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January 28, 2007


Amazing story - I thought I knew a fair bit of Indian history too, but had never heard this name before. Thanks for bringing this to light.


I am glad you enjoyed this little known story. I liked writing it because it was such a surprise. According to the review that I relied on, the book is very good.

Fascinating. Thanks for the post.

Great Post! Did you know about the Borbons of Bhopal?

Excellent post. May I suggest you read 'The Tigers Claw' by Shawna Singh Baldwin. It is a slightly fictionalised life of Noor Inayat Khan and is a magical book by every means.

Thanks a lot for the post. It is indeed surprising ! I would like to read more about her.

Add one more name to the chorus. Had never heard of her.

Thanks a ton

I heard about the book awhile back but have yet to read it. Hopefully, I will once I whittle down the huge pile of books I already have!

Thanks for the reminder.

Several Points on your enthusiastic and necessarily sketchy presentation of Noor-un-Nisa's short life.

Inayat Khan actually said to his children "if you accept the protection of the country you are living in, then you must defend her" leading to his son Vilayat enlisting in the RAF and then serving in the Royal Navy because of poor eyesight, and Noor, who was awarded not only the George Cross but the French Croix d' Guerre for her service.
She lasted 88 days in the field when the other operators life in the field averaged 22 days. A family that has given all, willingly for the furtherance of humanity.

Hazrat Inayat Khan's devotees support a milk project and school for the poor in New Delhi's Basti.

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