Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa
Umrao Jan Ada
Translated from Urdu by Khushwant Singh
Umrao Jan Ada is one of the most enigmatic and forgotten female figures in Indian Literature. The question of her existence, her beauty, her scholarly abilities and her poetic gift remains a mystery even today. The book is an account of Umrao's life as a Lucknawi courtesan, a nauthc-girl, delivered in the first person by Umrao herself.