All the characters that appear in Jahanara: Princess of Princesses. Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, , Kathryn Lasky, Shah Jahan’s stepmother, Nur Mahal, holds two of Jahanara’s brothers. Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth-century India through Newbery Honor- author Kathryn.

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Jahanara had everything she ever desired for jewels studded with precious gemstone, ptincesses in short a life of opulence and splendor. The moments when she is unkind or frivolous make her all the more relatable and remind me of how wonderful the “diary novel” format is at conveying character.

Daughter of Shah Jahan, who would later build the Taj Mahal, Jahanara is an Indian princess surrounded by wealth and beauty. However the curse of Nur Mahal, and her constant plotting is never far. Go To Your Account.

They observer purdah, which means that they do not go out in public and are not seen by men outside of princeses circle, and Jahanara, at fourteen, feels trapped. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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I think many of the Royal Diaries installments were written as a way to view different cultures, countries and time periods through the eyes of royalty, rather than because their subjects were very important people to history. This book is about jahxnara girl named Jahanara who is trapped in her parents kingdom. If only the series wasn’t over! Return to Book Page. Friend’s First Name Only.

Jahanara: Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky

The Empire of the great Mughals: We will only use your email address to reset your password should you forget it. If you want to get the book online, ask your parent to help you purchase it. In my own opinion the narration is absolutely appealing and has a rich touch to it.


She has everything but she doesn’t have the freedom to live her life freely.

But then when the emperor Shah jahan lost a battle life wasn’t that good as a prisoner but then winning back the throne and being crowned as the king are quite entertaining As often happens in stories of royalty, there is love, loss, betrayal, hate and pretty much everything else going on. Jahanara receivedashrafis,rupees and an annual grant ofAnd owning more than a couple elephants is normal.

September 1, Language: Shah Jahan ordered that vast sums of alms be given to the poor, prisoners be released, and prayers offered for the recovery of the princess. Views Read Edit View history.

Doctors aren’t even allowed to look at her, which makes recovering from illness a dicey process, at best. As de facto Primary Queen of the Mughal empire, Jahanara was responsible for charitable donations. This is a razor-edge, though, subject to the whim of the ruler, and their fortunes change when the younger son stages a successful rebellion and cloisters the women even further than before.

This site uses cookies. Even in the epilogue, it was mentioned jahaanra she was unsuccessful in trying to appeal to her brother against his ruthless treatment of the Hindus, but that’s her grand non achievement. Elephant in the O This pf is technically just the cover art, not the full book cover with the title and everything. Jahanara’s diary allows readers to witness the exotic splendor and unforgettable drama of this past great dynasty. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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While India and its culture is truly fascinating, I almost hate reading about it because of the way women are treated: Always check with your parents before giving out information about yourself, entering a contest or sweepstakes, or buying anything online.


I found myself torn in two by this idea – on the one hand, she is protected from the political marriages and intrigues that, say, poor Katherine of Spain or O Antoinette were forced to endure, but on the other jahanxra, how lonely would it be to never marry or have children? It’s nonEurocentric, which is nice, and has an engaging story.

The best known of her projects was Chandni Chowk, the main street in the walled city of Old Delhi. And when the ladies of the court go on a picnic and Indira tells them Krishna stories, Aurangzeb is extremely princessse and has to be taken away by a nursemaid.

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Instead, she is majoring in history and creative writing, with which she plans to do Recommended for grades Aurangazeb killed his older brothers and imprisoned his father to usurp the throne. This is officially my favorite Royal Diaries book.

I give this book 4. Every day she struggles with the feeling of being trapped in the confines of the palace and having to be masked by the veils of purity when out in public or having anyone over for a feast. Are you sure you want to exit?

Kathryn Lasky obviously did her research and included many little details that tween readers will love, however I cannot and will not comment on the accuracy of Jahanara: Jun 08, Maria rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 15, Caitlin W. Later, Jahanara continued the tradition.