No trivia or quizzes yet. That should tell you something. Dec 29, Rona rated it it was amazing. Feast of Rose The first thing that I thought once I put this book down was that it would be great to recommend to people who read "Memoirs of A Geisha" I work in a bookstore. But for me, the literary manipulations are too obvious at times.
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This page was last edited on 13 August sundaresxn, at The pace is good and even, the events are believable and also informative, the flow is smooth and for lovers of sjndaresan this book is a joy.
The legends and histories vary. Over the years, I still had beautiful images from the book playing in my head. Prince Salim may be Indian, but his romantic type is all-American: The trouble with this fairytale is the main character.
Women can't find place in literary works if they don't look good. That story has been told in the sequel "The Feast of Roses" which I am reading next. Even if the alliance parties have their own agendas for befriending her. I can tell the book has been loved by the many stamps on the due list and stains.
THE TWENTIETH WIFE by Indu Sundaresan | Kirkus Reviews
Although the romance of Mehrunissa and Emperor Jahangir is always an integral sunearesan to this story there is so much, much more to keep one pinned to the pages of this book. The descriptions are detailed but sometime this detailing brings monotony in reading.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Other than the betrayals and war conspiracies, I fell in love with the beauty of the palaces, forts, balconies, herams, attires, the Yamuna and everything else about the time.
The Twentieth Wife
The genre has its limitations and its requirements. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Remember the sets of Jodha Akbar?
I wish I belonged to that time. Her fixation on wanting to marry this man and her desire to become Empress is shallow and revolting. Add to that her beauty and her sophistication. Her youthful desire to become a prince's wife seems arrogant and obsessive, just the kind of thing a spoiled rich kid would want. Please trust me and read it. And who is Mehrunnissa: November Learn how and when to remove this template message. I enjoyed this book for jndu fairy-tale-like love story and the history behind it.
Feb 04, Cara sundaresn it it was amazing.
Sundaresan is unwilling to challenge these long-standing ideas. The story is based on real people and events, and is enhanced by Sundaresan's romantic imagination.
Like all fairy-tale heroines, Mehrunnissa is a woman of great beauty, charm, and seemingly magical destiny.
The Twentieth Wife Book Summary and Study Guide
Sixteenth century women reading, writing, and talking back to their husbands? What can I tell you?
The irony of politics of Mughal Era? She amazes Jahangir with her understanding of the book. She really bothers me. The novel is a work of fiction but very much ground to twemtieth realities. I believe this is partially due to the fact that all the characters are flat cardboard puppets, two dimensional figures.