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Farzana: The Woman Who Saved an Empire

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  • Farzana: The Woman Who Saved an Empire 
    Title: Farzana: The Woman Who Saved an Empire
    Author: KEAY JULIA
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 30/08/2014
    Imprint: I B TAURIS
    Price: $54.95
    Publishing status: Active

    Amongst the riches of 19th century India, as the British fought their way across Mughal territory, an orphaned street-girl is brought to court to perform for the Emperor. That girl was Farzana, and she would become a courtesan, a leader of armies, a treasured defender of the last Mughal emperor and the head of one of the most legendary courts in history. In this beautifully written book, the author's last, Julia Keay weaves a story which spans the Indian continent and the end of a golden era in Indian history, the story of a nobody who became a teenage seductress and died one of the richest and most prominent woman of her age. Farzana rode into battle atop a stallion, though only 4 1/2 feet tall, and led an army which defended a sickly Mughal empire. She dabbled in witchcraft while gaining favour with the Pope, and died a favourite of the British Raj.

    ISBN: 9781784530556
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