I spoke a bit about Jahanara, the mughal princess, in my post on my blog today but I also wanted to share some of the literature I’ve read about her. I was recently reading Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan. Indu has also done a short youtube video about Jahanara and the book.
Jahanara was the daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal for his loving wife Mumtaz Mahal. Jahanara’s mother (Mumtaz Mahal) died when she was only 17. After her mother’s death, Jahanara took over power and became the First Lady of the Empire. She also comforted and mourned with her father until the day he died. They had a very close relationship.
I really enjoyed reading more about her in the Shadow Princess, however there is another book that I also enjoyed about her. It is in the Royal Diaries series called, Princess Jahanara. Although the Royal Diaries are considered children’s literature, I actually thoroughly enjoyed them and found them quite informative. It is historical fiction that focuses on women of royalty from all over the world. There are twenty books in the series of which I believe I’ve read about eight, still looking to get my hands on and make time for the others.
Anyhow, that was my little history lesson for today, lol. For style details and more of a view of the jewels I’m wearing, you can click over to my blog.