Ansari releases study of 18th century British woman’s Turkish travels

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday released “Feminist and Orientalist Perspectives – A Study of Lady Mary Montagu’s Turkish Embassy Letters” written by Farha Hiba Parvez.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that the book, about the letters that Lady Montagu, wife of Edward Wortley Montagu who had been appointed Britain’s envoy to Ottoman Turkey in the 18th century, on her travels and observations is a serious work diligently done and will become an open area for many scholars, an official release said.

He said that the author deserves credit for carrying out the cross-cultural study and congratulated her for bringing out such a valuable book.

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