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The Mysterious Mr. Jacob

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The Mysterious Mr. Jacob
Title
The Mysterious Mr. Jacob
Statement of responsibility
John Zubrzycki
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most exciting narrative histories to come out of India.' William DalrympleIt was a scandal that rocked the highest echelons of the British Raj. In 1891, a notorious jeweller and curio dealer from Simla offered to sell the world's largest brilliant-cut diamond to the fabulously wealthy Nizam of Hyderabad. If the audacious deal succeeded it would set the merchant up for life. But the transaction went horribly wrong. The Nizam accused him of fraud, triggering a sensational trial in the Calcutta High Court that made headlines around the world.The dealer was Alexander Malcolm Jacob, a man of mysterious origins. After arriving penniless in Bombay in 1865, he became the most famous purveyor of precious stones in princely India, and a confidante of Viceroys and Maharajas. Jacob also excelled in the magical arts. He inspired all those who met him, including Rudyard Kipling who immortalised him as Lurgan Sahib, the 'healer of sick pearls', in his novel Kim.Now for the first time, John Zubrzycki, author of The Last Nizam, conveys the page-turning colour, romance and adventure of Jacob's astonishing life. Starting on the banks of the Tigris in modern-day Turkey where Jacob was born, Zubrzycki strips away the myths and legends. He follows Jacob's journey from the slums of Bombay, to the fabulous court of the Nizam of Hyderabad, from the hedonistic heights of Simla, the summer capital of the Raj, to the Calcutta High Court. This is a story of India, of strange twists and unexpected outcomes. Most importantly Zubrzycki enters into and truly captures the spirit of the mysterious Mr Jacob, one of the most enigmatic and charismatic figures of his time
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Zubrzycki, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mysterious Mr. Jacob
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e78d5112-587d-4e1b-b035-74e0488ad156
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780995359512
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mysterious Mr. Jacob
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e78d5112-587d-4e1b-b035-74e0488ad156
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780995359512
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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