Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
In the City of Gold and Silver
by Kenize Mourad, translated by Anne Mathai and Marie-Louise Naville
From Goodreads: Little known, little remembered, this is the story of Begum Hazrat Mahal.
The soul of the 1857 War of Independence; orphaned poetess of the Chowk; captivating wife of King Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh; the Rani of Jhansi’s contemporary and soul sister; freedom fighter and misunderstood mother; illicit lover and intrepid war leader–she risked everything only to face the greatest betrayal of all…
This is a salute to Hazrat Mahal–a dazzling meteor in Indian history.
I’m not sure where I came across this book. It might have been on one of those ‘1,000 books to read before you die’ lists, or it might have been a ‘great books from around the world’, but it looks like it could be amazing.