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Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar
Racism and Revenge in the British Raj
By M. J. Akbar
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Drawing upon the letters, memoirs, and journals of traders, travelers, bureaucrats, officers, and the occasional bishop, Doolally Sahib, and the Black Zamindar is a chronicle of racial relations between Indians and their last foreign invaders, sometimes infuriating and always compelling.

M.J. Akbar is a distinguished writer and Member of Parliament representing the BJP from Madhya Pradesh. During his long career in journalism, he launched, as editor, India's first weekly political news magazine, Sunday in 1976, and two daily newspapers, The Telegraph in 1982 and The Asian Age in 1994. He has also been editorial director of India Today and The Sunday Guardian. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed books, including India: The Siege Within; Nehru: The Making of India; Kashmir: Behind the Vale; The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity; Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan; and Blood Brothers, a novel. In addition, there have been four collections of his columns, reportage, and essays.