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The Fragrance of Forgotten Years

Bilkees I Latif (Author)
Synopsis Memoirs of the authoress about her mother Alys Hydari, 1908-1974.
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Bilkees I Latif

Bilkees I. Latif, daughter of the late Nawab ali Yavar Jung, belongs to a family that has long been known in Hyderabad for the excellence of its table and cuisine. Her French mother, Alys Iffrig’s family owned hotels in Paris and Mulhouse in France and from a very young age, Bilkees became interested in the art of gourmet cooking. She did a year’s study of Hyderabadi cuisine as well as a year of Western cuisine and successfully passed the Good Housekeeping exams. She later specialized in fine art, miniature painting and design in the US. Bilkees Latif is deeply involved in the work of several committees and organizations that do active social service. She is the Founder President of the society for Human and Environmental Development and a trustee of the Indian Council of Child Welfare, among others. She has also served as the Chairperson fo the Andhra Pradesh Central Social Welfare Board. In the course of her work she has traveled extensively in Andhra and the rest of the country. Mrs. Latif is also the recipient of several prestigious awards including the National Unity Award in 1991. Bilkees I. Latif lives inHyderabad with her husband Air Chief Marshal I.H. Latif.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Fragrance of Forgotten Years
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.12.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 9788129115454
length x+247p., 16 Plates; 24cm.
Subjects History