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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This book is less of a love story and more of how the East and West lived as one in the pre-Mutiny world, true to its name. There is a great deal of research done to unearth the stories and dots to be ... Read full review

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William Dalrymple's White Mughals is a brilliant piece of literature. For most parts I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. One of my friend's had recommended this book to me and I was more than ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations
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Dramatis Personae
xxv
Acknowledgements
xxxiii
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William Dalrymple is the author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, and From the Holy Mountain

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