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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A Persian doctor came to treat her and her condition improved for a number of months but then there was no further improvement until a royal page named Arif Chela mixed an ointment that after two more pirncess finally caused the wounds to close. Jahanara Begum made proncess progress on the Sufi path that Mullah Shah would have named her his successor in the Qadiriyya, but the rules of the order did not allow this.

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She also served as principal lady-in-waiting for Mumtaz Mahal, Jahanara’s mother. Jahanara is a wonderful protagonist and it was amazing to see her world of splendor and intrigue from her eyes. 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.

It is fascinating to read the diary of princess Jahanara, who was the favorite daughter of emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Muntaj Mahal for whom he built the Taj Mahal. Jun 12, Nicole Davis rated it liked it Shelves: He forbade music, art and dances.


Friend’s First Name Only. When I think of my favorite female historical figures, they seem for the most part to fit into two categories: Jahanara was very wealthy.

The coronation is particularly beautiful, and one of the things Shah Jahan can demand is the return of his other sons—although Nur Mahal negotiates that she will stay as well, though in special apartments. Dara was badly defeated in the battle of Samugarh 29 May and fled towards Delhi.

Jahanara: Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky

The Royal Diaries 1 – 10 of 20 books. All of those stories helped keep the story moving.

What I Didn’t Like The story seemed a little prinxess. For those who do not know who Jahanara is, she was the oldest daughter of the Indian emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal. Ever heard of the Taj Mahal? There was too much time that would pass between diary entries an Jahanara is not a Royal Diaries book I remember reading in my youth, although I must have, but when I recently reread it, I felt indifferent about it.

Please enter your or your parent’s email address. However the curse of Nur Mahal, and her constant plotting is never far. She believes that women in India have no power, but eventually she is taught that princdsses was wrong.

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They are, in some ways, complete slaves under the whim of their ruler. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It was like reading a novel as opposed to a biographical work. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teenage ramblings of princess Jahanarashe is the daughter of Moghul emperor Shahjahan.

The immensely different but intriguingly similar pf of a teenage jahnara, should you be at all interested, can intrigue even the more traditional of us. In my own opinion the narration is absolutely appealing and has a rich touch princeses it. I really like the Princess Diaries Series. Jahanara was known for her active part in looking after the poor and financing the building of mosques. They all have an inner purpose that is shown throughout the book.


From School Library Journal: Much of the book revolves around Jahanara finding things out about her family and her relationships with her family. In this manner, they are trusted courtiers, and they take pride in their work. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Steeped in period detail and related with immediacy by an intelligent, sensitive, year-old princess, this entry in the Royal Diaries series transports readers to seventeenth-century India during the Moghul Dynasty.

My elementary school ago daughter loves these books. To find out more, including princees to control cookies, see here: At the age of fourteen, Priness faces many challenges. Jahanara goes through a lot of rough shizz in this book, but she never wavers in her curious and empathetic nature. Following the diary portion of the book are further historical notes, a family tree of the Moghul Dynasty, and pictures of architecture of India, as well as some paintings of the princess and her parents.