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Record Number: 32330


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

This growing interest in Indian India was further whetted by Ruddy's reading of a new novel "Lalun the Bergun, or the Battle of Panipat: A legend of Hindoostan", published in Bombay earlier in 1884 by one Mirza Moorad Alee Beg 'Gaekwaree' a Native Bhavangar princely state. It was thought to be the first-ever novel written in English by Muslim ... Alee Beg was a fraud: no Indian but an English clergyman’s son who converted to Islam ... and then became a Theosophist after meeting Madame Blavatsky in Bombay. After her public exposure in 1882-3 ... he had to be confined" (comment: Alee Beg died insane)

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between Jan 1884 and 16 Sep 1884

Country:

India

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Lahore (now in Pakistan)

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Rudyard Kipling

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

30 Dec 1865

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Journalist/author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

India

Country of Experience:

India

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mirza Moorad ‘Gaekwaree’ Alee Beg

Title:

Lalun the Beragun or the Battle of Panipat: A legend of Hindoostan

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1884 - Bombay, India

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32330

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Allen

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1900

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

2008

Vol:

n/a

Page:

p172 of the 2010 edition

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Allen, Kipling Sahib: India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1900, (London, 2008), p. p172 of the 2010 edition, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32330, accessed: 24 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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