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FREE DOWNLOAD Ë Jahanara: Princess of Princesses ⛅ In the s, the Mughal emperors of India were among the greatest rulers of the East Jahanara is the daughter of one of these ultra rich and powerful figures, Shah Jahan The Magnificent The oldest and favorite of his children, she is showered with emeralds, diamonds, and rubies, and is attended by numerous servants and learned tutors Yet, her world is not one of pure contentment It is rife with intrigue and turmoil as her father fights for his rights to rule and she struggles against the confinement her Muslim religion dictates Jahanara s diary allows readers to witness the exotic splendor and unforgettable drama of this past great dynasty i like this bookP.S.Jahanara is one brave girl One star because I loved learning about such a different princess But every time Lasky writes a non white, non European princess she completely whitewashes her and I hate it The only guy around this girl flirts with is a white guy with blue eyes who is supposed to be so handsome It s completely unrealistic She s been raised in a place with different cultural norms and standards of beauty and instead of trying to understand that and write it, Lasky ignores it The same with Jahanara wearing a One star because I loved learning about such a different princess But every time Lasky writes a non white, non European princess she completely whitewashes her and I hate it The only guy around this girl flirts with is a white guy with blue eyes who is supposed to be so handsome It s completely unrealistic She s been raised in a place with different cultural norms and standards of beauty and instead of trying to understand that and write it, Lasky ignores it The same with Jahanara wearing a miniature of Queen Elizabeth all the time and cheating on fasts during a holy month She wouldn t do those things She would think Elizabeth ugly and she would honor her religious commitment.If Lasky is so obsessed with Queen Elizabeth she needs to write only that and leave princesses of color to those who understand and care for them CIP Summary The first line will grab the reader My father has four wives, but I am the daughter of the one he loves most , it sure grabbed me The main character of this diary style book is Princess Jahanara, daughter of 17th century Indian Emperor Shah Jahan As a female member of the royal family she leads a cloistered existence behind the opulent screens of the harem, yet her voice and her life feel surprisingly active This book is part of the popular Royal Diaries series and like othe CIP Summary The first line will grab the reader My father has four wives, but I am the daughter of the one he loves most , it sure grabbed me The main character of this diary style book is Princess Jahanara, daughter of 17th century Indian Emperor Shah Jahan As a female member of the royal family she leads a cloistered existence behind the opulent screens of the harem, yet her voice and her life feel surprisingly active This book is part of the popular Royal Diaries series and like other books of this series it should be popular with tween girls And their moms.Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India s Mogul Dynasty writes in diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life.From Hornbook The daughter of Moghul ruler Shah Jahan, Jahanara is surrounded not only by regal splendor but also by political intrigue Her diary descriptions of exotic harem life and riches beyond belief are captivating, but the narrative founders at the book s end, attempting to summarize too many years in too few entries A family tree, historical note, and archival photos add context.From School Library Journal Gr 4 7 Lasky captures the opulence, intrigue, and practices that shape Princess Jahanara s life but distorts historical facts to simplify and heighten its drama The daughter of Shah Jahan, famous for building the Taj Mahal, this princess lives a privileged yet restricted existence in purdah, secluded from the world with the rest of her father s harem I am speechless with how bad that was Technically, I skim read this because, after about page 28, I could not do it Full rant review here I am speechless with how bad that was Technically, I skim read this because, after about page 28, I could not do it Full rant review here