1914 Old Book – Strangers Within The Gates
Title – Strangers Within The Gates
Author – Gabrielle Festing
Publishers – William Blackwood And Sons, Edinburgh And London
Year – 1914
This book 1914 Old Book – Strangers Within The Gates is about the establishment of an empire in India. After the publication of ‘When Kings Rode To Delhi‘ the author was asked to write a sequel. Giving the story of the struggles for supremacy in India which followed the break-up of the Mughal Empire. The book gives an account of the struggles between the French and English. And about Dupleix and Robert Clive.
About the Mysore Kingdom, Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. The might of the Marathas and the wars they fought. Maharaja Ranjit Singh the lion of Punjab. Regarding the great diamond that came into the possession of Shah Jahan, who placed it on the peacock throne. Not to forget that Shah Jahan was the creator of the Taj Mahal. The Afghanistan campaigns, the Anglo-Burmese Wars, and so on. In short its all about establishing each and every foreign power’s supremacy in the Indian sub-continent. Click on the photo for better view.