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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If you go back to the original Urdu and Persian documents of the mutineers, which I have been translating, the religious nature of the uprising is blatantly obvious,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The old cliche of the cartridges really was terribly important. It was the issue that broke the camel's back, in every sense.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The British undoubtedly were at their very, very worst at this point in history - unbelievably violent and awful. It was through the idea of duty which came in the high-Victorian period.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In Delhi, where the mutiny took on a largely Muslim aspect, the words fatwa, mudjahadeen and jihad were all in play.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[At one stage, when they stop to ask directions, they pick up a local on a bike who, in true Moroccan style, turns out to be a fake guide.] He just took us to where he wanted to go and got out, ... We got back at 2.15am, not a single drink was found or taken. Hey ho.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Historian and traveller Dalrymple plays the role of storyteller and teacher as he takes us on a memorable and moveable feast of readings, workshops, tastings and excursions through the heat and madness of Marrakech.] It's more like a holiday with a bit of literary stimulation, ... A halfway house; half holiday and half literary knocking of heads together.”

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