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A Princess's Pilgrimage / Nawab Sikander Begum

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In 1870, Nawab Sikander Begum of Bhopal became the first South-Asian Muslim woman to publish an account of her pilgrimage to Mecca. She travelled with a retinue of a thousand, visited Jeddah and Mecca, performed the requisite rituals and observances, then returned to India and wrote her witty and acerbic impressions of her visit.This is the original English translation of an unpublished Urdu manuscript.

ISBN-13: 978-0195476309

In 1870, Nawab Sikander Begum of Bhopal became the first South-Asian Muslim woman to publish an account of her pilgrimage to Mecca. She travelled with a retinue of a thousand, visited Jeddah and Mecca, performed the requisite rituals and observances, then returned to India and wrote her witty and acerbic impressions of her visit.This is the original English translation of an unpublished Urdu manuscript.

ISBN-13: 978-0195476309