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Player in the Great Game Yet he died in obscurity carrying many of his secrets to his grave In this meticulously researched account of Jacob’s life John Zubrzycki reconstructs events through long lost letters court records and annotations on secret files bringing us a riveting study of a man whose obituary in a leading daily fittingly described him as the most ‘romantic and arresting figure in our time?. Very interesting read Gave glimpses into 19th century high society in British India The writer s meticulous research has resulted in this remarka

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The Mysterious Mr Jacob

D The dealer was Alexander Malcolm Jacob a man of mysterious origins and colourful infamy He was India’s most successful purveyor of precious stones and was rumoured to be ‘rich almost beyond the dreams of Aladdin’ Hailed as a celebrity in his own lifetime he was the inspiration for the shadowy Lurgan Sahib in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim A confidant of viceroys and maharajahs he dabbled in magic and was a. A diamond larger than the famous Kohinoor was discovered in South Africa smuggled to London and offered for sale What follows is an eventful jour

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The scandal that rocked the Raj when in 1891 a notorious curio dealer from Simla offered to sell the world’s largest brilliant cut diamond to the Nizam of Hyderabad If the audacious deal came through the merchant would have been set 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 worl. The book is about the person who created sensation in British Raj with a case against Nizam about the proceedings of selling diamond This books d


9 thoughts on “The Mysterious Mr Jacob

  1. says:

    John Zubrzycki an Australian journalist gained some fame when he wrote ‘The Last Nizam‘ a book about Mukarram Jah his rise and subseuent f

  2. says:

    Very well researched treatise on all things Raj gem trade and notoriety of the upper echelons of Indian society in the beginning of 20th century It would be interesting to count exactly how many Europeans were occult practitioners in that era My only peeve with this excellent biography is the way it ended 34th way into the book it seemed as if the writer wanted to hop skip and jump to the ending A rather tame and watered down anti climax

  3. says:

    The book is about the person who created sensation in British Raj with a case against Nizam about the proceeding

  4. says:

    In 1912 it was said that when the real story of Alexander Malcolm Jacob was written it would be invested with wonder and mystery than “even in our strangest dreams we never imagined it could possess”p247Well it took a hundred years but in this book John Zubrzycki has probably got as close to the “real” story as anyone else

  5. says:

    A diamond larger than the famous Kohinoor was discovered in South Africa smuggled to London and offered for sale What follows is an eventful journey that imparts a story a history to the gem – a history that is much sough

  6. says:

    I'm hovering between 3 and 4 stars This was an interesting look at one of the mysterious and flamboyant figures of the late 19th century Britis

  7. says:

    It's a very good read if one is interested in historical pieces of writing There are lot of references of History previous novels written by authors inspired by the protagonist Mr Jacob

  8. says:

    Only because I enjoy this kind of thing

  9. says:

    Very interesting read Gave glimpses into 19th century high society in British India The writer's meticulous research has resulted in this remarkable book

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