13 October, 2021

Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE

Join Lyn Innes at Hatchards this evening to discuss the life and times of the Nawab Nazim, the last Prince of Bengal with Professor Jon Cook

About this event

The Nawab Nazim was born into one of India’s most powerful royal families. Three times the size of Great Britain, his kingdom ranged from the soaring Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. However, in 1880, he was forced to abdicate by the British authorities, who saw him as a threat and permanently abolished his titles. The Nawab’s change in fortune marked the end of an era in India and left his secret English family abandoned.

As Lyn Innes discusses this evening, this is a story that shifts dramatically from glamorous receptions with Queen Victoria to a scandalous Muslim marriage with an English chambermaid; from Bengal tiger hunts to sheep farming in the harsh Australian outback.

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