The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa

Magan Lal and Jessie Duncan Westbrook

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The Princess Zeb-un-Nissa was the eldest daughter of the Mogul Emperor Aurungzebe of India, and was born in 1639. A Sufi, she was well educated in both the Quran and the sciences, and was fluent in Arabic, Persian and Urdu. She started to write Persian poetry secretly at the age of 14. Her works included the Diwan, a collection of her poetry, excerpts from which are included in this Wisdom of the East volume.

Part of the Wisdom of the East series.

This book has has 14,440 words, and 42 pages in the PDF version. This translation by Magan Lal and Jessie Duncan Westbrook was originally published in 1913.

Production notes: This ebook of The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 1st December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'A Bejeweled Maiden with a Parakeet' by an unknown artist.

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