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The Resource Farzana : the woman who saved an empire, Julia Keay ; with a foreword by William Dalrymple

Farzana : the woman who saved an empire, Julia Keay ; with a foreword by William Dalrymple

Label
Farzana : the woman who saved an empire
Title
Farzana
Title remainder
the woman who saved an empire
Statement of responsibility
Julia Keay ; with a foreword by William Dalrymple
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Amongst the riches of 19th century India, as the British fought their way across Mughal territory, an orphaned street-girl is brought to court to perform for the Emperor. That girl was Farzana, and she would become a courtesan, a leader of armies, a treasured defender of the last Mughal emperor and the head of one of the most legendary courts in history. In this book, Julia Keay weaves a story which spans the Indian continent and the end of a golden era in Indian history, the story of a nobody who became a teenage seductress and died one of the richest and most prominent woman of her age. Farzana rode into battle atop a stallion, though only 4 1/2 feet tall, and led an army which defended a sickly Mughal empire. She dabbled in witchcraft while gaining favour with the Pope, and died a favourite of the British Raj
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keay, Julia
Dewey number
  • 954'.031'092
  • 954.031092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samru Begam
  • Sardhana (India)
  • Sardhana (India)
  • India
  • India
  • History
Label
Farzana : the woman who saved an empire, Julia Keay ; with a foreword by William Dalrymple
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784530556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781784530556
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Farzana : the woman who saved an empire, Julia Keay ; with a foreword by William Dalrymple
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784530556
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781784530556
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Maida Vale LibraryBorrow it
      Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2QT, GB
      51.5243737 -0.1905401
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