Doctor Margaret in Delhi (The Azadi Series #2)

Doctor Margaret in Delhi The Azadi Series Doctor Margaret in Delhi is Book of The Azadi Series and a sequel to Book Doctor Margaret s Sea Chest This historical fiction novel continues with Margaret s journey from the time she and her Can

  • Title: Doctor Margaret in Delhi (The Azadi Series #2)
  • Author: Waheed Rabbani
  • ISBN: 9780993863509
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doctor Margaret in Delhi is Book 2 of The Azadi Series and a sequel to, Book 1 Doctor Margaret s Sea Chest This historical fiction novel continues with Margaret s journey from the time she and her Canadian husband participated in the 1854 Crimean War Doctor Margaret travels alone to India to be with her parents at the American Presbyterian Mission at Futtehgurh, and theDoctor Margaret in Delhi is Book 2 of The Azadi Series and a sequel to, Book 1 Doctor Margaret s Sea Chest This historical fiction novel continues with Margaret s journey from the time she and her Canadian husband participated in the 1854 Crimean War Doctor Margaret travels alone to India to be with her parents at the American Presbyterian Mission at Futtehgurh, and then on to her posting at a hospital in Delhi There she has to not only overcome work pressures, but also deal with her intimidators and intrigues of the Mughals, at the Delhi Red Fort.Margaret s tormentor since her childhood, Captain Albert, also joins a British regiment bound for service in India The Russian, Captain Count Nicholai, whom Margaret had met in Crimea, also arrives in India under the guise of a French physician.The events leading up to the Indian Mutiny Rebellion that breaks out in 1857 profoundly affect not only Margaret s life, but also of those who love her and others who wish her harm.Also, mixed up in the bedlam is one of the King of Delhi, Shah Zafar, Red Fort s Guard s sepoy, Sharif Khan Bhadur, the grandfather of Doctor Wallidad, an American doctor.The Azadi Series covers the exciting events and turmoil that inflamed India from 1857 to 1947, and led to her independence Those incidences engulf the characters of this story at that time, and then later their descendant s lives, again in the 1960s.

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    1. This book was outstanding! Truly a delight to read A fast paced historically authentic story that almost played 1850s in front of my eyes. Doctor Margaret in Delhi is a gripping tale of the struggle of an American female doctor who was posted in a hospital in Delhi in 1850's--during the sunsetting times of last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar. Margaret Wallace arrives in India—but as she finishes one long journey, she embarks on a much longer one—that of her loneliness and endur [...]

    2. “Jane Austen goes to India” is how I would describe this novel, the second in the series of adventures of Dr. Margaret.After the tragic loss of her husband in the Crimean War (covered in Book 1), Dr. Margaret Wallace, pregnant with her third child, arrives in Calcutta in a bid to be re-united with her estranged parents and siblings who are missionaries in Futtehgurh. Offered a job in a hospital in Delhi, she traverses the country by boat and road, giving us the historical and geographical ar [...]

    3. Gunfire is all around-only smoke is visible-their carriage is under attack from the plunders of India.They have native soldiers escorting them- but the robbers were equally matched for the soldiers- and they are heavily armed.Heated lead has flied past the lady from America-an inch off its trajectory and it would be the life and death determining moment.A man, like a demon is charging towards her- a devilish looking arm with bright metallic weapon.She closed her eye in fear- how does death feels [...]

    4. I was given this book by the publisher and requested to review it by the author. This book is a follow up to the excellent Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest. It follows the heroine from her devastating loss of her husband in Crimea to India where a hospital job and her parents await her. Along the way to India she meets many new people who will help and hinder her in India and she gives us a tour of the pre-rebellion country. She has her child from her late husband and makes a good impression on the l [...]

    5. Waheed Rabbani’s novel Doctor Margaret in Delhi—the second in The Azadi Series—is a captivating historical fiction novel chronicling the life of Doctor Margaret Wallace. After the tragic loss of her beloved husband Robert in the Crimean War, a pregnant Doctor Margaret travels to India where she intends to start a new life as the first female doctor at the hospital in Delhi. First reuniting with her estranged missionary parents and siblings in Futtehgurh, Margaret remains with them until sh [...]

    6. Though the second in a series of books, this is the first that I have read. Whilst it references events from the previous book, they are not essential to the plot of the second, so it was easy for me to pick up from the start. The story itself is well written, with well rounded characters and the plot is intriguing. It is set in the back drop of colonial India, with the greed and mercantile aims of the East India Company coinciding with the fall of the last Moghal Emperor Shah Zafar and his fami [...]

    7. This is the second in the series. I did not read the first book, but this does stand alone pretty well. I honestly do want to read the first book, so I can get to know her husband before he died and understand more of the hatred of her childhood tormentor Captain Albert. However, I was able to understand the story pretty well; just missing some backstory is all.This was a really good historical fiction. The first two chapter were a little dry, but once the drama began I was hooked. I got this do [...]

    8. There are a number of reasons why I wanted to read this book. Foremost I love discovering new authors, ones that I wouldn't have found on my own and for that I am very grateful to Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the invite to join this tour. Location, location, location, yup that's a big one for me also. India is a country that I am fascinated with, the occupation of the British and their separation, it's a part of history that I am slowly learning about. A small portion of this [...]

    9. This ambitious story with several threads is narrated by an American woman doctor in mid-19th Century India who contends with British imperial colonialism, and the decline of the Mughal empire collapsing under the British Raj while showing the field mechanics of mercantilism. The book is a lesson of how wealth was extracted from the Indian sub-continent by military power leading to a mop-up by the East India Company. These are the stories of racial triumphalism and military adventures that made [...]

    10. Waheed Rabbani's Doctor Margaret In Delhi begins with a pregnant Dr. Margaret arriving in Calcutta, attempting to reconvene with her missionary parents and siblings in Futtehgurh. Before embarking on a trek to an offer of employment in a Delhi hospital, she delivers child number three and teaches English to the local Nawab. After a spectacular journey, Dr. Margaret finally settles in Delhi with an ancestor of Dr. Wallidad Sharif, Sharif Khan. All the while, the advances of the undesirable Humphr [...]

    11. book received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest reviewThis book, Doctor Margaret in Delhi by Waheed Rabbani was an easy book to like. One I really enjoy reading about India and it's history. I'm often frustrated with myself with how little I know. It's history is so interesting and fascinating. I really liked how Rabbani combined the elements in this story. The pacing was great, the characters interesting and the setting fantastic. Although the second book in the series, I [...]

    12. This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. :)I decided to give this book a 3.5 out of 5. Book 2 of the Azadi series follows the story of a pregnant Dr Margaret as she makes her way from Crimea to India to reunite with her family at the missionary in Futtehgurh. For the most part, I enjoyed the book. It was a bit slow for me at first but Waheed Rabbani does such a great job of building Margaret's character that you can't help but root for her throughout her adventures. I loved her [...]

    13. Doctor Margaret in Delhi is the second book in the Azadi Series. Although some other reviewers have said it is best to read No. 1 first, I had not done so and did not find anything in the second difficult to follow. This is a gentle and enchanting book, set during the British Raj in India. Doctor Margaret travels by boat from Calcutta to Delhi and we see, with her, the scenery, temples and towns, we learn of their history and of the politics of the declining Indian princedoms and increasing powe [...]

    14. The way the author portrays the American-Canadian female doctor and the culture in the 1850s in India seems to be extremely accurate and realistic. Showcasing Indian history, blended with a little American culture, the author creates an educational adventuresome piece. Being an independent working female in modern society today, I was intrigued to learn how it was like for an independent female professional almost 200 years ago, and throw her Americanism into the mix being based out of India is [...]

    15. There is a strong push in the world of the fiction to be edgy, gritty or offbeat. Waheed Rabbani’s “Doctor Margaret in Delhi”, Book 2 of The Azadi Series and sequel to “Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest”, is a refreshing return to quality, mainstream literary fiction. Rabbani’s polished and effortless narrative voice is a pleasure to experience. His vivid and detailed depictions of India’s 1800s customs, culture and landscapes is, at times, mesmerizing. The continued unfolding of Docto [...]

    16. A new wonderful book by Waheed Rabbany that continues in a perfect way the story of Doctor Margaret.Our heroine has finally reached Delhi where she settles working as a Doctor in the local Hospital and as a medical textbooks' translator for the Delhi College.But the dangers didn't end leaving Crimea. Also in Delhi she'll have to face people that, for various reasons, would try to arm her.Fortunately she'll also meet good people that will help her to escape from every sort of danger.At least for [...]

    17. Dr Margaret in Delhi is the second book in Waheed Rabbani's series (the first being Dr Margaret's Sea Chest). It continues her journey from Canada via the Crimea to India, and presents a colourful and varied picture of Indian life of that time, mostly in the Delhi area. I had not read the first book, so had some initial anxiety as to whether I would be able to follow this one. It is clear that there will be at least one more book to follow. It is a lengthy book (nearly 400 pages in the print equ [...]

    18. Book Review by KIRKUS REVIEWSThe second book Rabbani’s (Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest, 2014) Azadi series follows the adventures and tribulations of an American female doctor in 1850s India. Fresh from Johns Hopkins in North America, Walli started practicing at a hospital in Delhi. He was asked to return a sea chest found in the basement of the Delhi hospital that belonged to a pioneering 19th-century American female doctor named Margaret Wallace. Margaret was remarkable, in part, because so f [...]

    19. Book Review by KIRKUS REVIEWSThe second book Rabbani’s (Doctor Margaret’s Sea Chest, 2014) Azadi series follows the adventures and tribulations of an American female doctor in 1850s India. Fresh from Johns Hopkins in North America, Walli started practicing at a hospital in Delhi. He was asked to return a sea chest found in the basement of the Delhi hospital that belonged to a pioneering 19th-century American female doctor named Margaret Wallace. Margaret was remarkable, in part, because so f [...]

    20. First let me say, I truly tried to get into this book. If I can't get into it within a 100 pages.'s not for me. That's not to say that it's a "bad" book~ it just wasn't MY cup of tea.And, I never read the first book so I had no idea what happened between two characters which are referred to quite often without any back story (Robert, Margaret's husband and Albert, who is Margaret's nemesis)??There was A LOT of detail in this book, that at times got very tedious. I'm the kind of reader that likes [...]

    21. I picked this book based on a recommendation from a friend and I am glad I did.The book Doctor Margaret in Delhi takes you in a different era altogether. The author has done a fantastic job in keeping the pace of the story steady, giving necessary depth to the characters and putting in attention to every detail of the plot, which makes this a book a classic literature to read and possess in your library. The writing style of the author is extremely mesmerising because the book throughout elicits [...]

    22. I liked the history presented in this novel; I did not know much about the setting or time period going in to this book, but the rich detail and attention to fact brought me right into India during the 1850s. Doctor Margaret is an intriguing character who narrates most of the book in a sympathetic and commanding tone. I found her to be realistic and engaging throughout.

    23. Wonderful book2 of a previous journey of that fabulous woman, Dr. Margaret Wallace. I have the great honor to translate it into French. See you in a few months and I invite you to discover book1 "Le coffre au tresor de Docteur Margaret" In French!

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