Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest: Book I of the Azadi Series

By Waheed Rabbani

Historical fiction, Action & adventure, Romance | Paperback, eBook, Audiobook


Doctor Margaret’s Sea-chest is Book I of a trilogy of historical fiction, set during India’s struggle for freedom from the Raj. In 1965, a century old sea chest is discovered in a hospital in Delhi. An American doctor, Sharif, is entrusted with the task of locating and returning the trunk to the owner’s relatives. Sharif tracks down Doctor Margaret’s descendants in Canada. Her diaries and other artifacts are found in the coffer. Margaret, born in New Jersey, becomes, in 1850, one of the first American women doctors. She travels with her husband to serve in the Crimean war. There they face hardships of battles, and also endure other conflicts. From events leading to and after the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, Margaret meets a Russian officer. The surprise ending of Book I leaves Margaret in a quandary, on whether to seek vengeance or continue on her journey to India.


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Doctor Margaret’s Sea-chest is Book I of a trilogy of historical fiction, set during India’s struggle for freedom from the Raj. In 1965, a century old sea chest is discovered in a hospital in Delhi. An American doctor, Sharif, is entrusted with the task of locating and returning the trunk to the owner’s relatives. Sharif tracks down Doctor Margaret’s descendants in Canada. Her diaries and other artifacts are found in the coffer. Margaret, born in New Jersey, becomes, in 1850, one of the first American women doctors. She travels with her husband to serve in the Crimean war. There they face hardships of battles, and also endure other conflicts. From events leading to and after the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, Margaret meets a Russian officer. The surprise ending of Book I ...


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Waheed Rabbani was born in India, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels, at a very young age, in his father’s library. The collection had been purchased 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. Waheed’s other love is reading and writing English literature. He obtained a Certificate in Creative Writing from McMaster University and started on his fiction writing journey.


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Waheed Rabbani was born in India, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels, at a very young age, in his father’s library. The collection had been purchased 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, Engl...


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