will leave you mesmerised even after you complete the book the book truly captures your mind and leaves a mark on your heartthe book is a fiction and it totally stands for its genre you would read new tales like the tales of some characters and some fights scenes and dialogues still you would never ever feel that the book deviates from the real story it does not it just adds up spice to the real story framed in the Luminous Tomb and Padshahnamathe book is even very intensely researched for there is a lot of details about how the Mughals lived walked talked and even what they wore and ate the book would give you every detail about the Mughal empire under the period of Shah Jahan the book even gives a great note on the power play and political instability and intrigue during that turbulent timesanother perk of the book is its philosophy you would see a lot of beautiful ideas of philosophy hidden within tales the way the fight scenes are explained truly captures the full attention of the reader The action scenes of how the armies fought and how each step is taken will keep you riveted till the endthe book is very meticulously researched and this intense work is very well channelled through their extraordinary narration and captivating plot the intense research which even includes English translated uoted lines from the Mughal texts like The History of Hindostan Storia do Mogor Padshahnama and othersThe very first attempt to chronicle the woman who played a vital role in building the Mughal empire Shadow Princess is an illuminating and gripping history of a little known aspect of the most magnificent dynasty the world has ever knownAn enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure this novel tells the captivating story of one of India s most unknown and hidden empresses a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale Shadow Princess sweeps readers up in Jahanara s embattled and hidden love and her powerplay and politics and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman a legend in her own time who was all but lost to history until nowthe book totally is worth reading and if you have not read it it is totally your huge loss overall the book is in simple words a masterpiece a perfect tapestry of history and imagination the book is such a perfect piece of the whole bloody and imperial Mughal history that I would declare it truly as a legend in the field of history imaginative intrigue intenseI 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 Auréoles power over the harem their father’s affection still focused on his dead wife and the future of their country Unfortunately only one of them can succeed And 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Uring their lives and in posterity as they live in the shadow of the greatest monument in Indian history the Taj MahalWith a flair and enthusiasm for history and culture Sundaresan creates a story full of rich details that brings the reader deep into the world of the lives of Indian women and their struggles for power and conseuence For lovers of historical fiction nothing is better than a book that has you immersed in the storyline and engages all of your five senses so that when you look up from reading it takes you a couple of seconds to re orient to your current surroundings Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan was just that book for me When Shadow Princess opens we are transported to 17th century India as the Mumtaz Muhal the much beloved wife of the Emperor is about to give birth to her 14th child Also in the room with her are her two teen aged daughters Jahangir17 and Roshanara 14 As the birth process continues it appears Mumtaz Muhal may not survive and she reaches out for Jahangir neglecting Roshanara who also rushes to her mother s side But despite the best of care available Mumtaz Muhal dies leaving behind four sons two older daughters a newborn girl child and an inconsolable husband But when the Emperor is finally convinced to resume his morning appearances before the royalty it obvious that he is in a very fragile state for a show of unity Jahangir thrusts her four brothers out into the balcony to stand by their father At this moment all four brothers despite their young age feel the surge of power of being Emperor and this becomes each of their goals Roshanara once again feeling left out and in her bitterness wonders how to control her destiny in this male dominated world While this is the third book in the Sundaresan s trilogy on the Mughal Empire it is not necessary to read the prior books to enjoy this storyline Sundaresan s passion and research for this period of Indian history comes through in her exuisite writing and the decoding of the culture This a tale of the lush life of the royalty and those favored by them Even for the reader who knows the outcome of the power struggle Sunderesan weaves an interesting path of getting to this point focusing the story on Jahangir and Roshanara and the roles of women in shaping Indian history What most of us know of this era is the building of the Taj Mahal as a tribute of a man s love for wife Sundaresan took a chance and made the Taj Mahal a character in the book and it is only fitting as the influence of women have often been overlooked in the telling of this period however this oversight is corrected by this trilogyI recommend this book to not only readers of historical fiction but also to readers who enjoy reading about sibling rivalry unreuited love uncontrolled ambition and adventure Poslije svega (After, posterity as they live in the shadow of the greatest monument in Indian history the Taj MahalWith a flair and enthusiasm for history and culture Sundaresan creates a story full of rich details that brings the reader deep into the world of the lives of Indian women and their struggles for Die Herrenschneiderei power and conseuence For lovers of historical fiction nothing is better than a book that has you immersed in the storyline and engages all of your five senses so that when you look up from reading it takes you a couple of seconds to re orient to your current surroundings Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan was just that book for me When Shadow Princess opens we are transported to 17th century India as the Mumtaz Muhal the much beloved wife of the Emperor is about to give birth to her 14th child Also in the room with her are her two teen aged daughters Jahangir17 and Roshanara 14 As the birth Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling process continues it appears Mumtaz Muhal may not survive and she reaches out for Jahangir neglecting Roshanara who also rushes to her mother s side But despite the best of care available Mumtaz Muhal dies leaving behind four sons two older daughters a newborn girl child and an inconsolable husband But when the Emperor is finally convinced to resume his morning appearances before the royalty it obvious that he is in a very fragile state for a show of unity Jahangir thrusts her four brothers out into the balcony to stand by their father At this moment all four brothers despite their young age feel the surge of Cities of God power of being Emperor and this becomes each of their goals Roshanara once again feeling left out and in her bitterness wonders how to control her destiny in this male dominated world While this is the third book in the Sundaresan s trilogy on the Mughal Empire it is not necessary to read the Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone passion and research for this Pretend God Is Deaf period of Indian history comes through in her exuisite writing and the decoding of the culture This a tale of the lush life of the royalty and those favored by them Even for the reader who knows the outcome of the Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide power struggle Sunderesan weaves an interesting Las Puertas Del Amor path of getting to this Discoveries point focusing the story on Jahangir and Roshanara and the roles of women in shaping Indian history What most of us know of this era is the building of the Taj Mahal as a tribute of a man s love for wife Sundaresan took a chance and made the Taj Mahal a character in the book and it is only fitting as the influence of women have often been overlooked in the telling of this A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 period however this oversight is corrected by this trilogyI recommend this book to not only readers of historical fiction but also to readers who enjoy reading about sibling rivalry unreuited love uncontrolled ambition and adventure

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Shadow Princess Taj Mahal Trilogy #3
  • Indu Sundaresan
  • English
  • 25 September 2019
  • 9781416548799

About the Author: Indu Sundaresan

Indu Sundaresan was born in India and grew Taj Mahal PDF ↠ up on Air Force bases all over the country Her father a fighter pilot was also a storyteller—managing to keep his audiences captive and rapt with his flair for drama and timing He got this from his father Indu's grandfather whose visits were always eagerly awaited Indu's love of stories comes from both of them from hearing their stories based on i.