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The Resource The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

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The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance
Title
The mirror of beauty
Title remainder
being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance
Statement of responsibility
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
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Author
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • urd
  • eng
Summary
It is the sunset of the Mughal Empire. The splendour of imperial Delhi flares one last time. The young daughter of a craftsman in the city elopes with an officer of the East India Company. And so we are drawn into the story of Wazir Khanam: a dazzlingly beautiful and fiercely independent woman who takes a series of lovers, including a Navab and a Mughal prince and whom history remembers as the mother of the famous poet Dagh. But it is not just one life that this novel sets out to capture: it paints in rapturous detail an entire civilization. Beginning with the story of an enigmatic and gifted painter in a village near Kishangarh, this novel embarks on an epic journey that sweeps through the death-giving deserts of Rajputana, the verdant valley of Kashmir and the glorious cosmopolis of Delhi, the craft of miniature painting and the art of carpet designing, scintillating musical performances and recurring paintings of mysterious, alluring women. Its scope breathtaking, its language beguiling, and its style sumptuous, this is a work of profound beauty, depth and power
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DKAGE
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1935-
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Fārūqī, Shamsurraḥmān
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Urdu
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Mothers
  • Urdu fiction
  • India
  • Delhi (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
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  • "A Guardian Best Book of 2013"--Cover
  • First published: 2013
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053461276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 961 pages
Isbn
9780143422730
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892429695
Label
The mirror of beauty : being the tale of an extraordinary woman in nineteenth-century India who struggled all her life to choose for herself against all odds, narrated as a politico-historical romance, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Guardian Best Book of 2013"--Cover
  • First published: 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053461276
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 961 pages
Isbn
9780143422730
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)892429695

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