Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan with Ruby Lal

An astute politician, a devoted partner, an ingenious architect – Nur Jahan was more than just a queen. She ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, Emperor Jahangir and governed in his stead as his health failed and his attentions wandered from matters of state.

As we celebrate the stories of women in Indian history, catch Historian Ruby Lal in this LHI Book Club Classic, talking about her book, Empress – The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan. She talks about how and why Nur Jahan hasn’t been given her due in Indian history.