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Victoria And Abdul: The True Story Of The Queens' Closest Confidant - Shrabani Basu
Victoria And Abdul: The True Story Of The Queens' Closest Confidant
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The tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at 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... show more
The tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at 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 gillie, 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. "Victoria & Abdul" examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the Empire, and his influence over the queen at a time when independence movements in the sub-continent were growing in force. Yet, at its heart, it is a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen, a relationship that survived the best attempts to destroy it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780752453644 (0752453645)
Publisher: History Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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2.0 Will still see the movie.
After seeing the rather cringey movie previews I couldn't help but be intrigued by seeing Judi Dench return as Queen Victoria. Was this a redo of her 'Mrs. Brown' or something? Nope. Turns out this is the story of a young man named Abdul Karim who went on to rise in Queen Victoria's court to becom...
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