A Man of the Enlightenment in Eighteenth-century India: The Letters of Claude Martin, 1766-1800

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Orient Blackswan, 2003 - Architects - 412 pages
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Among All The Colourful Figures Of Eighteenth Century India, Claude Martin (1735-1800) Stands Out As One Of The Most Extraodinary. To Read His Letters, Collected Here For The First Time, Is To Enter The Mind Of A Man Of The Enlightenment, French By Birth, But Who Served The British For Most Of His Adult Life.
  

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Contents

FROM MONGHYR TO LUCKNOW
18
THE NAJAFGARH ESTATE
50
A MAGNET FOR ARTISTS
95
LETTERS FROM NAJAFGARH
127
FRIENDS IN ENGLAND
169
WARS AND DISPUTES
186
THE BARREL ORGAN AND THE PUPPET THEATRE
206
THE SECOND ROHILLA WAR 1794
238
INDIGO
268
MRS ELIZABETH PLOWDEN
284
THE COLLECTOR
315
A NEW NAWAB
345
THE LAST YEARS
379
Bibliography
400
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