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Empire made: My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India

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Lost in time for generations, the story of a 19th-century English gentleman in British India—a family mystery of love found and loyalties abandoned, finally brought to light In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten—the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family. Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked on his own expedition, spending decades researching and traveling through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the footsteps of his long-lost relation. In uncovering the remarkable story of Nigel's life, Hillsbery beautifully renders a moment in time when the arms of the British Empire extended around the world. Both a powerful history and a personal journey, Empire Made weaves together a clash of civilizations, the quest to discover one's own identity, and the moving tale of one man against an empire.

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Lost in time for generations, the story of a 19th-century English gentleman in British India—a family mystery of love found and loyalties abandoned, finally brought to light
In 1841, twenty-year-old Nigel Halleck set out for Calcutta as a clerk in the East India Company. He went on to serve in the colonial administration for eight years before abruptly leaving the company under a cloud and disappearing in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again. While most traces of his life were destroyed in the bombing of his hometown during World War II, Nigel was never quite forgotten—the myth of the man who headed East would reverberate through generations of his family.
Kief Hillsbery, Nigel's nephew many times removed, embarked on his own expedition, spending decades researching and traveling through India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal in the footsteps of his long-lost relation. In uncovering the remarkable story of Nigel's life, Hillsbery beautifully renders a moment in time when the arms of the British Empire extended around the world. Both a powerful history and a personal journey, Empire Made weaves together a clash of civilizations, the quest to discover one's own identity, and the moving tale of one man against an empire.

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subject_facetBritish -- India -- Biography
East India Company
East India Company -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Electronic books
Gay men
Gay men -- India -- Biography
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia -- Social conditions
Halleck, Nigel
Hillsbery, Kief -- Family
Hillsbery, Kief -- Travel -- Asia
India -- History -- 19th century
Uncles -- India
Uncles -- India -- Biography
title_displayEmpire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India
title_fullEmpire Made : My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India [electronic resource] Hillsbery, Kief.
Empire Made My Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India
Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India / Kief Hillsbery
Empire made : my search for an outlaw uncle who vanished in British India [electronic resource] / Kief Hillsbery
title_shortEmpire made
title_subMy Search for an Outlaw Uncle Who Vanished in British India
topic_facetBritish
Colonies
Electronic books
Family
Gay men
Halleck, Nigel
Hillsbery, Kief
History
Nonfiction
Officials and employees
Social conditions
Travel
Uncles