Tag: Empress

  • Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of India (Book Review)

    Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of India (Book Review)

    By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, Book: Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan; Author: Ruby Lal; Publisher: Penguin-Viking; Pages: 308; Price: Rs 599 For certain generations of Indians, the cinematic fable of Anarkali is perhaps the most celebrated, but cliched, introduction to royal court intrigues of the Mughal era, in which an enraged Emperor Akbar orders the…