The Maharajah's Box
An Exotic Tale of Espionage, Intrigue, and Illicit Love in the Days of the Raj
By Christy Campbell
Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585672936, 474pp.
Publication Date: July 2002
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Author Christy Campbell sets out on an investigation that takes him across several continents and into the archives of many strange and dubious characters. He uses a wealth of documents-including nineteenth-century newspaper articles, personal letters written by such notable figures as Queen Victoria, the memoirs of British diplomats, ministers, and foreign secretaries, and the reports of British and Russian spies-to re-create in stunning detail the life of Duleep Singh and his attempt, in middle age, to reclaim his throne and overthrow British rule in India. The result is a fascinating and true tale of espionage, intrigue, and illicit love.