Victoria & Abdul – Shrabani Basu


Victoria & Abdul by Sharabani Basu tells the unlikely story of how a young Muslim man came to be Queen Victoria’s personal attendant. Now a Netflix Film.


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Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of The Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

Tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait tables during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, he suddenly found himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself. Victoria & Abdul explores how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the Empire at a time when independence movements in the sub continent were growing in force.