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Engaging Scoundrels : True Tales of Old Lucknow

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

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ISBN 10: 0195649532 / ISBN 13: 9780195649536
Published by Oxford University, 2011
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"Old Lucknow was a place of pleasure, of beautiful gardens, extraordinary buildings, menageries maintained by the nawabs, music and dancing, exquisite food, fireworks and lavish parties, and a good share of rogues and villains. The wealthy nawabs were only part of the glittering scene that simultaneously enchanted and shocked visitors, not to mention the inhabitants. This book attempts to explore the more curious byways that lead off the main streets, to undiscovered corners of the city's past. Using records not used before and information provided by the descendants of those who lived in Nawabi Lucknow, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones examines Nawabi entertainments, the true story of the notorious Barber of Lucknow', the sad history of the European graveyards, and the adventures of Indian men and women in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. Bookseller Inventory # 1000083511

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Title: Engaging Scoundrels : True Tales of Old ...

Publisher: Oxford University

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the northern Indian city of Lucknow was famous for its beautiful gardens, extraordinary buildings, menageries, music and dancing, exquisite food, and lavish parties. The wealthy nawabs were only part of a glittering scene that enchanted and shocked both visitors and inhabitants. Here, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones examines some of the more curious byways of this city's past, including the true story of the notorious 'Barber of Lucknow' and the sad history of the European graveyards. Filled with stories and featuring many recently rediscovered illustrations, the book will appeal to general readers and historians of the period.

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Rosie Llewellyn-Jones is at South Bank University, London.

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