By Ruchir Gupta
1631, The Empress of India - Mumtaz Mahal has died. but, instead of anoint considered one of his numerous different better halves to take her position as Empress of India, Mughal King Shah Jahan anoints his seventeen yr outdated daughter Jahanara because the subsequent Queen of India. Bearing a virtually exact resemblance to her mom, Jahanara is the 1st ever daughter of a sitting Mughal King to be anointed queen. She is reluctant to just accept this identify, yet does so in hopes of keeping off the hurricane drawing close her relatives and Mughal India. Her more youthful siblings harbor severe personalities from a liberal multiculturalist (who perspectives faith as an agent of evil) to an orthodox Muslim (who perspectives razing non-Muslim constructions as divine will). in the meantime, Jahanara struggles to come back to phrases together with her personal darkish truth: because the daughter of a sitting King, she is forbidden to marry. therefore, whereas she lives within the shadow of her parents’ unflinching love tale, she is devastated by way of the tough fact that she is forbidden to proportion one of these romance with one other. Mistress of the Throne narrates the strong tale of 1 of India’s most magnificent and turbulent instances during the eyes of an unsuspecting personality: a Muslim queen. It makes use of genuine old figures to light up the complexity of an period that has usually been known as “India’s Golden Age”.
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