Lot 1115The Great Wahabi Case: A full and complete...

Auction Date: 5/03/2020 at 10:30 am

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The Great Wahabi Case: A full and complete report of the proceedings and debates in the matters of Ameer Khan And Hashmadad Khan, in the Crown side of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in Bengal in the Year 1870 Published by R. Cambray & Co. [Calcutta] Printed by T. D. Chatterjee at the "Valmiki Press", Calcutta. Ex-library copy but title-page clean. Hardback in original cloth with gilt title on cover. Covers fine but separated from the text block. In the late 1860s and early 1870s the British colonial government in India suppressed an imagined Wahhabi conspiracy, which it portrayed as a profound threat to imperial security. The detention and trial of Amir and Hashmadad Khan—popularly known as the Great Wahhabi Case—was the most controversial of a series of public trials of suspected Wahhabis

Hammer Price: £440.00

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