Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Kenizé Mourad

In The City of Gold and Silver

Cover: In The City of Gold and Silver - Kenizé Mourad

Kenizé Mourad

In The City of Gold and Silver

2014, pp. 400, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609452278
Region: India
Available as ebook Available as ebook Available as ebook
$ 17.00
Reading group guide Reading group guide Reading group guide

The book

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.

The author

Kenizé Mourad
Kenizé Mourad was born in France to a Turkish Princess and an Indian Raj. For almost fifteen years, she was a reporter and war correspondent, working, most notably, at Le Nouvel Observateur. De la part de la princess morte has sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into 34 languages. This is Mourad’s first novel.

Press

More suggestions

  • Cover: All God’s Children - Aaron Gwyn

    Aaron Gwyn

    All God’s Children

    2020, pp. 400, $ 18.00
    All God’s Children is a historical epic that spans thirty years in the lives of three people who are trying to capture the American ideal of...
  • Cover: In the Shadow of the Fire - Hervé Le Corre

    Hervé Le Corre

    In the Shadow of the Fire

    2020, pp. 480, $ 27.00
    In the Shadow of the Fire traces the Communards’ tragic odyssey, while following a breathless criminal investigation.
  • Cover: Cathedral - Ben Hopkins

    Ben Hopkins

    Cathedral

    2020, pp. 624, $ 27.00
    Ambitious, immersive, a remarkable feat of imagination, Cathedral tells a sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desire.
  • Cover: Shadowplay - Joseph O’Connor

    Joseph O’Connor

    Shadowplay

    2020, pp. 400, $ 26.00
    Shadowplay by New York Times best-selling author, Joseph O’Connor, is set during the golden age of West End theater in a London shaken by...
  • Cover: The Measure of a Man - Marco Malvaldi

    Marco Malvaldi

    The Measure of a Man

    2019, pp. 272, $ 23.95
    Five hundred years after Leonardo’s death, Marco Malvaldi combines literature, science, history, and mystery to bring back to life one of the greatest...
  • Cover: Now We Shall Be Entirely Free - Andrew Miller

    Andrew Miller

    Now We Shall Be Entirely Free

    2019, pp. 416, $ 19.00
    When Captain John Lacroix returns home from Spain, wounded, unconscious, and alone, he believes that he has seen the worst of what men may do. It...

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X