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Read & download White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India William Dalrymple ✓ 9 Free read Download µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ William Dalrymple White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural religious and political boundaries of its timeJames Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Kahir un Nissa 'Most excellent among Women' the great niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister and a descendant of the Prophet Kirkpatrick had gone out to India as an ambitious soldier in the army of the East India Company eager to make his name in the conuest and subjection of the subcontinent Instead he fell in love with Khair and overcame many obstacles to marry her not least of which was the fact that she was locked away in purdah and engaged to a local nobleman Eventually w. White Mughals is the story of a romance but really it is the story of a moment in time when England and India explored each others worlds and cultures with great delight and mutual admiration And sadly it is also the story of how everything changed in less than a generation This is the sort of book that demolishes all of your old notions of how it happened I read into the wee hours of the night and as I finished the book this morning I instantly went back to the beginning to work my way through the copious and fascinating footnotesAnyone with a serious interest in the history of the Indian subcontinent or the British empire or colonial history in general should read this bookI was struck by how much damage one man the Maruess of Wellesley governor general of India and brother of the Duke of Wellington managed to do What a different course history might have taken had men like General William Palmer or William Kirkpatrick held the highest post But alas Wellesley was merely in the vanguard of a new generation whose interest lay not in exploration and trade but rather in establishing Britain as the dominant world power at the center of a vast empire

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Read & download White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India William Dalrymple ✓ 9 Free read Download µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ William Dalrymple Hile remaining Resident Kirkpatrick converted to Islam and according to Indian sources even became a double agent working for the Hyderabadis against the East India CompanyIt is a remarkable story involving secret assignations court intrigue harem politics religious and family disputes But such things were not unknown; from the early sixteenth century when the Inuisition banned the Portuguese in Goa from wearing the dhoti to the eve of the Indian mutiny the 'white Mughals' who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassments to successive colonial administrations William Dalrymple unearths such colourful figures as 'Hindoo Stuart' who travelled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his temple of idols and who spent many years trying. Description Conjuring all the sweep of a great nineteenth century novel acclaimed author William Dalrymple unearths the fascinating story of the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad James Kirkpatrick who in 1798 fell in love with the great niece of the Hyderabadi prime minister To marry her Kirkpatrick converted to Islam and even became a double agent working against the East India Company Shedding light on the many eccentric Westerners during this period who turned Turk adopting Indian customs dress and religions Darymple brings to life a compelling and largely unwritten story of Britain s rule over India Opening On 7 November 1801 under conditions of the greatest secrecy two figures were discreetly admitted to the gardens of Government House in Madras501 pages withdrawn from Hampshire County Libraries Maps and photos galore of wrist breaking proportions5 City of Djinns A Year in Delhi4 Nine Lives5 In Xanadu A uest6 From the Holy Mountain A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East5 The Age of Kali Indian Travels Encounters5 Return of a King The Battle for Afghanistan35 White Mughals Love And Betrayal In Eighteenth Century IndiaNONFIC NOVEMBER 2015


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  • Paperback
  • 580
  • White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India
  • William Dalrymple
  • English
  • 06 December 2020
  • 9780142004128