The Royal Diaries: Jahanara, Princess Of Princesses: India, 1627 (The Royal Diaries)

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Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a6.031560
Experience the sumptuous wealth and the unforgettable drama within the Moghul Dynasty of seventeenth-century India through Newbery Honor- author Kathryn Lasky's diary of Princess Jahanara.

In the 1600s, the Moghul emperors of India were among the greatest and most superb rulers of the East. Jahanara is the daughter of one of these powerful figures, Shah Jahan, The Magnificent. A lover of refinement, his courts are of the finest architecture, priceless painting, unbelievable gardens, and ultra-fabulous wealth. Jahanara, the oldest and favorite of his children, is showered with emeralds and diamonds and rubies. She is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors. But her world is not one of complete
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on September 1, 2002 by Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-10: 0439223504
ISBN-13: 9780439223508
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  • ajg16
    ajg16Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:15 am44 stars
    Jahanara is the daughter of his favorite wife Arjumand (he has four wives!!) Her father is Should be Emperor of the world and her mother should be Empress Jewel of the palace and Jahanara should be Princess of princesses. But they aren't any of those things because her father's stepmother Empress (aka the snake or Nur Mahal) Nur Mahal captured Jahanaras two brothers. After Father takes his death and not even Jahanara knows and they and some friends leave the kingdom! her brothers can come back to the family One of her brothers is very particular on how he acts and is in a way. . Kinda mean. The other brother is kind and hasn't changed as much as his brother. As Jahanara grows in this time in history in a good way she voices her opinions and treats people around her with respect (most of the time) This is more then a "princess book" it's well written and I enjoyed it. Recommended for 12+ Thanks for reading -Ajg16's reviews
    • 4emileeperson
      4emileepersonTuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:08 am33 stars
      I decided to read this book because I had read some other books in the series and I decided to read another. This book can get confusing at times very happy. This book is for the kind of people who like historical woman leaders who made a difference. This series is a no put down kind of series. So read.
      • catcentaur
        catcentaurMonday, October 26, 2015 at 4:56 pm55 stars
        It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!