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THE WOMEN WHO RULED IN­DIA

Among fig­ures like Nur Ja­han and Begum Samru, there are lit­tle­known names, like Chenamma of Ke­ladi and Umayamma Rani. But, big or small, each has a tale of how she made her way in a misog­y­nis­tic world that has for­got­ten her role in In­dia’s his­tory.

MAG­I­CAL WOMEN

A col­lec­tion of short sto­ries about the se­cret lives of cour­te­sans, of women who drink like fish, of chu­dails with stares that ter­rify weak-willed men who only want women to be ob­jects, whether of fas­ci­na­tion or sex.

EM­PRESS OF THE TAJ

In a quest to un­der­stand the life of the em­press who wielded im­mense power over Shah Ja­han, Timeri N. Mu­rari’s no­madic, some­times self­ind­ul­gent, jour­ney fol­lows the life of Ar­ju­mand, bet­ter known as Mum­taz Ma­hal.

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