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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India

Author:
William Dalrymple
Published Date:
2004
Format:
Paperback 512
Dimension:
9.3" x 6.3" x 0.9"
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
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Price:
US$ 45
Afs. 2925
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Dalrymple, author of the bestselling In Xanadu, now anchors himself in India around the turn of the 19th century to focus on James Kirkpatrick, an officer for the East India Company and the British Resident, representing the British government, in the Indian city-state of Hyderabad. Kirkpatrick, who converted to Islam and, after a celebrated and notorious romance, married Khair un-Nissa, the teenage great-niece of the region's prime minister, exemplifies the "White Mughals," British colonialists who "went native." One of the book's strengths is its stunningly detailed depiction of day-to-day life-gardens, food, sexual mores, modes of travel and architecture-and portraits of British governors-general, Indian politicians, their wives and families, and adventurers.

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