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THE TWENTIETH WIFE
THE TWENTIETH WIFE | Indu Sundaresan
?The narrative alternates between seductive languor and racy action which capture the opulence and drama of the Mughal kings. Sundaresan delightfully combines history and juicy gossip? ? India Today Mehrunnisa ? the Sun of Women ? one of India?s most le
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Chrissyreadit
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Some considerations for historical fiction. #lmpbc

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Chrissyreadit This one may be longer but was highly recommended by Rosina Lippi/Sara Donati. So offering as possibility... 2mo
Laughterhp These all sound good. I‘ve read These Shallow Graves. My top choices would be Wet Nurse‘s Tale, Ali and Nino or My Name is Mary Sutter. But I‘d be open to any except the one I‘ve read! 2mo
megnews I‘ve read Wench. I have My Name is Mary Sutter on my tbr. These Shallow Graves and The Moonflower Vine sound interesting. Open to any but the one I‘ve read as well. 2mo
Butterfinger The only one I've read is The 20th Wife. I'm fine with longer than 400 pages. 2mo
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp @megnews @Butterfinger If I narrow it to Wet Nurse, Mary Sutter, Ali, and Moonflower is there a preference? I have not read Moloka‘i but I though someone in this group had. 2mo
Laughterhp My top choice would be Wet Nurse, but I‘d be okay reading any. 2mo
Butterfinger I'm good with Wet Nurse. I hadn't seen laughterhp's post when I asked about Moloka'i. 2mo
megnews My top choice would be Mary Sutter. I am good with Wet Nurse as well. 2mo
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Naj
THE TWENTIETH WIFE | Indu Sundaresan
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Set in 16th century India, this is the story of how Mehrunissa became Nur Jahan, the most powerful queen of the Mughal empire. The biggest draw for me was Mehrunissa- intelligent, independent, determined.The writing was too flowery at times and I wanted more details regarding certain plot points. The side characters needed more depth as well. Despite the not so great writing style, the story was interesting enough to keep me going.
3/5 stars

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suchitaaswaminathan
THE TWENTIETH WIFE | Indu Sundaresan
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The characters lacked depth, the plots described could have been more consistent, and to top it all,too many unnecessary adjectives for a scene.

The only good thing about the book was the growth of Mehrunnisa from an innocent kid who desired to marry the Prince, a young adolescent feeling passionate about him, a married woman who remained faithful to her soldier husband, and finally to a new bride who was strong, yet subtle in her decisions.

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Praqriti
THE TWENTIETH WIFE | Indu Sundaresan
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The longings of a little girl behind the purdah who dreams to be the empress, Indu is weaving a beautiful tale so far!

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Jas16
THE TWENTIETH WIFE | Indu Sundaresan
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Mehrunnisa may be Prince Salim's 20th wife but she is a #princessofpower. It appears that this is a trilogy and I only read the first book. #characters2017

LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 2y
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Apeksha
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Beautifully written historical fiction(Tajmahal trilogy#1) about the mughal empire.This story is about Emperor Jahangir and his twentieth wife NurJahan.The description of the mughal life,court activities,festivities,women in the harem,mughal architecture,the royalty, hunger for power and the age old romance is so good it immediately transports you to the magical 15th century. Cant wait to read the other books in the trilogy!!A must read guys !

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Kbartel21
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This was the first of 3 historical fiction books that lead up to the man who had the Taj Mahal built for his wife. I really enjoyed this first one and found it very interesting, I can't wait to read the rest of the series! #bookstagram #goodreadswithaview

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skrishna
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I'm visiting my parents and found this old favorite at their house. If you enjoy historical fiction and haven't read this novel about Empress Nur Jahan, you are definitely missing out. It's lush and absolutely fascinating.

Sharanya My mom LOVES this book 3y
darthmoll So distracted by that gorgeous tile! 3y
skrishna @darthmoll my parents' entire house is a work of art. It's incredible. 3y
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AnishaB
Twentieth Wife | Indu Sundaresan
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There aren't many fictional novels set in the Mughal Era of India - not nearly enough for me. One such lovely book is The Twentieth Wife. A love story, a political saga and a historical, this gorgeous book, as one critic says, 'satisfies every craving for the finery and charm of India's past'.

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