Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani BasuGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
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Other editions. Thank you to NetGalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for the opportunity to read this novel for an unbiased review.But there are multiple times in history when a very wealthy, male charmer and flatterer with his own ends in mind, Queen Victoria's devoted Hindustani instructor and adviser in Indian affairs from history. Click download and save it on your storage device. The British royal family tried to erase Abdul Kar. Error rating book.
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He served her during the final fourteen years of her reign, gaining her maternal affection over that time. Karim was born the son of a hospital assistant near Jhansi in British India. In , the year of Victoria's Golden Jubilee , Karim was one of two Indians selected to become servants to the Queen. Victoria came to like him a great deal and gave him the title of " Munshi " "clerk" or "teacher". Victoria appointed him to be her Indian Secretary, showered him with honours, and obtained a land grant for him in India.
She adopted him as her personal secretary. Both main characters were charismatic. But history and truth can't be erased, as Shrabani Basu pens this memoir with honesty and enough justice about the forgotten man who was Queen Victoria's best friend in her later years. And if it was a genuine meeting of the minds, beyond the fact that Victoria loved the whole notion of India and he was a willing teacher, Karim's father transferred from the Central India Horse to a civilian position at the Central Jail in Agra. After the w.
Stephen Halliday on a book that unveils a little-known friendship. Two themes emerge from this account of the relationship between Abdul Karim and Queen Victoria. The first is the strength, indeed obstinacy, of the queen and her complete freedom from racist sentiments. The other is the wimpishness of her courtiers. The handsome young Indian quickly became her confidante, replacing in that capacity John Brown, who had died four years earlier. Abdul cooked curry for Victoria, which quickly became a favourite dish, and taught her Hindustani, thereby gaining the title of Munshi or teacher.