Life...The Most Complicated Thought

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

Jahanara ~ Kathryn Lasky

I remember when I was younger, girls in school would read the "The Royal Diaries." I always thought about reading it but never got around to it. So while I was browsing the library bookshelves to look for Gaiman's books, I saw The Royal Diaries section and decided to check them out. I checked out Jahanara, Princess of Princesses, India, 1627, mainly because it was about India.

Here is a summary of the book from our Library's website:

Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire.

It was an interesting read. It started slow for me as I found the beginning quite boring. Toward the middle, it started to get interesting as the brothers are introduced. Before Jahanara only talked about them. At the end of the book, the history of India is explained and I enjoyed that very much. There was a family tree of Shah Jahan's family. I did not know that Jahanara actually existed so this was a history lesson for me. I give this book 7/10.

I am almost done with The Graveyard Book. I am on the last track of the last disc. I will listen to Unnamed by Joshua Ferris next.

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