Hi everyone, today’s post is about my favourite historical fiction novels which I think you may like😃
1.The Teenage Diary Of Jodh Bai by Subhadra Sen Gupta This book is the diary of Jodh Bai, the princess of Amber, daughter of King Bihari Mal. This is written in her teenage years. She starts by writing poetry but soon she starts pouring her heart out and telling everything that is happening and her views too. We come to know about how the Rajput clans celebrated their festivals, their politics, rules and regulations about women etc. Jodh Bai and the zenna deori is then shocked when they hear that Jodh Bai is to wed the Mughal king Akbar. This book amazed me and I loved reading abut the Rajput traditions, culture and politics.
‘Dance my pretty peacock, to this cloudy,rainy day, Like my heart is dancing with the cool raindrops at play.’Jodh Bai
2. The Teenage Diary Of Jahanara by Subhadra Sen Gupta This is the diary of Jahanara daughter of Shah Jahan. Written in her teen years this book tells us about the reactions when Shah Jahan was exiled and had fallen out of favour. The places they had to stay, how Nur Jahan took her brothers as hostages , the complex politics of Mughals, the capturing of the throne, her relationship with family and friends and her thoughts. Everything is beautifully put.This is a book you have to read.
‘Let naught cover my grave, save the green grass. For grass well suffices as a covering. For the grave of the lowly.’Written on the grave of Jahanara ,one of her own poem
3. The Teenage Diary Of Nur Jahan by Deepa Agarwal Before she became Nur Jahan she was Mehr-un-nissa, daughter of Mirza Ghiyas Beg a Persian refugee who had gained the favour of the emperor. This diary is written by her to lessen her turmoil and she uses it as a friend who would never share her secrets….. It tells us about the vibrant meena bazaars , her love for writing and poetry , her stays and beauty of Agra, Lahore and Kabul, about the zenna where there is politics of a different kind and her love for Prince Salim. This diary is perfect if one wants to know everything about Nur Jahan , her family , life and Mughal lifestyle.
‘The hot wind blows dust into my eyes, My tears wash it out and my vision clears I can see gardens blooming for my delight, Scent the fragnant flowers strewn on my path.’‘The hot wind blows dust into my eyes, My tears wash it out and my vision clears I can see gardens blooming for my delight, Scent the fragnant flowers strewn on my path.’
These books are words woven together with skillful hands. Perfect beauties which are worth reading.
Please like if you enjoyed the books and comment your experience about them.😄