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    read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple A grand slow moving procession through 18th century IndiaStately processions are a leit motif in William Dalrymple's epic account of a doomed love affair between James Kirkpatrick a British East India Company resident and Khair un Nissa great niece of Hyderabad’s chief minister Midway through the book for example he uote

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    read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple William Dalrymple µ 6 review read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India White Mughals is the story of a romance but really it is the story of a moment in time when England and India exp

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    read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple William Dalrymple µ 6 review read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India Finally I have finished reading this 500 page long historical romance I had tried to read it once but I admit that I abandoned it midway because I was apprehensive that I will ever finish reading the book But the book haunted me enough to make me pick it up again and I gave it another shot So here is my review of the book1 As always my recommendation is that ONLY if you are a history buff pick it up It is a detailed documentati

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple I have a lot of admiration for this author’s Nine Lives and The Anarchy is highly informative But this book is supposedly a love story which isn't actually all that well documented and for which the author puts on heavily rose tinted glasses to ignore the fact that the participants were aged 35 and 13 and that

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple Its only because of the name of Willam Dalrymple that i picked this one But by God what a book hats off to the writer It builds on interestingly and like one of those Sydney Sheldon novels you just don't want to put it back Always intriguing

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple 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 K

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    William Dalrymple µ 6 review EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple The White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India by William Dalrymple is a tour de force of historical writing Packed with the results of an unbelievably enormous amount of research and detective work it is highly de

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    read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple Without having any specific interest in India I seem to have read uite a few books about India over the last couple of years and Will

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    William Dalrymple µ 6 review EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple Oh I loved this book I could hardly put it down I confess I know very little about the years before the Raj before the British Crown took over India from the East India Company so this book came as a delightful entrancing revelation During the years of the British Raj the lines social political religious caste and class dividing Br

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    read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple EBOOK DOWNLOAD [White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India] AUTHOR William Dalrymple Just arrived from Australia through BMThis is the story of James Achilles Kirkpatrick and Khair un Nissa who converted to Islam and married her despite the opposition from both cultural sidesEven being the British representative at the court of Nizam of Hyderabad he also became a double agent working for the Nizam against the East I

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read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India William Dalrymple µ 6 review read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ 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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read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India William Dalrymple µ 6 review read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ William Dalrymple To persuade the memsahibs of Calcutta to adopt the sari; and Sir David Ochterlony Kirkpatrick's counterpart in Delhi who took all thirteen of his wives out for evening promenades each on the back of their own elephantIn White Mughals William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history and places at its centre a compelling tale of love seduction and betrayal It possesses all the sweep and resonance of a great nineteenth century novel set against a background of shifting alliances and the manoeuvring of the great powers the mercantile ambitions of the British and the imperial dreams of Napoleon White Mughals the product of five years' writing and research triumphantly confirms Dalrymple's reputation as one of the finest writers at work today. The White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India by William Dalrymple is a tour de force of historical writing Packed with the results of an unbelievably enormous amount of research and detective work it is highly detailed yet it flows like a good novel It gave me great pleasure reading itUntil the first decade of the 19th century Europeans living in India had no difficulties with cohabiting and having sexual relations with the local Indians whom they encountered Many of them often abandoned their European habits and adopted the oriental lifestyle of the people with whom they were living This interracial mixing and cultural interchange is the subject of Dalrymple s masterpieceThe author centres his study on the life and loves of James Kirkpatrick 1764 1805 who became the British Resident at the Nizam s court in Hyderabad Having already had one child by the mysterious Dark Girl Kirkpatrick was clearly attracted to the Indian female One of these females of aristocratic descent became attracted to the young Resident Kirkpatrick reciprocated Khair un Nissa s amorous interest in him and by 1801 not only had they married but also he had become a Muslim They had a son and a daughter Kirkpatrick s marriage to an Indian and his going native was not an isolated incident Many of his peers in the East India Company started multi racial families as well as adopting wholly or partially the Indian ways of life At first this was not much frowned upon by the Company officials in their headuarters in Calcutta but with the arrival of Richard Wellesley in Calcutta as Governor General at the very end of the 18th century things began to change He was concerned that Kirkpatrick s amorous liaison with someone so closely connected to the Nizam s court in Hyderabad might damage the Resident s loyalty to the Company especially at a time when the Company was struggling to gain control of the Deccan the part of southern India in which Hyderabad is locatedJames Kirkpatrick s life ended soon after his happy marriage to Khair un Nissa began He lived long enough to oversee the construction of his magnificent Palladian Residency in Hyderabad and its zenana in which his Moslem wife could live separated from men as her religion dictatedDalrymple traces the tragic life of Kirkpatrick s widow who lived in exile in a coastal port on the east coast of India with her mother but bereft of her two children They had been sent to England to live with Kirkpatrick s father and later his brother Their fate during a period when the British began to develop their prejudice against their Indian subjects is also described in the book This review only touches a tiny part of the tip of the iceberg There is so much to this encyclopaedic book that only by reading it can one truly appreciate its greatness Some have criticised the excessive use of footnotes claiming that they distract the reader from the flow of the book Far from it not only is each and every footnote fascinating on its own but also they enhance what is already an excellent account of the history of the relationships between two dramatically contrasting cultures See for pictures of this wonderful buildingPS I can fully understand Kirkpatrick s attraction to Indian women having married one myself

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read White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India William Dalrymple µ 6 review read & download È PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB µ 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. Finally I have finished reading this 500 page long historical romance I had tried to read it once but I admit that I abandoned it midway because I was apprehensive that I will ever finish reading the book But the book haunted me enough to make me pick it up again and I gave it another shot So here is my review of the book1 As always my recommendation is that ONLY if you are a history buff pick it up It is a detailed documentation of Mughal Hyderabadi and English era and you don t want to be embroiled in a story that takes you deep recesses of unchartered territories of history especially if you are not fond of it2 You need some patience and focus to read this one Unlike Dalrymple s The Last Mughal this book weaves in and out of the principal story Because it is not just a romantic novel it is a factual repository of historical events of the 1800s You can t blame the author for not spicing it up Because there is no physical evidences that vocalize the turbulence of the times However Dalrymple has done enough justice to piece together scraps of information from various parts of the world to make it a veritable story3 The book reveals the other side of English connection with India We Indians have been brought up with the staple diet of poker faced Britishers who spoke Hindi as if they were abusing someone I had always felt that something was amiss It is nice to know that India impacted the British in unimaginable ways and the cross pollination of cultures did happen As Dalrymple puts it India has always had a strange way with her conuerors In defeat she beckons them in then slowly reduces assimilates and transforms them4 There were some sections that tested my tenacity I must say that the book left me enriched and educated because I no longer feel that history is what you read in textbooks History is what you perceive based on your own intelligence I never take history at face value again To me this book opened doors to a forgotten era and shattered existing myths Once again Dalrymple you enchanted me

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