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Giles Tillotson
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‘It is the first duty of kingship to be as the people wish to see me.’
This fictional account of events in the court of the princely state of Bhanupur, a hundred years ago, is a tale of intrigue, politics and image-building. What was going through the mind of Maharaja Amar Singh II in the key moments of his reign? How much did he rely on the advice of his clever prime minister Chatterjee, the wily Bengali? How did he solve sensitive issues like undertaking a voyage across the seas to attend the coronation ceremony of the British king, without polluting his caste? And what were his relations with the British—especially with Dr Constable and the architect Colonel Talbot, employed by his court? As the narrative moves towards its tragic conclusion, the characters’ innermost convictions are laid bare

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Mar/2012

ISBN: 9780143414285

Length : 184 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Return To Bhanupur

Giles Tillotson

‘It is the first duty of kingship to be as the people wish to see me.’
This fictional account of events in the court of the princely state of Bhanupur, a hundred years ago, is a tale of intrigue, politics and image-building. What was going through the mind of Maharaja Amar Singh II in the key moments of his reign? How much did he rely on the advice of his clever prime minister Chatterjee, the wily Bengali? How did he solve sensitive issues like undertaking a voyage across the seas to attend the coronation ceremony of the British king, without polluting his caste? And what were his relations with the British—especially with Dr Constable and the architect Colonel Talbot, employed by his court? As the narrative moves towards its tragic conclusion, the characters’ innermost convictions are laid bare

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Giles Tillotson

Giles Tillotson is well known as a writer and lecturer on Indian history and
architecture. He taught at the University of London from 1990 to 2004, since
when he has been living in Gurgaon, near Delhi. His earlier books include
Mughal India, Jaipur Nama and Taj Mahal, all published by Penguin. This
is his fi rst work of fi ction.

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