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Mary Margaret ('Mollie') Kaye (August 21, 1908 - January 29, 2004) was a British writer. Her most famous book was The Far Pavilions (1978). August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye, first published in 1978, which tells the story of an English officer during the Great Game. ...

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Life

M. M. Kaye was born in India, and spent her early childhood and much of her early-married life there. Her family ties with the country are strong: her grandfather, father, brother, and husband all served the Raj, and her grandfather's cousin, Sir John Kaye, wrote the standard accounts of the Sepoy Mutiny and the First Afghan War. After India's independence, her husband, Major-General Goff Hamilton of Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides (the famous Indian Army regiment featured in The Far Pavilions), joined the British Army, and for the next nineteen years M. M. Kaye followed the drum to Kenya, Zanzibar, Egypt, Cyprus, and Germany. The British Raj is an informal term for the British colonial administration of most of the Indian subcontinent, or present-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, also included from 1886 was Burma. ... Sir John William Kaye (1814 - July 24, 1876) was a British military historian. ... An engraving titled Sepoy Indian troops dividing the spoils after their mutiny against British rule gives a contemporary view of events from the British perspective. ... The First Anglo-Afghan War lasted from 1839 to 1842. ... Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... The term guide refers to an agency for directing or showing the way, specifically a person who leads or directs a stranger over unknown or unmapped country, or conducts travellers and tourists through a town, or over buildings of interest. ... The Indian Army in the time of the British Raj (1857–1947) See Indian Army for the post-independence (and post-partition) army of the Republic of India. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Map of Zanzibars main island Zanzibar, Tanzania, comprises a pair of islands off the east coast of Africa called Zanzibar (Unguja) (1994 est. ...


M. M. Kaye won worldwide fame for The Far Pavilions, which became a worldwide best-seller on publication in 1978. This was followed by Shadow of the Moon and Trade Wind. She also wrote and illustrated The Ordinary Princess, a delightful children's book, and authored a dozen detective novels, including Death in Kashmir and Death in Zanzibar. Her autobiography has been published in three volumes, collectively entitled Share of Summer: The Sun in the Morning, Golden Afternoon, and Enchanted Evening. In March 2003, M. M. Kaye was awarded the Colonel James Tod International Award by the Maharana Mewar Foundation of Udaipur, Rajasthan, for her "contribution of permanent value reflecting the spirit and values of Mewar." 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Tod (1782-1835), British officer and Oriental scholar, was born on March 20 1782, and went to India as a cadet in the Bengal army in 1799. ... Udaipur (उदयुपर) is a city in Rajasthan, India. ... Rajasthan (राजस्थान) is the geographically largest state in northwestern India. ... Mewar is a region of south-central Rajasthan state in western India. ...


Works

Autobiography: Share of Summer

  • Part 1: The Sun In The Morning 1990
  • Part 2: Golden Afternoon 1997
  • Part 3: Enchanted Evening 1999

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Historical Novels

The Far Pavilions is an epic novel of British-Indian history by M. M. Kaye, first published in 1978, which tells the story of an English officer during the Great Game. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Suspense Novels: The Death in... Series

  • Death in the Andamans (originally published as Night on the Island) 1960, revised in 1985
  • Death in Berlin (originally published as Death Walked in Berlin) 1955, revised in 1985
  • Death in Cyprus (originally published as Death Walked in Cyprus) 1956, revised in 1984
  • Death in Kashmir (originally published as Death Walked in Kashmir) 1953, revised in 1984
  • Death in Kenya (originally published as Later Than You Think 1958 and It's Later Than You Think) 1960, revised in 1983
  • Death in Zanzibar (originally published as The House of Shade) 1959, revised in 1983

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Other Novels

  • Six Bars at Seven 1940 - writing as Mollie Kaye **M M Kaye's first novel!**
  • Strange Island 1944 - writing as Mollie Kaye (original version of Night on the Island)
  • Wound of Spring 1961, unpublished
  • Far Pavilions Picture Book 1979

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Children's Stories

  • Black Bramble Wood 1938 - writing as Mollie Kaye, illustrated by Margaret Tempest
  • Gold Gorse Common 1945 - writing as Mollie Kaye, illustrated by Margaret Tempest
  • The Ordinary Princess 1980 - written and illustrated by M M Kaye
  • Potter Pinner Meadow 1937 - writing as Mollie Kaye, illustrated by Margaret Tempest
  • Thistledown 1981 - written and illustrated by M M Kaye
  • Willow Witches Brook 1944 - writing as Mollie Kaye, illustrated by Margaret Tempest

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Children's Stories Illustrated (but not written) by M M Kaye

  • Adventures in a Caravan by Mrs A C Osborn 1950
  • Children of Galilee by Lydia S Eliott 1950
  • The Cranstons at Sandly Bay by Phyllis I Norris 1949
  • The Story of Saint Francis of Assisi by E W Grierson 1950
  • The Two Pins by C B Poultney 1949

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Radio Plays

  • England Awakes - a one act play, broadcast on All India Radio c. 1940
  • A series of playlets based on the war news - broadcast on All India Radio c. 1940

All India Radio is the radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India), an autonomous corporation of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. ...

Books Edited or Introduced by M M Kaye

  • Complete Verse by Rudyard Kipling 1990
  • Costumes and Characters of the British Raj 1982 by Evelyn Battye
  • Golden Calm by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley and Sir Thomas Metcalfe 1980
  • Making of The Jewel in the Crown 1983 Various contributors including M M Kaye
  • Moon of Other Days - Selected Verses by Rudyard Kipling 1988 (including sketches and watercolors by M M Kaye)
  • Original Letters from India: 1779-1815 by Eliza Fay 1986
  • Picking Up Gold & Silver - Selected Short Stories by Rudyard Kipling 1989
  • Simla - The Summer Capital of British India by Raja Bhasin 1992

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Television Series

  • The Far Pavilions 1984 (Also released in cinemas as Blade of Steel)
  • Transmitted in the UK by Channel 4 on 3 Jan 1984, 8 Oct 1985 and 7 Feb 1988
Cast:
Ben Cross - Ashton 'Ash' Pelham-Martyn
Amy Irving - Princess Anjuli
Christopher Lee - Kaka-ji Rao
Benedict Taylor - Wally
Rossano Brazzi - Rana of Bhithor
Saeed Jaffrey - Biju Ram
Robert Hardy - Commandant
Sneh Gupta - Shushila
Omar Sharif - Koda Dad
John Gielgud - Major Sir Louis Cavagnari
Jennifer Kendal - Mrs. Viccary
Felicity Dean - Belinda Harlowe
Peter Arne - General
Adam Bareham - Jenkins
Caterina Boratto - Mrs. Chiverton
  • The Ordinary Princess 1984
  • Transmitted in the UK by the BBC as part of its weekly Jackanory series for children

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Musicals

Cast:
Kabir Bedi - Koda Dad Khan Sahib
David Burt - Lieutenant Harkness
Hadley Fraser - Ashton Pelham-Martyn
Kulvinder Ghir - Maharana of Bhithor
Simon Gleeson - Lt. Walter Hamilton
Sophiya Haque - Janoo Rani
Gayatri Iyer - Princess Anjuli
Fiona Wade - Princess Anjuli
Dianne Pilkington - Belinda
David Savile - Sir Louis Cavagnari

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Sources and External Links

  • The Far Pavilions Musical official site
  • The M. M. Kaye page
  • M. M. Kaye

 
 

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