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Begums, Thugs and White Mughals
Lesley Blanch, Journey into the Mind's Eye
Fanny Parkes, Begums, Thugs and White Mughals
  • ISBN: 978-0907871-88-0
  • Pages: 400
  • Producer: Eland Books
  • Binding: Sewn paperback
  • Edited by: William Dalrymple

Begums, Thugs and White Mughals

Fanny Parkes

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‘Fanny Parkes lived in India between 1822 and 1846. She was the ideal travel writer – courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent . . .

Her journals trace her transformation from a prim memsahib to an eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, critical of British rule and passionate in her appreciation of Indian culture. Fanny is fascinated by the trial of thugs, the adorning of Hindu brides and swears by the efficacy of opium on headaches. To read her journals is to get as close as one can to a true picture of early colonial India – the sacred and the profane, the violent and the beautiful, the straight-laced sahibs and the ‘White Mughals’ who fell in love with India, married Indian wives and built bridges between the two cultures.’ – Eland Books

‘Her beautiful descriptive journals provide a remarkable insight into this crossroads in Anglo-Indian history.’ Sunday Telegraph

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