A sex scandal in the Raj – how a mixed-race couple were ruined by rumours in 19th-century India

//A sex scandal in the Raj – how a mixed-race couple were ruined by rumours in 19th-century India

A sex scandal in the Raj – how a mixed-race couple were ruined by rumours in 19th-century India

An Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad: Scandal in the Raj, by Benjamin B. Cohen, Harvard University Press, 4/5 starsThe trial of Oscar Wilde began at the Old Bailey in London on April 26, 1895. The Irish poet and playwright had sued the marquess of Queensbury for libel, an action which had led to unforeseen revelations about Wilde’s sexuality (Queensbury, whose command of English didn’t quite equal Wilde’s, had called the author a “somdomite”), forced him to abandon his suit, and himself face…

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