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The Teenage Diary of Jodh Bai is a fictional diary written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, who also authored The Teenage Diary of Jahanara. It was originally titled Jodh Bai and released in Scholastic India's A Princess's Diary in 2001. The book was republished by Talking Cub on March 10, 2019 with a new title in The Teenage Diary of.


"For the Majumdars.
For all the good times, good food, and great laughs.
Always with love.

Book description[]

""I started to write. In the beginning, it was little poems. Then I wrote about our family. Suddenly I found myself writing about my inner life; what I did during the day, the happenings around the zenana, things I heard, my thoughts."
In the Rajput kingdom of Amber, Jodh Bai, daughter of King Bihari Mal, is now a teenager. Her clan, the Kachhwahas, are a proud warrior race, but Jodh Bai is a dreamer and poet at heart. When she picks up an empty accounting book and starts writing her thoughts in it, she ends up recording the happenings in the world around her—the joys, sorrows and ambitions of the women, the brothers and uncles who are trained to be warriors, the beauty of the arid landscape, and the politics of the times that is bringing the Mughals from distant Agra closer and closer to Rajasthan. Then one day, she is told something unbelievable—she is going to wed the Mughal emperor Akbar. How will Jodh Bai, a Hindu princess, live in the Mughal zenana? Will she find a true companion in Akbar? And what will life be like away from her beloved Rajasthan?
History does not record the existence of Jodh Bai. Instead, Akbar's Rajput wife is only referred to by the royal title of Mariam-us-Zamani. But in this heartfelt fictional diary, Subhadra Sen Gupta skillfully brings alive the story of a young Rajput princess who went on to become a powerful queen of the Mughal empire.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of The Teenage Diary of Jodh Bai characters


Main article: Subhadra Sen Gupta



  • The cover of the Talking Cub edition was illustrated by Debasmita Dasgupta.


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