Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. Her legend still lives, but her story was lost—until now. Ruby Lal revives the captivating story of a forgotten Persian ruler in Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.
Ruby Lal is professor of South Asian history at Emory University. Her previous books are Coming of Age in Nineteenth Century India: The Girl-Child and the Art of Playfulness and Domesticity and Power in the Early Mughal World.