The Taj Mahal Trilogy

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,175 ratings

The Twentieth Wife Publisher's Summary

An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps listeners up in Mehrunnisa's embattled love with Prince Salim - and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman, a legend in her own time, who was all but lost to history until now.

©2002 Indu Sundaresan (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Twentieth Wife

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450

    An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India's most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fiction that brings history to life

    • By Eric on 03-01-12

    Regular price: $25.17

  • Book 2

    • The Feast of Roses

    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Despite the rivalry of the imperial harem, which has plotted against her from the beginning, Mehrunnisa soon becomes the most powerful woman in the Mughal Empire. She rules from behind the veil, securing her status by forming a junta of sorts with her father, brother, and stepson and by risking all, even her daughter, to get what she wants. But she never loses the love of the man who has bestowed this power upon her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gold Medal Finalist

    • By Pamela on 05-29-07

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Shadow Princess

    • The Taj Mahal Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Indu Sundaresan
    • Narrated by: Sneha Mathan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Critically acclaimed author Indu Sundaresan returns to 17th-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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Nancy Young on 07-03-16

    Regular price: $24.47