Win a copy of Doctor Margaret in Delhi by Waheed Rabbani

Happy Friday, all! Today I am hosting Waheed Rabbani's Blog Tour & I have a chance for one of you to win a copy of his latest historical novel, Doctor Margaret in Delhi!

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Pub Date: May 5, 2015 | Historical Novels Publishing | Formats: eBook, Paperback | 308p

Series: The Azadi Trilogy
Genre: Historical Fiction

Doctor Margaret in Delhi is Book 2 of The Azadi Series and a sequel to, Book 1: Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest. This historical fiction novel continues with Margaret's journey from the time she and her Canadian husband participated in the 1854 Crimean War.

Doctor Margaret travels alone to India to be with her parents at the American Presbyterian Mission at Futtehgurh, and then on to her posting at a hospital in Delhi. There she has to not only overcome work pressures, but also deal with her intimidators and intrigues of the Mughals, at the Delhi Red Fort.

Margaret's tormenter since her childhood, Captain Albert, also joins a British regiment bound for service in India. The Russian, Captain Count Nicholai, whom Margaret had met in Crimea, also arrives in India under the guise of a French physician. The events leading up to the Indian Mutiny/Rebellion that breaks out in 1857 profoundly affect not only Margaret's life, but also of those who love her and others’ who wish her harm. Also, mixed-up in the bedlam is one of the Delhi King, Shah Zafar’s, Red Fort’s Guards sepoys, Sharif Khan Bhadur, the grandfather of Doctor Wallidad, an American doctor.

The Azadi Series covers the exciting events and turmoil that enflamed India from 1857 to 1947, and led to her independence. Those incidences engulf the characters of this story at that time, and then later their descendant's lives, again in the 1960s.

Praise for Doctor Margaret in Delhi

"An engaging continuation of a historically accurate, emotionally riveting trilogy." - Kirkus Reviews

"I have both traveled extensively in India, as well as have researched both past- and present-day India. I found this novel to be not only entertaining, but quite accurate in its portrayal of a highly complex and constantly evolving country. Margaret is an impressive heroine who must navigate this landscape, and deal with men who don't have her bests interests at heart. I would definitely recommend this well-written novel. I learned from it, and I enjoyed it." - 5-star Amazon review by Read More Books

"Excellent historical fictional setting, voice and tone. Not my normal reading diet, but your voice is compelling. Overall impression: it seems to be a novel one may settle into and relax for a delightful journey--(Spoiler alert) with a cobra and lots of new Indian vocabulary in store. Interesting bit about Robert Clive and the East India Company. Seems it's a story that should be told." - J.T.Bleu

03_Waheed RabbaniAbout the Author

Waheed Rabbani was born in India, close to Delhi, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels, at a very young age, in his father’s library. Most of the large number of volumes had been purchased by his father at ‘garage sales’ held, by departing British civil service officers, in the last days of the Raj.

Waheed attended St. Patrick’s High School in Karachi, Pakistan. He graduated from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, and received a Master’s degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. While an engineer by profession, Waheed’s other love is reading and writing English literature, which led him to obtain a Certificate in Creative Writing from McMaster University and start on his fiction writing journey.

Waheed and his wife, Alexandra, are now settled on the shores of Lake Ontario in the historic town of Grimsby. More information is available on his website.

You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, July 6
Spotlight at Genre Queen

Tuesday, July 7
Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, July 8
Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Thursday, July 9
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Friday, July 10
Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews

Wednesday, July 15
Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book

Thursday, July 16
Review at Just One More Chapter
Guest Post & Giveaway at Unshelfish

Friday, July 17
Interview at The Writing Desk

Sunday, July 19
Review at Carole's Ramblings

Tuesday, July 21
Review at Diana's Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 22
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Thursday, July 23
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Tuesday, July 28
Spotlight at Layered Pages

Friday, July 31
Tour Wrap Up & Giveaway at Passages to the Past


To enter to win a copy of Doctor Margaret in Delhi (eBook or Paperback, winner's choice), please leave a comment with your email address.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on August 11th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to residents in the US only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful feature and captivating historical which sounds unforgettable and memorable. This novel interests me greatly since India is a place that is intriguing and the characters are unforgettable and what a profound story. The author sounds fascinating, extremely well educated and lives in a beautiful area which I am familiar with since I lived in Ont. for years. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. I don't know much about the time after the Crimean War and think this middle book of the trilogy sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I am an ardent fan of historical fiction but stories set in the times of British Raj are especially close to my heart. I have grown up hearing stories of Indian Independence struggle as my grandfather was involved in 'Azadi' movement. It would be a pleasure have an opportunity to win this fantastic book.

  4. My humble thanks to All the wonderful commentators. Many thanks, also, to Amy for guiding my bog tour most efficiently. You are a terrific tour-guide, Amy!

  5. I am busy trying to track down a copy of the first book in this series. I love reading about this time period in India. Looking forward to delving into this series.

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  6. I love trilogies and I must admit this is not a time period I'm familiar with. Must find the first book. visalia126 at


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