The Teenage Diaries  Of Princesses and Queens

The Teenage Diaries Of Princesses and Queens


Historical fiction





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Slipcase | ISBN: 978-93-89958-73-7 | Set of 5 books | 2020


Weaving fact and fiction, this series recreates the growing-up years of some of Indian history’s most famous queens and princesses in their own voices. This is history made entertaining and intimate.

The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan by Deepa Agarwal: An absorbing account of the adolescent years of the most influential Mughal empress.

The Teenage Diary of Razia Sultan by Anitha Murthy: The tender and stirring story of the brave girl who defied the orthodoxy to become the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.

The Teenage Dairy of Rani Laxmibai by Tanushree Podder: An inspiring portrait of the girl who would grow up to become the legendary warrior-queen of Jhansi.

The Teenage Diary of Jodh Bai by Subhadra Sen Gupta: A heartfelt story of a young Rajput princess who became one of the greatest queens of the Mughal empire.

The Teenage Diary of Jahanara by Subhadra Sen Gupta: A gripping and lyrical diary of Emperor Shah Jahan’s daughter who witnessed both the terror and the majesty of a great empire.

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Vinu Abraham

Vinu Abraham is a well-known writer of short stories, novels, film scripts and essays in Malayalam. He has published twenty-three books, including eleven short story collections and four novels. A winner of several prestigious Malayalam literary awards, he has also won the Best Scriptwriter Award for the film Parudeesa in the Mexico International Film Festival. […]

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Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. She is the author of Scaling Justice: India’s Supreme Court, Anti-Terror Laws and Social Rights and co-author (with Raghav Gaiha) of Battling Corruption: Has NREGA Reached India’s Rural Poor? She has also written on judicial activism in India and Sri Lanka, transformative courts […]

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Debotri Dhar

Debotri Dhar teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Her books, scholarly as well as fiction, include Postcards from Oxford: Stories of Women and Travel (London), the novel The Courtesans of Karim Street (New Delhi), The Best Asian Short Stories 2018 (Singapore; selected and edited with introduction), Education and Gender (Bloomsbury: New York, London; […]

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