The Shampooing Surgeon and the Persian Prince: Two Indians in Early Nineteenth-century Britain

  title={The Shampooing Surgeon and the Persian Prince: Two Indians in Early Nineteenth-century Britain},
  author={Kate Teltscher},
  pages={409 - 423}
At an estate belonging to the Baker family in Cork, in the year 1799, there was an encounter between two Indians. Dean Mahomed had settled in Cork with his Anglo-Irish wife, and Abu Taleb Khan was a nobleman on a European tour. Both wrote travel narratives, the earliest accounts to be published by Indians in English. This paper explores the questions of cultural identity raised by these texts and by the careers of the two writers. To what extent do the authors adopt or subvert an orientalized… Expand
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