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Who created it? Hillsbery, Kief, author.
What's it called? Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India / Kief Hillsbery.
Who published it? Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  954.031092 Hil  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xxiv, 259 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-259).
What's it about? "Lost in time for generations, the story of a 19th-century English gentleman in British India--a family mystery of love found and loyalties abandoned, finally brought to light. In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten--the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family. Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked on his own expedition, spending decades researching and traveling through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the footsteps of his long-lost relation. In uncovering the remarkable story of Nigel's life, Hillsbery beautifully renders a moment in time when the arms of the British Empire extended around the world. Both a powerful history and a personal journey, Empire Made weaves together a clash of civilizations, the quest to discover one's own identity, and the moving tale of one man against an empire."--Jacket.
What's in it? An empire -- An education -- Margalla Pass -- A passage -- A griffin -- Ghazipur -- A safe and prudent distance -- A mosque -- An asiatic Rome -- Patna -- A folly -- A policeman -- A Christian soldier -- Gulzarbagh -- A conquest -- A peace -- Bankipore -- A war -- A giant -- A crossing -- Chandragiri -- A maharaja -- Kathmandu -- A prince -- A welcome -- A showcase -- Tipling -- A lark -- A mutiny -- Rosi Bagh -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa -- Lal Durbar -- Now is the waiting -- Stars of tears.
Helpful subjects! Halleck, Nigel.
East India Company -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Hillsbery, Kief -- Family.
Hillsbery, Kief -- Travel -- Asia.
British -- India -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Social conditions.
India -- History -- 19th century.
Uncles -- India -- Biography.
Gay men -- India -- Biography.
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
TRAVEL / Asia / India.
It's a special thing! Biographies.
Special numbers! 9780547443317 (hardcover)
0547443315 (hardcover)
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