White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India

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Description

The true story of a tragic and passionate love affair--and a testament to the Indian conquest of the British imagination. Conjuring all the sweep of a great nineteenthcentury 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.

Product Details

Price
$33.05  $30.41
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
April 01, 2004
Pages
459
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9780756957261

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About the Author

William Dalrymple is the award-winning author of the British best-sellers In Xanadu and The City of Djinns. He divides his time between London, Edinburgh, and Delhi.

Reviews

"The history of the British in India will never be the same after this book."