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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

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.


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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.