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Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant
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Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant
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  • ISBN: 9780750982580
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Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Eddie Izzard, directed by Stephen Frears

'A tale of Empire and intrigue brought vividly back to life' - VIKAS SWARUP, author of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

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. 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 explores how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the Empire 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.

Detalii
Autor BASU, Shabani
An apariţie 2017
Editura History Press
Nr pagini 336
Dimensiuni 20x13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: basu shabani