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Ruby Lal's intriguing biography with its chronology of her relatively swift rise to power and even swifter descent restores Nur Jahan to her full splendour BBC Culture In 1611 thirty four year old Nur Jahan daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official became the twentieth and favourite wife of the Emperor Jahangir who ruled the Mughal Empire An astute politician as well as a devoted partner she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman the Empress led troops into battle and rescued him The only woman to acuire the stature of empress in her male dominated world Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries including Elizabeth I Here she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biographyRuby Lal's intriguing biography with its chronology of her relatively swift rise to power and even swifter descent restores Nur Jahan to her full splendour BBC Culture In 1611 thirty four year old Nur Jahan daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official became the twentieth and favourite wife of the Emperor Jahangir who ruled the Mughal Empire An astute politician as well as a devoted partner she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman the Empress led troops into battle and rescued him The only woman to acuire the stature of empress in her male dominated world Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries including Elizabeth I Here she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biographyRuby Lal's intriguing biography with its chronology of her relatively swift rise to power and even swifter descent restores Nur Jahan to her full splendour BBC Culture In 1611 thirty four year old Nur Jahan daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official became the twentieth and favourite wife of the Emperor Jahangir who ruled the Mughal Empire An astute politician as well as a devoted partner she issued imperial orders; coins of the realm bore her name When Jahangir was imprisoned by a rebellious nobleman the Empress led troops into battle and rescued him The only woman to acuire the stature of empress in her male dominated world Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries including Elizabeth I Here she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography