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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. Oh I loved this book I could hardly put it down I confess I know very little about the years before the Raj bef

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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. A grand slow moving procession through 18th century IndiaStately processions are a leit motif in William Dalrym

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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. Its only because of the name of Willam Dalrymple that i picked this one But by God what a book hats off to the On Tidy Endings 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 Flat World Navigation his own team of Brahmins to maintain A House of My Own Stories from My Life his temple of idols and who spent many years trying. Its only because of the name of Willam Dalrymple that i picked this one But by God what a book Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, hats off to the


10 thoughts on “White Mughals Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Finally I have finished reading this 500 page long historical romance I had tried to read it once but I admit that I abandon

  4. says:

    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 we know

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    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 and woven in the mysteries of the oriental EastThe book sheds a light on late eighteenth and ninete

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    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 t

  7. says:

    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 h

  8. says:

    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 William Dalrymp

  9. says:

    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 British from Indian were very clearly defined and adhered to but this was not the c

  10. says:

    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 o

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