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Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 (The Royal Diaries) (edition 2002)

by Kathryn Lasky

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Title:Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 (The Royal Diaries)
Authors:Kathryn Lasky
Info:Scholastic Inc. (2002), Hardcover, 186 pages
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Much like the author, I didn't know much about Indian culture before reading this book, so this really opened my eyes to it. I didn't know stuff like this was still happening there in the 1600 and 1700s? Like, it seems so recent to me? I don't know how to explain it. But the main point -- I liked the book, I really, really did. I liked the main character, I liked her family. Overall it kept me engaging and I was sort of sad to see it end, really. I would recommend this book to children to read for sure. 4 out of 5 stars. ( )
  Beammey | Jan 23, 2016 |
I loved the detail of this book and how I could be there with the royal family. ( )
  SRaval | Nov 25, 2012 |
I absolutely love the entire Royal Diaries series. They are all incredibly brilliant. MY favorite are Jahanara, Eleanor and Lady of Ch'iao Kuo. They're a great way to learn history. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Jahanara is a princess in 1627 India with wealth beyond belief. What she doesn't posses is self-determination because she is protected with buildings, walls, culture, and veils. As a young adult she explores her world and finds that she has more power than she first thought. This historical fiction for youth will take you to another time and culture. Enjoy! ( )
  VaterOlsen | Jun 9, 2011 |
Beginning in !627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Moghul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Moghul Empire.
  hgcslibrary | Nov 29, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439223504, Hardcover)

Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth-century India through Newbery Honor- author Kathryn Lasky's diary of Princess Jahanara.

In the 1600s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the greatest and most superb rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these powerful figures, Shah Jahan, The Magnificent. A lover of refinement, his courts are of the finest architecture, priceless painting, unbelievable gardens, and ultra-fabulous wealth. Jahanara, the oldest and favorite of his children, is showered with emeralds and diamonds and rubies. She is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors. But her world is not one of complete

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Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.… (more)

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