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Book Review: Sudipta Mitra’s ‘Pearl by the River: Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s Kingdom in Exile’

By Mosarrap H Khan
Mitra’s book depicts the pathos of a deposed king, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, who had to leave behind his beloved Lucknow and recreate his dream abode on the banks of the Hooghly in Calcutta (now, Kolkata).