King Akbar's Daughter

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Noor Inayat Khan is best known best known for her heroism as a clandestine Allied wireless radio operative in occupied France during World War II. In King Akbar's Daughter Noor's previously unpublished stories have been collected and are presented here in new English translations alongside her original French language versions and her known English renditions. Some of these stories are Noor's own creations while others are traditional myths, fables and legends retold in her own words and embroidered with her ...

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Overview

Noor Inayat Khan is best known best known for her heroism as a clandestine Allied wireless radio operative in occupied France during World War II. In King Akbar's Daughter Noor's previously unpublished stories have been collected and are presented here in new English translations alongside her original French language versions and her known English renditions. Some of these stories are Noor's own creations while others are traditional myths, fables and legends retold in her own words and embroidered with her unique twists to best serve her purpose of teaching and inspiring with tales of chivalry, compassion, love, hope and wisdom.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Previously unpublished stories by the late Khan (Twenty Jataka Tales) make up this collection of original works and traditional fables, legends, and tales. With three English exceptions, the stories are presented in French, with English translations on facing pages. Sparsely detailed but filled with dialogue, the stories depend on incantatory rhythm for effect. Some familiar characters appear (Renard the Fox, the Snow Child, and Father Christmas). A few stories are original (one character is based on Scheherazade). The author’s life as a British special agent and her death at age 30 in a concentration camp during WWII are at least as fascinating and inspiring as the stories. Accompanying photographs, editor’s notes, a memory of Khan by her brother, and a bibliography will pique interest in further study of this idealistic Sufi war heroine. All ages. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930872922
  • Publisher: Omega Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 1,182,222
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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