Royals and Rebels: The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire (Hardback)Priya Atwal (author)
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Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'A brilliant book [that] is full of surprising stories ... Atwal has managed to craft a very fresh and page-turning history of the origins and demise of the Sikh Kingdom.' -- BBC History Magazine
'The book is a tour-de-force, as Atwal brings her careful reading of a wide range of historical material to reveal the contingencies of the past in all its complexity.' -- LSE Review of Books
'Priya Atwal's regal history combines academic finesse with lucid prose to examine the role women played in the Sukerchakia dynasty. ... Atwal brilliantly combines cultural analysis with an intricate dissection of Orientalist gender stereotypes.' -- The Wire
'An intricate masterpiece laden with gems as old as the empire itself, "Royals and Rebels" is a welcome and necessary addition to the South Asian history repertoire.' -- Brown Girl Magazine
'Smart, timely and fresh, from an exciting new voice in history writing.' -- Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces, and presenter of 'Royal History's Biggest Fibs'
'Priya Atwal's lyrical and authoritative retelling will ensure that this fascinating bit of history commands the attention it deserves.' -- Dan Snow, historian and broadcaster
'A wonderfully vivid appraisal of a fascinating period of Indian history. Atwal's work is serious and captivating. A welcome new voice, with much to teach us.' -- Anita Anand, broadcaster and author of 'The Patient Assassin', 'Sophia', and 'Koh-i-Noor'
'I wish all histories were written like this one. Priya Atwal blasts through centuries of Orientalist and misogynist history to shed brilliant new light on women in the high politics of empire. A thrilling, richly detailed and important book.' -- Hannah Jewell, pop culture host, The Washington Post, and author of '100 Nasty Women of History'
'Gripping! A dramatic tale of the Sikh Empire taking on the British, especially its forgotten but influential queens and princes. A new history that marvellously expands the horizons of our knowledge.' -- Shashi Tharoor, Indian MP and author of 'Inglorious Empire'
'A wonderfully engaging, intimate history of India's Sikh Empire, accompanied by previously unseen images of the Sikh court. We meet the extraordinary women and men who shaped its culture, and established their own remarkable relationships with Britain's royal family.' -- Rosalind O'Hanlon, Professor of Indian History and Culture, University of Oxford
'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and highly original study that will reign supreme over literature on the Sikh Kingdom. This ambitious and compelling book will inspire both scholars and general audiences even fifty years from now.' -- Pashaura Singh, Distinguished Professor and J.S. Saini Chair in Sikh Studies, University of California, Riverside
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