A royal court
I had an introduction to a Mogul princess, of the dynasty which made  Delhi its capital in the seventeenth century and built the very walled  city in whose labyrinthine recesses she lives. Forty or fifty souls  constitute the Begum Timur Jehan, and through it she moves commandingly  in green trousers, issuing instructions, reminiscing about emperors,  traitors or ladies of the harem, and frequently consulting her high  organized notebook, all asterisks and cross-references, for addresses  and reminders.

A royal court

I had an introduction to a Mogul princess, of the dynasty which made Delhi its capital in the seventeenth century and built the very walled city in whose labyrinthine recesses she lives. Forty or fifty souls constitute the Begum Timur Jehan, and through it she moves commandingly in green trousers, issuing instructions, reminiscing about emperors, traitors or ladies of the harem, and frequently consulting her high organized notebook, all asterisks and cross-references, for addresses and reminders.