In this delightful portrait of a unique character, the quixotic Duleep Singh, a deposed Punjabi maharajah, converted to Christianity and moved to England, where he became a favorite of Queen Victoria. But, his extravagance and the parsimony of the India Office eventually led him to declare a holy war to recover his homeland from the British Empire. The account is based on the archives at Windsor and the India Office Library.
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Michael Alexander was educated at Stowe, Sandhurst and Colditz. He has travelled extensively and adventurously in Asia and the Americas, locating 12C Firuzkoh in central Afghanistan and describing the lost minaret of Jham. He was the first to circumnavigate the north of Scotland in a 4 metre rigid inflatable, and has travelled to the source of the Ganges and through the Great Himalayan Gorge in a small hovercraft. He visited Fraser Island while preparing (with Michael Luke) a film on the subject of this book. He has written a screenplay for Vladimir Nabokov's Ada which he is also producing. He is interested in natural history and was a director of Wildlife Magazine and founder of the Woburn Safari Service. The author of a number of highly acclaimed historical studies, he lives in London. Sushila Anand is a writer living in London.
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Description du livre Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 297776568