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Umrao Jan Ada: The Courtesan of Lucknow (Library of South Asian Literature) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
First published more than 100 years ago, the novel recreates the gracious ambience of old Lucknow and takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the palaces of wealthy nawabs, the hideouts of colourful vagabonds and the luxurious abodes of the city's courtesans. But more than evoking the ambience of a culture and decadence that was not merely aristocratic but inimitable, it is the complex characterisation of Umrao, and the life she lived as a courtesan, which makes the book memorable and significant.
'An excellent story-teller... Ruswa is one of the best Urdu prose writers of all times.' - Khushwant Singh
About the Author
- ASIN : B0083TPE8I
- Publisher : Orient Publishing; 1st edition (15 May 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 2189 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #94,735 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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