Shadow Princess

Shadow Princess

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan picks up where she left off in The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses , returning to seventeenth-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom.

Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country. They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate power over the throne. But only one of the sisters will succeed. With an enthusiasm for history and a flair for rich detail, Indu Sundaresan brings readers deep into the complicated lives of Indian women of the time period and highlights the profound history of one of the most celebrated works of architecture in the world, the Taj Mahal.
Publisher: New York ;, Toronto :, Washington Square Press,, 2011
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416548805
Branch Call Number: F SUN
Characteristics: xii, 332 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm


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Jun 26, 2015

Love all her books - look forward to more by this author. They are so detailed, but interesting.

Aug 08, 2012

I really enjoyed this book and found myself thinking about the characters, wanting to get back to it. I stayed up late on several weeknights even. I didn't know anything about the Mughal history and found it fascinating to learn about the Muslim and ancient Indian cultures.

Apr 11, 2011

Shadow Princess and Feast of Roses are both terrific in terms of long-ago India

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