Nur Jahan Of India (The Thinking Girls Treasury Of Real Princesses)

Summary:

Nur Jahan (which translates as Light of the World) lived in 17th century India and was married to a Moghul prince named Jahangir. The book not only discusses her life but also why she was so influential and the role she played in India’s development. There’s also information on what Nur Jahan ate and wore as well as how she improved the lives of other women during her lifetime.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

It is nice to have an alternative (at home or school) to the fairy tale princess stories that crowd the bookshelves. The illustrations, photos and information are all excellent.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Young Reader Reaction

I gave the book to my neighbor’s daughter to read and she thought it was very interesting. Actually she wanted to know more about Nur Jahan.

Adult Reader Reaction

I liked the idea of telling the story of a real princess not a fictional one. There are five other titles in this series and they are all very good.

Type of Book:
This illustrated nonfiction picture book charts the life of a real princess.
Educational Themes:

There are several layers to this picture book for older readers. In addition to enlightening us to Nur Jahan's life, we learn about 19th century India; the role of women in society; and royalty.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 to 10
Age of child:
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a wonderful addition to the home, school, or public library.

Title Nur Jahan Of India
About

The Thinking Girls Treasury Of Real Princesses

Author Shirin Yim Bridges
Publisher Goosebottom Books © 2010
Illustrators Albert Nguyen
ISBN 9780984509850
Material Hard Cover
Genres Biography, History, Asia | Asian People
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