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Sundaresan, Indu

Overview
Works: 28 works in 201 publications in 13 languages and 4,154 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Love stories  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.U53, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Indu Sundaresan
The twentieth wife by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mehrunnisa, the daughter of servents who became the an empresses of the Mughal empire
The splendor of silence by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942, Sam Hawthorne, a young U.S. Army captain, arrives in a tiny princely state in western India. He carries combat wounds and several secrets, one of which is the real reason behind his visit: to find his brother Mike, an idealistic American soldier who disappeared after joining the local struggle for independence from the British. But Sam's mission is soon threatened when he falls in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. Betrothed to the local prince, Mila draws Sam into a doomed affair that places them both in the path of dynastic intrigue, racial prejudice, and the explosive circumstances of a country torn between imperialism and nationalism
The feast of roses : a novel by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contines the story of the life and times of Mehrunnisa, the wife of Emperor Jahangir of the Mughal Empire during the seventeenth century
Shadow princess : a novel by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International bestselling author Sundaresan pens an epic novel based on actual events about princesses fighting for power and respect in India's 17th-century royal court
In the Convent of Little Flowers : stories by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of short tales about contemporary Indian women caught between tradition and modernity includes the story of a young woman, adopted and raised by an American family, who is entreated by her biological family to prevent the wrongful execution of ayoung widow
The mountain of light : a novel by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Serbian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Mountain of Light--the legendary 186-carat Kohinoor diamond and its facets--that reflects a sweeping story of love, adventure, conquest and betrayal. Its origins are the stuff of myth, but for centuries this spectacular gem changes hands from one ruler to another in India, Persia, and Afghanistan. In 1850, the ancient stone is sent halfway around the world where it will play a pivotal role in the intertwined destinies of a boy-king of India and a young queen of England a queen who claims the Mountain of Light and India itself for her own burgeoning empire, the most brilliant jewels in her imperial crown
The splendor of silence by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942, Sam Hawthorne, a young U.S. Army captain, arrives in a tiny princely state in western India. He carries combat wounds and several secrets, one of which is the real reason behind his visit: to find his brother Mike, an idealistic American soldier who disappeared after joining the local struggle for independence from the British. But Sam's mission is soon threatened when he falls in love with Mila, daughter of the local political agent. Betrothed to the local prince, Mila draws Sam into a doomed affair that places them both in the path of dynastic intrigue, racial prejudice, and the explosive circumstances of a country torn between imperialism and nationalism
The feast of roses by Indu Sundaresan( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa continues in this lush sequel to, The Twentieth Wife. As Jahangir's final wife and only love, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire, ruling from behind the veil and demonstrating great cunning to get what she wants
The twentieth wife by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set against the exotic backdrop of the Mughal dynasty of sixteenth-century India chronicles the life and times of Mehrunnisa, an intelligent, ambitious, and beautiful young woman who became one of India's legendary heroines
The feast of roses, bk. 2 by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Emperor Jahangir and Mehrunnisa, begun in the critically praised debut novel The Twentieth Wife, continues in Indu Sundaresan's The Feast of Roses. This lush new novel tells the story behind one of the great tributes to romantic love and one of the seven wonders of the world -- the Taj Mahal. Mehrunnisa, better known as Empress Nur Jahan, comes into Jahangir's harem as his twentieth and last wife. Almost from the beginning of her royal life she fits none of the established norms of womanhood in seventeenth-century India. Mehrunnisa is the first woman Jahangir marries for love, at the "old" age of thirty-four. He loves her so deeply that he eventually transfers his powers of sovereignty to her. Power and wealth do not come easily to Mehrunnisa -- she has to fight for them. She has a formidable rival in the imperial harem, Empress Jagat Gosini, who has schemed and plotted against Mehrunnisa from early on. Mehrunnisa's problems do not just lie within the harem walls, but at court, too, as she battles powerful ministers for supremacy. These ministers, who have long had Emperor Jahangir's confidence and trust, consider Mehrunnisa a mere woman who cannot have a voice in the outside world. Mehrunnisa combats all of this by forming a junta of sorts with three men she can rely on -- her father, her brother, and Jahangir's son Prince Khurram. She demonstrates great strength of character and cunning to get what she wants, sometimes at a cost of personal sorrow when she almost loses her daughter's love. But she never loses the love of the man who bestows this power upon her -- Emperor Jahangir. The Feast of Roses is a tale of this power and love, the story of power behind a veil
The mountain of light by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Indu Sundaresan, the internationally bestselling author of The Twentieth Wife, a novel based on the tumultuous history of a legendary 186-carat diamond and the men and women who possessed it
Shadow Princess : a novel by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to seventeenth-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom.Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country. They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate power over the throne. But only one of the sisters will succeed. With an enthusiasm for history and a flair for rich detail, Indu Sundaresan brings listeners deep into the complicated lives of Indian women of the time period and highlights the profound history of one of the most celebrated works of architecture in the world, the Taj Mahal
La ventesima moglie by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irupatāvatu illattaraci : kātal carittiram by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Tamil and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth wife by Indu Sundaresan( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taj trilogy by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Itaya rōjā : Nūrjahān̲in̲ cāmrājyam by Indu Sundaresan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Tamil and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Au couvent des petites fleurs [nouvelles] by Indu Sundaresan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shadow Princess : Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3 by Indu Sundaresan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to seventeenth-century India as two princesses struggle for supremacy of their father's kingdom.Trapped in the shadow of the magnificent tomb their grief-stricken father is building for his beloved deceased wife, the emperor's daughters compete for everything: control over the imperial harem, their father's affection, and the future of their country. They are forbidden to marry and instead choose to back different brothers in the fight for ultimate power over the throne. But only one of the sisters will succeed. With an enthusiasm for history and a flair for rich detail, Indu Sundaresan brings listeners deep into the complicated lives of Indian women of the time period and highlights the profound history of one of the most celebrated works of architecture in the world, the Taj Mahal
The Indu Sundaresan collection by Indu Sundaresan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Indu Sundaresan

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