Ira Mukhoty

Ira Mukhoty is the author of Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal EmpireHeroines: Powerful Indian Women in Myth and History. Living in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, she developed an interest in the evolution of mythology and history, the erasure of women from these histories, and the continuing relevance this has on the status of women in India. She writes rigorously researched narrative histories that are accessible to the lay reader. Her most recent book is Akbar: The Great Mughal and she is currently working on a text around the women of the Mahabharata due to be released this year.

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