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An appeal to the ladies of Hyderabad : scandal in the Raj

Author: Benjamin B Cohen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Benjamin Cohen tells the dramatic story of Mehdi Hasan and Ellen Donnelly, whose marriage convulsed high society in nineteenth-century India and whose notorious trial reverberated throughout the British Empire, setting the benchmark for Victorian scandals. In the struggle of one couple, he exposes the fault lines that would soon tear a world apart.--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Fathah Nawaz Jang; Ellen Gertrude Donnelly; Fathah Nawaz Jang
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin B Cohen
ISBN: 9780674987654 0674987659
OCLC Number: 1059263697
Description: xv, 347 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: New beginnings in Hyderabad --
A grand tour to the heart of empire --
The pinnacle of power --
The scandal unleashed --
The prosecution charge --
I have seen this lady before --
Star witnesses and a verdict --
Pink and yellow accusations --
Turned adrift.
Responsibility: Benjamin B. Cohen.

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A charming, captivating book. Cohen has a marvelous feel for the doomed couple at the heart of a now-forgotten scandal. The princely state of Hyderabad comes vividly to life within the world of Read more...

 
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