Murder At The Muzaira By Raza Mir - A Classic For The Years To Come By

 I would start this review with a disclaimer - I am not qualified to review this book. History, freedom struggle, a murder mystery - On a personal front, this combination is like having a wholesome meal with starters and desserts. This coupled with exemplary, impeccable, unmatchable literature - I am swooning over Murder at Mushaira by Raza Mir. The author has amalgamated with the real persons and instances with his imaginations and prepared a cocktail of thrilling historical, investigative literature. Mirza Galib who is investigating the murder is a real person and hence adds credibility to the whole tale.


Murder at the Mushaira by Raza Mir

Real and fictional characters embrace the plot

The plot revolves around Mushaira (Poet soirees) conducted in the palaces of the Nawab. The mutual ego clashes between poets, the indulgence of the poets in the internal matters of the Nawab, seemingly uncharacteristic friendships - The book has it all. The plot is guided by characters, both fictional and real. While the narrative personifies to connect with the readers, it becomes impossible to distinguish between reality and fiction.

Know the real freedom struggle

A glimpse of the 1857 Independence struggle is imperative for the current generation that thinks that what happened in the 1940s was the only freedom struggle. Hardly do they know that a century before the foundation for the revolution was laid. The book gives a detailed account of how they have sacrificed their lives irrespective of their age and gender for the freedom of their motherland. Though suppressed with the muscle power of the British, the revolution of 1857 is forever the first revolt for independence 

Strong female characters

The female characters, real and fictitious are the firebrand women who will inspire the women in the current generation as well. I am in awe of the ladies. We need more female characters for contemporary literature to provide a new perspective to Gen Z.

All in all, if I write more it would be a sycophantic account of the author's finesse as I am blown with the impeccable piece of literature. This is a classic for years to come by. Just grab the book and start reading.

Comments

  1. What an interesting plot Rakhi. The review is more than enough for me to pick this book for my next read. Wonderful Review

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  2. I love historical fiction, the strife, the emotions and the overflow of everything else. Although I just read a book which didn't make a good use of those devices I might as well pick this up.

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  3. Thanks a lot for your great review.. Buying this book right away!

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  4. I like the way you review a book... it has everything that one needs to decide if the book is worth buying... I am adding this book to my tbr... seems to be interesting...

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  5. I like the way you review a book... it has everything that one needs to decide if the book is worth buying... I am adding this book to my tbr... seems to be interesting...

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  6. I like the way you review a book... it has everything that one needs to decide if the book is worth buying... I am adding this book to my tbr... seems to be interesting...

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  7. I have heard about this book from many but didn't know much about the book. Really by reading the review that you did right now I am adding this in my tbr list. Keep posting more Di for us 💓

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  8. This book seems a perfect read. And your review is bang on. I really liked your honesty in the introductory paragraph.

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  9. The book seems a nice pick. Would definitely add this to my reading list; thanks for the recommendation.

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  10. I avoid historical fiction since authors twist the story stating creative liberty. Stories of the 1857 revolt are rare though and I would like to read about it.

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  11. Wow the book cover is everything 👏👏 and the story seems interesting too.

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  12. Quite interesting. I love mysteries whether in history or the present. Will check this book. Good review I must say.

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  13. I am a huge fan of history novels. I have read about the 1857 struggle and I completely agree that not much are aware about the revolt. Women played a big role in all those struggles,and they are an inspiration for us. Salute to the unsung heroes. Would love to read this book and author's perspective.

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  14. I always love to read and watch movies and books with strong female characters. the plot of this book sounds really good to me. will check out this for sure. thanks for sharing your honest review.

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  15. The plot sounds interesting to me. I would definitely pick this book up. Thanks for reviewing this book honestly ☺️👍

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  16. This book seems like it will be right up my alley! I thoroughly enjoy mystery novels set in a period of history!
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  17. This book has been on my TBR as I've read a lot of good reviews by some book bloggers on Instagram and this book is already sitting on my wishlist at amazon. I will read this one soon.

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  18. I really loved the honest and wonderful review. The plot and characters looks so great, I would surely like to read this.

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  19. The book review seems appealing with the perfect mix of various shades of characters, would love to check this out sooner.
    Archana
    archusblog

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  20. This book sounds amazing! Historical fiction has never been my interest but when it comes to India and independence times, I am always intrigued. Moreover, the book has been powered with female centric characters adding it to my attention. Love your honest review!

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  21. This is such an interesting plot and story line. I haven't read much of this genre but seems interesting and worth reading.

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  22. sounds fascinating! a fictional take on fact is always interesting, throw in interesting female characters, and its definitely going on my wish list!

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  23. The historical fiction sounds like a intriguing read. Love the plot and how Beautifully author weaved the story

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  24. Have heard a lot about this book and your review has helped me out definitely will be checking out thank you for sharing

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  25. This seems an very interesting book. I very excited to read this book.Thanks for review

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  26. So interesting plot. This is something I will go for. Love the way you reviewed, as always perfect and gripping.

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  27. Interesting read it was! Thanks for lovely review. Will try if I get some time... You know!😅

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  28. Loved your review and found all the details that I wanted to know. Adding it to my list.

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  29. You are really good at it you always comes with something new and more interesting and your choice of books is really good love your article ❤️

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  30. Reason enough to pick this as my next read. Thanks for such an exhaustive review.

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