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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India
by William Dalrymple | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by LeighBCD on 3/3/2004
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by LeighBCD on Wednesday, March 03, 2004

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I bought this as part of a 3 for 2 deal at Books, etc. in Broadgate Circle.

William Dalrymple is a wonderful writer; his book about New Delhi, City of Djinns is superlative. I have wanted to read this book for a very long time, I am sure I will enjoy it.
 


Journal Entry 2 by LeighBCD on Tuesday, August 03, 2004

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I recently discovered that I am descended from a Colonel Pogson who was stationed with the East India Company in Hyderabad at the turn of the 19th century, exactly at the time that James Kirkpatrick (the principal subject of White Mughals) was the Resident there. Hence I have decided to move this book up the TBR pile - I really want to learn more about life in India at that time. Colonel Pogson does not appear in the index to this book so maybe he did not have a bibi of his own... but who knows? Anything is possible. 


Journal Entry 3 by LeighBCD on Monday, August 16, 2004

10 out of 10

A superlative book, as ever Dalyrmple is a master at evoking India. I really loved this, an investigation into the world of Europeans in India before Victorian values destroyed the precarious rapprochement between East and West.

I need to do more research now on Colonel Pogson!! 


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