The National – Arts & Culture

Recommended reads on pious and powerful Muslim women throughout history. Read the full story.

Kirkus Review

“A page-turning, eye-opening biography that shatters our impressions of India as established by the British Raj.” 
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The India Post

“This is an outstanding book, not only incredibly important but also a fabulous piece of writing.”
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Publishers Weekly

“Closely researched and vividly written, this telling finds that truth is as fantastic and fascinating as myth.”
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Library Journal

Lal’s work…provides a vivid look at her subject and the world in which she lived.
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Shelf Awareness

Ruby Lal’s biography, Empress, sheds new light on Nur Jahan, who, in the early 17th century, became the only female co-sovereign in the history of the Mughal Empire.
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Interviews & Discussions
Nur Jahan Travelled Across the Country with Jahangir and Issued Imperial Orders
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Authors Ruby Lal And Ira Mukhoty On The Powerful Women Of The Mughal Empire
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Indian Express
In an interview with, Lal spoke about the incredible achievements of Nur Jahan.
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The Christian Science Monitor
Ruby Lal, author of ‘Empress,’ discusses the amazing life and reign of Nur Jahan
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Ruby Lal Discusses Her New Book On Nur Jahan, Empress Of The Mughal Empire
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