Victoria & Abdul
Product Code: 17296
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Now a major feature film starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul originally published in 2010, tells the true story of how a young Indian servant came to play a central role at the heart of the empire, and reveals a tender relationship between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen.
Tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait 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 ghillie, 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.
- 229 pages
- Published in 2010
- Now a major feature film starring Dame Judi Dench
Size: Approx. 122 mm (w) x 196 mm (h)
Author: Shrabani Basu
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