Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 Kindle

Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 Kindle


Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 ❮PDF❯ ❤ Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627 Author Kathryn Lasky – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In the s, the Mughal emperors of India were among the greatest rulers of the East Jahanara is the daughter of one of these ultrarich and powerful figures, Shah Jahan The Magnificent The oldest and fav In the s, the Mughal emperors of of Princesses, PDF Ç India were among the greatest rulers of the East Jahanara is the daughter of one of these ultrarich and powerful figures, Shah Jahan The Magnificent The oldest and favorite of his children, she is showered with emeralds, diamonds, and rubies, and is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors Yet, her world is not one of pure contentment It Jahanara: Princess MOBI :Ú is rife with intrigue and turmoil as her father fights for his rights to ruleand she struggles against the confinement her Muslim religion dictates Jahanara's diary allows readers to witness the exotic splendor and unforgettable drama of this past great dynasty.

  • Hardcover
  • 187 pages
  • Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627
  • Kathryn Lasky
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780439223508

About the Author: Kathryn Lasky

The War of the Ember, is currently of Princesses, PDF Ç the last book in the.



10 thoughts on “Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627

  1. Cecily Duffie Cecily Duffie says:

    One star because I loved learning about such a different princess. But every time Lasky writes a non-white, non-European princess she completely whitewashes her and I hate it The only guy around this girl flirts with is a white guy with blue eyes who is supposed to be so handsome. It's completely unrealistic! She's been raised in a place with different cultural norms and standards of beauty and instead of trying to understand that and write it, Lasky ignores it. The same with Jahanara wearing a miniature of Queen Elizabeth all the time and cheating on fasts during a holy month. She wouldn't do those things. She would think Elizabeth ugly and she would honor her religious commitment.

    If Lasky is so obsessed with Queen Elizabeth she needs to write only that and leave princesses of color to those who understand and care for them.

  2. Mary Mary says:

    CIP Summary:
    The first line will grab the reader My father has four wives, but I am the daughter of the one he loves most..., it sure grabbed me. The main character of this diary style book is Princess Jahanara, daughter of 17th century Indian Emperor Shah Jahan. As a female member of the royal family she leads a cloistered existence behind the opulent screens of the harem, yet her voice and her life feel surprisingly active. This book is part of the popular Royal Diaries series and like other books of this series it should be popular with tween girls (And their moms).


    Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty writes in diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life.

    From Hornbook:
    The daughter of Moghul ruler Shah Jahan, Jahanara is surrounded not only by regal splendor but also by political intrigue. Her diary descriptions of exotic harem life and riches beyond belief are captivating, but the narrative founders at the book's end, attempting to summarize too many years in too few entries. A family tree, historical note, and archival photos add context.

    From School Library Journal:
    Gr 4-7-Lasky captures the opulence, intrigue, and practices that shape Princess Jahanara's life but distorts historical facts to simplify and heighten its drama. The daughter of Shah Jahan, famous for building the Taj Mahal, this princess lives a privileged yet restricted existence in purdah, secluded from the world with the rest of her father's harem.

  3. Tova Tova says:

    I am speechless with how bad that was. Technically, I skim read this because, after about page 28, I could not do it. Full rant review here!

  4. Jinny Jinny says:

    3.5, (but I rounded up for Goodreads).

    In comparison to the rest of the Royal Diaries series, it’s less exciting, however, I still find Jahanara to be an excellent book, especially as a starting point to get kids interested in Indian culture. I read this book for the first time in late elementary/early middle school and I remember it was this book that got me interested in the culture. 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.

    In this book, Jahanara starts off living with her exiled family, but later on, are returned to their proper places. Her father becomes emperor and Jahanara is granted the title “Princess of Princesses”. As a royal female living in India, Jahanara and other ladies are always kept behind screens and are not allowed any contact (even eye contact!) with men, other than family members and eunachs. Still, Jahanara proves to be a valuable member of the family as she tries to keep harmony between her scheming brother, “evil” step-grandmother, and the rest of the family.

    Much of the book revolves around Jahanara finding things out about her family and her relationships with her family. The events that do occur, like her father being crowned emperor, are exciting but happen rather infrequently. Much of the book seems to introduce pieces of Indian culture to the reader. I didn’t really mind that since it still flowed with the story and never did I feel like I was reading a textbook or anything. It did get me very interested in Indian culture, in the end! Story-wise, this one was a tad slow moving, but I still liked it quite a bit. I’m pretty excited to start reading more historical fiction about Jahanara because she was so well respected in her time, and from what I read online, is still well-known in India today.

  5. Seher_E1 Seher_E1 says:

    Jahanara is the royal princess of India during the Mughal time. I loved this book so much because of the evil in the royal family, I found it so interesting that in such a beautiful and rich household there were still times when one family member plot to kill another. This book was a memory of my childhood because I remember getting told these stories by grandmas when I was younger of how Jahanara the princess was bathed in rose petals and given rubies from the west and how her father build the Taj Mahal! I often wonder how it would be like to live your everyday life as royalty, It has always been a sweet dream for me but after reading this book my thoughts have changed because it can be very evil and dangerous in he royal family.

  6. Kelly Kelly says:

    This one's a bit of a mixed bag. All the political intrigue and family bonding was great, but there were weird problematic plot points that bugged me.

    The first was Jahanara's obsession with Elizabeth I after she receives a miniature medallion portrait of her. Elizabeth suddenly becomes a huge source of inspiration to Jahanara, so much so that she wants to know the tiniest details about Elizabeth and even begins wearing the portrait as a necklace. Her biggest inspiration is a white lady? I love Elizabeth, but ok.

    Second was Jahanara's crush (however little explored) on an East India Company man. Granted, she's not exposed to many men outside of family or the eunuchs of the court, but the only man in the book she meets, flirts with, and fantasizes about is a white guy? Again, ok. The man, Robert Mundy, was apparently a real person in the EIC, but I don't know (and heavily doubt) if he ever actually interacted with Jahanara.

    The ending was too abrupt for my taste as well. All in all, an interesting princess whose diary didn't live up to its full potential.

    Last line:

    (view spoiler)[ Indeed there would be a splendor to my life no gold could ever match. (hide spoiler)]

  7. Alivia Alivia says:

    If your into history and long lost opinions then you'll love reading the royal diaries by Kathryn Lasky. Jahanara will expand your mind to the unknown suspicions of a royal family. You'll find that even in the circle of trust some of your own will become corrupt to the lust for power. Jahanara will describe the treasures and glory of being a royal. having gems gifted would be an everyday thing. And owning more than a couple elephants is normal. The immensely different but intriguingly similar trials of a teenage girl, should you be at all interested, can intrigue even the more traditional of us. Enjoy the historic and clever wit of those in power and the strange and cruel reality of being a princess.

  8. Ruby Ruby says:

    This book is boring, nothing happens, and it ends abruptly. There are distasteful or gruesome descriptions of some things, and the history Lasky is trying to put in the words of this unrealistic-sounding princess is either dull, violent, or both. That said, I don't recommend it at all, and the same goes for all other Kathryn Lasky books. I have read a couplel of the Guardians of Gahoole books, and they too are violent and slightly creepy to a point where it doesn't matter that the characters are owls: I don't want to read this anymore. In both those books and this one, the story is either distasteful or boring to a point where switching series or books is highly preferable.

  9. Kelsey Hanson Kelsey Hanson says:

    This story was very interesting, particularly because it focuses on a culture that I do not know much about. Jahanara had a very unique position and was surrounded by court intrigue even though she was still relatively young. It was interesting to see how these political leaders were able to navigate the different cultures and religions.

  10. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    This is okay. It's nonEurocentric, which is nice, and has an engaging story. Unfortunately, I don't think it was structured very well. However, the details are lovely and Jahanara has an engaging voice. Good for kids interested in princesses not European.

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