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September Book Discussion: Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
This month, we'll be reading "Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan" by Ruby Lal. "When it came to hunting, she was a master shot. As a dress designer, few could compare. An ingenious architect, she innovated the use of marble in her parents' mausoleum on the banks of the Yamuna River, the building that inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal. She was both celebrated and reviled for her political acumen and diplomatic skill, which rivaled those of her female counterparts in Europe and beyond." Acclaimed scholar Ruby Lal uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, highlighting this dazzling figure and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls and the Mughal Empire of the 17th century. The fee for the meetup is $2 per person, which covers the meetup administration costs.

Lestat's Coffee Hillcrest

1041 University Ave. · San Diego , CA

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    Art history and museum lovers, unite! This book group will read a variety of literature focused on visual arts and the museum world. Book possibilities range from art-themed novels like Steve Martin's "An Object of Beauty" to museum curator memoirs like Marcia Tucker's "A Short Life of Trouble" to more theoretical writing like Ben Davis' "9.5 Theses on Art and Class." Any art-related topic, no matter how abstract or representational (har har), may be explored.

    We meet every month, typically on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings in Hillcrest, North Park.

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