Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest by Waheed Rabbani
(The Azadi Trilogy)

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"Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest" is Book I of a trilogy covering India's struggle for freedom from the British Raj.


American Doctor Margaret's sea chest is discovered in a hospital in Delhi. The coffer contains her diaries and other artefacts.

Margaret, despite facing tremendous obstacles, is one of the first American women doctors to graduate in 1850. She marries her Canadian cousin. They travel to serve in the 1854 Crimean war. There they have to not only face hardships of battles, but also endure other conflicts.

The surprise ending of Book I, leaves Margaret in a quandary on whether to seek revenge or to continue on with her journey to India.

About Waheed Rabbani

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Published April 25, 2010 by YouWriteOn. 433 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Non-fiction

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Walli’s subsequent adventures in returning the chest provides a historical look at the Cold War era and the unraveling of Margaret’s story though her journals and family history provides an intriguing look at life in 1800s, particularly the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny and the place of women in that period.

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