Monthly Archives: September 2011

The World Beyond – Here’s what I said…

  My interview with Rashmi Sahi for Confluence Magazine:   To read the full interview - http://www.confluence.org.uk/2011/09/20/writer-sangeeta-bhargava-speaks-to-rashmi-sahi/  

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The World Beyond – Here’s what the Nawab said…

  This lovely note from Nawab Jafar Mir Abdullah was forwarded to me a few days back:    

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Zenana

  Chutki spoke about the zenana yesterday. Zenana is basically that part of the house or palace that is reserved for women, sometimes referred to as the inner apartments or the inner courtyard. Men were usually forbidden from entering the … Continue reading

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Zenana, Poetry and Shooting (Chutki’s Blog 2)

  27th September 1855.   Hello. it’s me again – Chutki. Before I proceed further – let me tell you – that brother of mine who was here last week – haan wahi – Nayansukh – I am much more … Continue reading

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My New Home: a new dream, a new life….

  Hello friends. Today I want to share with you a short story that was published last year. I wrote it when my house was undergoing renovation. Do check it out - http://www.sangeetabhargava.com/short_story.php and let me know what you think. And have … Continue reading

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Bloody Sardar (Nayansukh’s blog 1)

  22nd September 1855. 9.00 am.   Myself Nayansukh. Sister of Chutki. Remember Chutki? Well, we have been marching for a couple of hours. It is still morning and already I got a splitting headache. Reason? The bloody sardar marching … Continue reading

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The World Beyond – Here’s what I said…

  Replies to some of the questions I’ve been asked by my readers:   Q. Rachael and Salim come together through their love of music. How important is music to you?  G.S., London A. I was born and brought up in India … Continue reading

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The World Beyond – Here’s what some of you said…

  Hello everybody. How was your weekend? Let’s start this new week with some good news – The World Beyond is now available in India as well. Since the launch of the book in the UK last month, I have … Continue reading

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Kaiserbagh Palace, Lucknow

  Last week, Chutki mentioned Kaiserbagh Palace in her blog. This grand palace was built by the last king of Avadh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. Some may debate that Birjis Qadir was the last Indian ruler of Avadh, but more … Continue reading

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Corfu sans Gerald Durrell

  The weekend’s here and if you are looking for something to read, grab a book written by Gerald Durrell, if you haven’t done so by now. Had it not been for him, I would have never heard about the … Continue reading

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