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The Resource In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad

In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad

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In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad
Title
In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad
Statement of responsibility
Kenize Mourad
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is the long-forgotten story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, queen of Awadh and the soul of the Indian revolt against the British, brought to vivid life by a writer whose own story reads like a novel. Begum was an orphan and a poetess who captured the attentions of King Waiid Ali Shah of Awadh and became his fourth wife. As his wife, she incited and led a popular uprising that would eventually prove to be the first step toward Indian independence. Begum was the very incarnation of resistance: as chief of the army and the government in Lucknow, she fought battles on the field for two years; she was a freedom fighter, a misunderstood mother, and an illicit lover. A remarkable woman who risked everything only to face the greatest betrayal of all. Begum is a fitting subject for Kenizé Mourad, whose mother was a Turkish princess and father an Indian Raj. When Mourad’s mother moved to Paris in the company of a eunuch and died shortly after, the eunuch entrusted the child to the care of Catholic nuns. The nuns hid Mourad from her father, not wanting the child to be raised Muslim. Mourad only discovered her true identity and her parents' tragic fate in her twenties. Her story is the subject of an autobiographical novel, Regards from the Dead Princess, to be published by Europa in 2015
Summary
Describes the story of Begum Ham Mahal, an orphaned poet and the wife of King Waiid Alie Shah of Awadh, who rebelled against the British East India company during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
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10379452
Cataloging source
BT
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Mourad, Kenize
Dewey number
813
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609452421
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In the city of gold and silver / Kenize Mourad
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609452421
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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