Book Launch : In the City of Gold and Silver

City: Bangalore
Location: Fortune Select JP Cosmos
Date: Fri, 2013/01/25 – 6:30pm

This January at Fortune Select JP Cosmos, meet Kenizé Mourad, the author, whose life reads like a fascinating book, whose book ‘In the City of Gold and Silver’ celebrates the coming together of cultures and salutes Hazrat Mahal – a dazzling meteor in Indian history.

Born in Paris, Kenizé Mourad is the daughter of a Turkish princess and an Indian Raja. She has worked as a freelance for various newspapers. She worked for Le Nouvel Observateur, from 1970 to 1983, covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Her first novel De la part de la princesse morte(Robert Laffont, 1987) won the Prix Anaïs Ségalas by the Académie française and the Prix des lectrices by Elle and has been translated into 34 languages. Other popular books by her include a novel Le Jardin de Badalpour (Fayard, 1998), a book on the Israeli- Palestinian question Le parfum de notre terre: Voix de Palestine et d’Israël (Robert Laffont, 2003) and Dans la ville d’or et d’argent (Robert Laffont, 2010). In 2012, the French government named her “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”. Recently, she became the Patron of ‘L’Inde des Livres’, an annual book fair organized in Paris by ‘Les Comptoirs de l’Inde’.


Shinie Antony is the author of the short story collections, Barefoot and Pregnant and Séance on a Sunday Afternoon and winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Short Story Writing, Asia Region, 2002.

Alexandra Dourver, after her studies in French Literature and Cinema in the University of Paris III, worked in a publishing house. She is currently the Course Director at the Alliance Française de Bangalore