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Author Hillsbery, Kief, author
Title Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India / Kief Hillsbery
Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
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 Rodman Main Adult  954.031 H655    AVAILABLE
Descript xxiv, 259 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Summary "Lost in time for generations, the story of a 19th-century English gentleman in British India--a family mystery of love found and loyalties abandoned, finally brought to light. In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten--the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family."--Dust flap
Contents An empire -- An education -- Margalla Pass -- A passage -- A griffin -- Ghazipur -- A safe and prudent distance -- A mosque -- An asiatic Rome -- Patna -- A folly -- A policeman -- A Christian soldier -- Gulzarbagh -- A conquest -- A peace -- Bankipore -- A war -- A giant -- A crossing -- Chandragiri -- A maharaja -- Kathmandu -- A prince -- A welcome -- A showcase -- Tipling -- A lark -- A mutiny -- Rosi Bagh -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- Lal Durbar -- Now is the waiting -- Stars of tears
Subject Halleck, Nigel
Hillsbery, Kief -- Family
Hillsbery, Kief -- Travel -- Asia
East India Company -- Officials and employees -- Biography
British -- India -- Biography
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Social conditions
India -- History -- 19th century
Uncles -- India -- Biography
Gay men -- India -- Biography
Biography
ISBN 9780547443317
0547443315

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