Beneath a Marble Sky: A Novel of the Taj Mahal - Part 2, Chapters 10-11 Summary & Analysis

John Shors
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Part 2, Chapters 10-11 Summary

In chapter ten, "Brothers as Princes," Jahanara meets secretly with Ladli, who tells Jahanara of a plot Aurangzeb has put into action to murder Dara when he travels to Persia to negotiate a peace settlement. Ladli reveals that she has indeed become Aurangzeb's lover in order to find out all his secrets. Jahanara is appalled that her friend has sacrificed everything for her, and she feels deeply guilty that she has dragged Ladli into a life of misery.

Jahanara goes to Dara to warn him of the plot, but will not reveal the source of her information. Dara thinks little of her warning, promising only to be watchful and increase the number of bodyguards protecting him. Unsatisfied with Dara's solution, she decides to take matters into her own hands in order to protect her brother.

She crafts a plan...

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