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FARZANA: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Begum Sumru Julia Keay

FARZANA: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Begum Sumru

Julia Keay

Published November 25th 2013
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Kindle Edition
328 pages
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Farzana: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Begum Sumru tells the rags-to-riches story of one of the most colourful characters in Indian history. In a life that spanned the chaotic years between the collapse of the Mughal Empire and the advent of theMoreFarzana: The Tempestuous Life and Times of Begum Sumru tells the rags-to-riches story of one of the most colourful characters in Indian history. In a life that spanned the chaotic years between the collapse of the Mughal Empire and the advent of the British Empire, this child of the streets beguiled her way to the command of a private army, becoming confidante of the emperor, and ruler of the most progressive principality in northern India. Her troops often held the balance of power. Her hospitality was the talk of the age. And, converting to Christianity, her piety found her corresponding with the Pope and building a church that may still be the largest basilica in the country.