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It is the sunset of the Mughal Empire. The splendour of imperial Delhi flares one last time. The young daughter of a local craftsman elopes with an officer working in the East India Company...
At the heart of this novel is the story of Wazir Khanam, a dazzlingly beautiful and fiercely independent woman who has a series of lovers, including a Navab and a Mughal prince. For future generations, Wazir will be known as the mother of the famous poet Dagh, but this isn't a novel about just one life. Rather, it captures, in gorgeous detail, an entire civilisation.
Beginning with the story of gifted painter in a village near Kishangarh, The Mirror of Beauty sweeps through the arid deserts of Rajputana, winds down the valleys of Kashmir and, finally, brings the glorious metropolis of Delhi to life. Studded with traditional crafts, scintillating musical performances and recurring portraits of mysterious and alluring women, this is a sumptuous novel of extraordinary ambition. In beguiling language, the author takes readers to the very heart of a profoundly beautiful, lost culture.
"A magical book. Shamsur Rahman Faruqi weaves history and illusion into one beautiful pattern. He clothes us richly in our past"--Nadeem Aslam
"A defining work of literature."--Musharraf Ali Farooqi
"An erudite, amazing historical novel, elegiac in tone and written with heartfelt attention to the details and the rituals of a lost culture."--Orhan Pamuk
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Descrizione libro Penguin, 29.05.2014., 2014. Condizione: Gut. 984 Seiten Sofortversand! Gutes Exemplar, geringe Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt und SU leicht berieben/bestoßen, innen alles in Ordnung; good – fine Immediate delivery in bubble wrap envelope! Good copy, light signs of previous use, cover/dust jacket has some rubbing/wear (along the edges), interior in good condition 160622ap04 ISBN: 9780670086757 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1031 23,6 x 15,8 x 5,0 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Codice articolo 378064
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 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, The Mirror of Beauty 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. Codice articolo 110608
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Descrizione libro Penguin Global, 2013. Condizione: New. Codice articolo 9780670086757