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

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New edition of a lost classic (first published 1929), now complete with an introduction by the acclaimed writer and historian, William Dalrymple.

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Description

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.

Additional information

Dimensions 153 × 234 mm
Page Count 400