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Edge Of Empire
Edge Of Empire
 
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Author : Maya Jasanoff
Publisher : Knopf
ISBN# : 1-4000-4167-8
Pages : 404
Price :INR 1519
Offer Price:INR 1352
 
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A palladian mansion filled with western art in the centre of old culcutta, the Mughal emperor`s letters in an archive in the French Alps, the names of Italian adventurers scrached into the walls of Egyptian temples. In this imaginative book, Maya Jasanoff delves into the stories behind vestiges such as these to uncover the lives of people, collectors in india and Egypt, who lived on the frontiers of the British Empire during the pivotal century of its formation. From household names like Clive of india and Napoleon Bonaparte to little-nown figures such as the circus strongman Giambattista Belzoni or the Swiss mercenary Antoine Polier, Edge of empire traces the exploits of collectors to tell tell an intimate history of imperialism.
 
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