James Kirkpatrick was the British representative at the court of the Nizam of yderabad when in 1798 he fell in love with a beautiful young Mughal princesss, converted to Islam and married her. This romantic and ultimately tragic tale of love across boundaries took place in a world almost entirely unexplored by history.
This book was the winner of the 2003 Wolfson History Prize.
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