FIRANGI: European Adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849)
Charles Grey and H L O Garrett
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: KASHI HOUSE
Due to be published: 17th Jun '21
Pre-order - This paperback / softback title is not yet published, due 17th Jun '21
New edition of a lost classic (first published 1929), now complete with an introduction by the acclaimed writer and historian, William Dalrymple.
Around 200 years ago in Lahore, deserters across Europe intermingled with sophisticated ex-Napoleonic officers for the chance to fight for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who sought to create Asia’s most powerful army in anticipation of a clash with the British Empire. Conspicuous among them were a Scots-American soldier-of-fortune who single-handedly defended Lahore by blowing up 300 furious fanatics, a Neapolitan general whose blood-lust for extreme forms of punitive justice inspired fear in Sikhs and Afghans alike, and the son of an Irish sailor who had ruled a small Indian principality as the Raja of Tipperary.
|Dimensions||153 × 234 mm|