White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India

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Viking, 2002 - History - 459 pages
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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 Mogulsis 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 Mogulsis full of secrets, intrigue, espionage, and religious disputes and conjures all the resonance of a great nineteenth-century novel.

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I love William Dalrymple's writing style so much - Goodreads
The depth of scholarship is mind-boggling. - Goodreads
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This is not just a book on romance and its twists and turns. It is also a book which showcases the fusion between religions and cultures. It portrays, incredulously, that two opposite people, similar ... Read full review

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For general readers of modern Indian history the second half of 18th century is perhaps the least remembered or discussed. William Dalrymple in his 'White Mughals' digs into this period to excavate a ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
xiii
Dramatis Personae
xxv
Acknowledgements
xxxiii
Copyright

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William Dalrymple is the author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, and From the Holy Mountain

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