By Neel Mukherjee
Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and lately orphaned, unearths the opportunity to begin a brand new lifestyles while he arrives in England from Calcutta. yet to take action, he mustn't ever basically relive his complete previous but additionally make experience of his dating together with his mom - scarred, abusive and all-consuming. yet Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is seeking. as a substitute he strikes to London, the place he drops out of respectable lifestyles right into a shadowy hinterland of unlawful immigrants. even if, the tale that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness - a leave out Gilby who teaches English, song and Western manners to the spouse of a liberal zamindar - starts off to discover ghostly echoes in his existence together with his elderly landlady, Anne Cameron. yet then, one evening, within the badlands of King's move, Ritwik runs into the artful, unfathomable Zafar bin Hashm. As current and previous of a number of lives collide, Ritwik's personal is going into unfastened fall.
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584; 184-5, 691). After his death five years before that of Reza Khan his son succeeded to his post (TM> 474). L. Scrafton, Reflections on the Government of Indostan (or Reflections), 19. Seir, III, 101-2. 7 Seir, in, 13, fn. 9. F. Sykes report. BSC, 18 Apr. 1767. 9 10 TM, 474. Seir, ill, 148. Seir, ill, 70-1. 3 Haji Mustafa4 describes Reza Khan more kindly as a man of great sense, 'when he pleases', and a fine figure even at the age of seventy: ' . 6 Reza Khan entered the ruling family, by this marriage, linking his fate with their fortunes.
Add. MSS. 29096, f. 13. Scrafton to Hastings, 25 Aug. 1758. Add. MSS. 29132, f. 6. Not until 14 Dec. 1759 did the Calcutta Council officially appoint any Resident at Murshidabad. Until then both Scrafton and Hastings held the post unofficially and on private nomination by Clive and Watts. For first official appointment of Hastings in December 1759, Add. MSS. 29132, f. 101. In one case a loan of Rs. 50,000 rose in one year to Rs. 88,000 (see Scrafton to Hastings, 28 Nov. 1758. Add. MSS. 29132, f.
S. (1758-9) and was confirmed in 1166 (1759-60)3 had fallen foul of the English. 6 With the accession of Hastings's influence at Murshidabad upon the rise of Mir Qasim's power in government, the opportunity had arisen of removing Agha Nizam and of replacing him by Reza Khan. 7 Reza Khan's Chittagong appointment did not last long. 9 1 2 3 5 7 8 9 In October 17603 being asked by Vansittart to name the person whom he considered the most proper to head the administration, the Nawab named Mirza Daud first and then a few others including Mir Qasim (Hastings's note on the Transactions at Muradbagh.