MEN FOR A PRINCESS by Jean Bothwell


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Goblets shining in the sunlight; elephants draped in gold-embroidered saddles swaying slowly; ornate barges floating on silent rivers-- in this exotic Indian world of the seventeenth century, lived Princess Jahanara, the exquisite, sensitive daughter of Prince Khurram of Agra. Plagued by the law which forbade Mogul princesses to marry, Jahanara fought, first against the law-- but only silently--, then against the deep felling she had for Alam, one of her father's young trumpeters. When she learns that Alam is actually her uncle, and that (even if she disregarded the dreaded law) marriage to him is impossible, Jahanara becomes her father's sole support. The author who knows India, writes easily about this faraway age of cruelty, and of the sad young princess who rose above most of the people in her power-crazed country.

Pub Date: April 4th, 1963
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman