Ruby Lal lecture
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Professor Ruby Lal discusses and signs her new book "Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan." The only woman to acquire the stature of empress in her male-dominated world, Nur was also a talented dress designer and innovative architect whose work inspired her stepson’s Taj Mahal. Nur’s confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries in Renaissance Europe, including Elizabeth I. Here, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.
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