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Book Talk: In the City of Gold and Silver

November 17, 2014 from 12:30pm-2:00pm EST
CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Speaker: Kenize Mourad

Co-Sponsored by: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs


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In the late 1980s, Kenize Mourad's Regards from the Dead Princess (Little, Brown) became an instant bestseller where she re-counted the end of the Ottoman Empire through the lens of Princess Selma, her mother and also the granddaughter of Sultan Mourad V. Kenize's father was an Indian prince from Lucknow. Brought up in France, she has, as a journalist and author, tried to bring to light certain historical events from the East in her nuanced and empathic fiction.

Her new book, In the City of Gold and Silver, is the story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, an orphan who became a renowned poet, married the ruler of the Indian state of Awadh, and went on to lead Muslims and Hindus in the Mutiny of 1857 against the British East India Company. The English translation of In the City of Gold and Silver will be published in November 2014. Copies will be available at the event.

Lunch will be served.

Space is limited so please RSVP asap: kenizemourad.eventbrite.com

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