Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queens' Closest Confidant (BOK)

Shrabani Basu

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The tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, he suddenly found himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself. Within a year, he was established as a powerful figure at court, becoming the queen's teacher, or Munshi, and instructing her in Urdu and Indian affairs. Devastated by the death of John Brown, her Scottish gillie, the queen had at last found his replacement. But her intense and controversial relationship with the Munshi led to a near-revolt in the royal household. "Victoria & Abdul" examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the Empire, and his influence over the queen at a time when independence movements in the sub-continent were growing in force. Yet, at its heart, it is a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen, a relationship that survived the best attempts to destroy it.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Shrabani Basu
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752453644
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 24,1cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 569 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900