Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Supporting your high street Find out how »
Victoria & Abdul (film tie-in) : The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, Paperback / softback Book

Victoria & Abdul (film tie-in) : The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

Description

Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Ali Fazal and Eddie Izzard, directed by Stephen Frears. 'A tale of Empire and intrigue brought vividly back to life' - VIKAS SWARUP, author of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRETall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

An assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, he suddenly found himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself.

Within a year, he was established as a powerful figure at court, becoming the queen's teacher, or Munshi.

Devastated by the death of John Brown, her Scottish gillie, the queen had at last found his replacement, but her intense and controversial relationship with the Munshi led to a near revolt in the royal household. Victoria & Abdul explores how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the Empire at a time when independence movements in the sub continent were growing in force.

Yet, at its heart, it is a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen - a relationship that survived the best attempts to destroy it.

Information

£9.99

£8.35

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by SHRABANI BASU   |  View all