White Mughals: Love And Betrayal In Eighteenth-Century India

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India

From the early sixteenth century, it was common for British colonizers in India to embarrass the Crown by "turning Turk" or "going native." Few caused greater scandal than James Kirkpatrick, a British resident in the Court of Hyderabad, who converted to Islam and spied on the East India Company in the midst of an affair with Khair un-Nissa, the great-niece of the region's prime minister.

White Moguls is rich with many eccentric characters, from "Hindoo Stuart," who traveled with his own team of Brahmins, to Alexander Gardner, an American whose self-invented costume was showcased by a tartan turban with egret plumes. A remarkable love story set in an exotic and previously unexplored world, White Moguls is full of secrets, intrigue, espionage, and religious disputes and conjures all the resonance of a great nineteenth-century novel.

Specifications of White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India

GENERAL
AuthorWilliam Dalrymple
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1 Edition
ISBN-100670031844
ISBN-139780670031849
PublisherViking Adult
Number Of Pages512
Publication Date2003-03-31
DIMENSIONS
Height9.6 inch.
Length6.44 inch.
Width1.63 inch.
Weight1.98 pounds.

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