Queen Victoria’s Indians

Abdul Karim, inspiration behind the film Victoria and Abdul, was not the only Indian to find favour at Victoria's court. Miles Taylor profiles some of those who made the journey to the heart of the empire

"Queen Victoria was more than just a token ruler of India. Passionately interested in its people and culture, she intervened frequently in Indian politics," says Miles Taylor. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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