Friday, 1 November 2013

Brajesh's Review : In the City of Gold and Silver

Kenize Mourad's - "In the City of Gold and Silver" is another realisation for me of how little I know about my own history.

1857 - mutiny, rebellion, uprising or start of Indian freedom struggle? This work of historical fiction outlines the story of Muhammadi turning into Begum Hazrat Mahal. The intrigues of Zenana, conspiracies of taluqdars, brutalities by the British, valor of the Indian freedom fighters and legendary characters like Nana Saheb, Tantiya Tope and Lakshmi Bai are the background for the life story of Begum Hazrat Mahal.

The story is outstandingly told with brilliant characterisation and authentic research.

Rating : 4 / 5 
(The book is a translation from French and you can feel it, this costs 0.5 to the rating)

Also read Kims review of : In the City of Gold and Silver

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