The Tiger and the Ruby | A journey to the other side of British India

Editor | Non-Fiction

Here is a beautifully written personal history to discover what happened to a British clerk who disappeared in Nepal.

In 1841, Nigel Halleck left Britain as a clerk in the East India Company. He served in the colonial administration for eight years before leaving his post, eventually disappearing into the mountain kingdom of Nepal, never to be heard from again.

Over 150 years later, Kief Hillsbery, Halleck’s nephew many times removed, sets out to unravel the mystery. Tracing his ancestor’s journey across the subcontinent, his quest takes him from Lahore to Calcutta, and finally to the palaces of Kathmandu. What emerges is an unexpected personal chapter from the history of the British Empire in India.

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