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The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan
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Feb 25, 12

really liked it
Read from February 07 to 26, 2012

Just finished reading this book and felt I had been living in 17th Century India the whole time. Lots of characters, locations snd subplots but this is precisely what makes historical fiction the genre and story-telling it is.
Fantastic world building, resolution of all plot points and a romance which historically endured the test of time, violence and the Mughal era's limitations imposed on all women. Indu Sundaresan is so much like the Philippa Gregory of Indian historical fiction...
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Vicar Sayeedi Four stars is very encouraging. Thanks, Anju. I'm hoping to read the entire trilogy. I've actually just begun reading, "The Twentieth Wife."

Have you managed to read the other books in the Taj Mahal series, yet? They seem to be very good, as well. I've studied Mughal history extensively so I'm very excited to read them.

I recently stumbled upon Sundaresan's series while publishing my new novel, "Legacy of The Peacock Throne" - a work of historical fiction about the lives of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz (Mehrunnisa's niece) - and I was taken by surprise to find another story about the same family/dynasty. Best wishes.

Vicar... (Goodreads Author)


Anju Gattani Hi Vicar,
I've read all 3 books in the Taj Trilogy and loved the first 2 books. Hope you enjoy the read!!


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