In the City of Gold and Silver

      Kenize Mourad
In the City of Gold and Silver

Little known, little remembered, this is the story of Begum Ham Mahal. The soul of 1857 War of Independence; orphaned poetess of the Chowk; captivating wife of King Waiid Alie Shah of Awadh; the Rani offhansi's contemprary and soul sister: freesom fighter and misunderstood mother illicit lover and intrepid war leader she risked everything only to face the greatest betrayal of all.


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