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The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan {Mehr-un-nissa} is the first book in Talking Cub's The Teenage Diary of series. It is the fourth book overall. The book was written by Deepa Agarwal and published on February 10, 2019. It was followed by The Teenage Diary of Rani Laxmibai in 2020.

Book description[]

""Yesterday, by the grace of Allah, I, Mehr-un-nissa, daughter of Mirza Ghiyas Beg and Asmat Begum, completed thirteen years of existence on this earth... Thirteen years...I'm not sure how pleased I am to have reached this significant age."
Long before she became Nur Jahan—Emperor Jahangir's last wife and the most influential Mughal queen—she was Mehr-un-nissa. Born to Persian refugees who attained eminence at the Mughal court, Mehr-un-nissa grew up on the fringes of Emperor Akbar's court in Agra, Kabul and Lahore.
In this fictional diary, Deepa Agarwal gives us a glimpse into the queen's teenage years: how she grows into a strong and passionate young woman; her love for poetry and writing; and her interest in the larger world around her. Her diary also describes the Mughal world through the eyes of a young girl: the vibrant Meena Bazaars; the elaborate festival celebrations; and the intricacies of life in the zenana. But above all, her diary records her ambition to meet the love of her life and also to carve a place for herself in history.
A fascinating blend of history and fiction,
The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan brings alive a bygone age in a unique and captivating manner for young readers."


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of The Teenage Diary of Nur Jahan characters


Main article: Deepa Agarwal



  • The cover of the book was illustrated by Debasmita Dasgupta.


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