SIKEENA KARMALI CAPTURED THE MUGHAL ESSENCE SO WELL IN ‘THE MULBERRY COURTESAN; BOOK REVIEW OF ‘MULBERRY COURTESAN

Sohinee Reads & Reviews

Book Title: The Mulberry Courtesan

Author: Sikeena Karmali

Total Number of Pages: 270

Publisher: Aleph Book Company

Publication Date: July 2018

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Genre: Historical Fiction

Reviewed by Sohinee Dey

‘The Mulberry Courtesan’ is set around 1857 when the Mughal Empire is counting its last days of ruling the country. It’s the time when the East India Company had already invaded the country and was setting up it’s empire. It was during this time that India saw its first revolt against the Britishers. The book features Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last person of the Mughal dynasty who is been exiled.

The Mulberry Courtesan by Sikeena Karmali book review.pngThe Mulberry Courtesan by Sikeena Karmali

It is somewhere between the 1852 to 1857 that the complete story takes place. At the heart of the storyline is a bold and brazen girl, Laale. Laale, a young 19-year-old who had her wedding planned out suddenly…

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