Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes


To read Fanny Parkes is to go as close as one can to early colonial India, in all its violence and beauty.

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To read Fanny Parkes is to go as close as one can to early colonial India, in all its violence and beauty.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780907871880
  • Publisher: Sickle Moon Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I Departure from England 1
II Carnicobar 9
III Life in India 14
IV Residence in Calcutta 23
V Residence in Calcutta 28
VI Residence in Calcutta 34
VII Departure from the Presidency 37
VIII Life in the Mofussil 46
IX Residence at Allahabad 51
X Life in the Zenana 59
XI Residence at Prag 67
XII Sketches of Allahabad 72
XIII Removal to Cawnpore - Confessions of a Thug 75
XIV Residence at Cawnpore 81
XV The Thug's Dice - Execution of Eleven Thugs 89
XVI Residence at Cawnpore - The Dewali 94
XVII Scenes in Oude 103
XVIII Revelations of Life in the Zenana 112
XIX The Return to Allahabad - Execution of twenty-five Thugs 117
XX Scenes at Allahabad 126
XXI Life in the Zenana 132
XXII Adventures in the East 138
XXIII The Great Fair at Allahabad 143
XXIV The Nut Log 149
XXV The Cholera 154
XXVI The Muharram 160
XXVII White Ants and Cold Mornings for Hunting 165
XXVIII Pilgrimage to the Taj 169
XXIX Pilgrimage to the Taj 180
XXX The Taj Mahal 187
XXXI Pleasant Days at Agra 194
XXXII Revelations of Life in the Zenana 198
XXXIII Life in the Zenana and Chita Hunting 207
XXXIV Fatehpur Sikri and Colonel Gardner 215
XXXV The Marriage 224
XXXVI The Barat 236
XXXVII The Chaotree 243
XXXVIII The Mahratta Camp and Zenana 251
XXXIX The Nawab Hakim Mehndi and the City of Kannauj 258
XL The Mahratta Camp and Scenes in the Zenana 268
XLI The Mahrattas at Allahabad 274
XLII Tufans in the East 282
XLIII From Ghazipur to Ballia 289
XLIV Sketches in Bengal - The Sunderbands 291
XLV The Famine at Kannauj 300
XLVI Pleasant Days in Camp 306
XLVII Ruins of Delhi 311
XLVIII Ancient Delhi - The Zenana Ghar 317
XLIX Departure for the Hills - Landowr 325
L Picturesque Scenes in the Hills 331
LI Life in the Hills 336
LII Departure from the Hills 340
LIII Department from Allahabad 347
LIV Arrival in Calcutta - the Madagascar 350
LV Departure from St. Helena 358
The Farewell 362
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