By Grey, C.By Garrett, H. L. O.Introduction by Dalrymple, William
DESCRIPTION: Around 200 years ago in Lahore, deserters across Europe intermingled with sophisticated ex-Napoleonic officers for the chance to fight for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who sought to create Asia's most powerful army in anticipation of a clash with the British Empire. Conspi...cuous among them were a Scots-American soldier-of-fortune who single-handedly defended Lahore by blowing up 300 furious fanatics, a Neapolitan general whose blood-lust for extreme forms of punitive justice inspired fear in Sikhs and Afghans alike, and the son of an Irish sailor who had ruled a small Indian principality as the Raja of Tipperary.Read more
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After retiring from the North-Western Railway in 1918, CHARLES GREY retired to Lahore where he became an amateur scholar of early European interactions with Asia. HLO GARRETT was an eminent professor of history and a principal of Government College, Lahore. He was Keeper of the Records of the Punjab Government and also the first Director of the Punjab Archives (1923-36). WILLIAM DALRYMPLE is the bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, White Mughals and Koh-i-Noor. He is a founder of the Jaipur Literature Festival, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, the Guardian, the TLS, and the New York Review of Books, and the India correspondent of the New Statesman.
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