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              FIRANGI: European Adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849)

              FIRANGI: European Adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grey, C.; Garrett, H. L. O.; Introduction by Dalrymple, William

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              New edition of a lost classic (first published 1929), now complete with an introduction by the acclaimed writer and historian, William Dalrymple

              ISBN 9781911271109
              Released AU 21 Feb 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              European Adventurers of Northern India 1785 to 1849
                

              European Adventurers of Northern India 1785 to 1849 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grey, C.

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              This is a record of the adventurers, buccaneers, buffoons and entrepeneurs who cut a swathe through the heart of the Raj, before and during the golden age of British-ruled India. Some are soldiers - like General Jean-Baptiste Ventura - others merchants, doctors like Martin Honigb...erger and Josiah Halan, antiquarians like Charles Masson, and native Indian rulers like the great Sikh Ranjit Singh. Some seventy names throng the pages of this enthralling - and sometimes frankly eccentric - book. But not all the adventurers represented here are heroes; one, Col. Alexander Gardiner, is exposed by the authors as a complete cad - who posed as a 'very perfect gentle knight' but who, as an exhaustive study of the records showed, was in reality a 'Prize liar who passed off other men's adventures as his own' and was not above 'Undertaking unsavoury duties with which other men entirely refused to have anything to do'. A gamey read, full of the richness of India.
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              ISBN 9781847349842
              Released AU 8 Jul 2009
              Publisher Naval & Military Press Ltd
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