Hatchik Oscanyan was born in Constantinople, Turkey. He later changed his name to Christopher.
A review of Oscanyan's The Sultan and His People.
A review in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine asserts that Oscanyan’s “book is strikingly illustrated by a native artist, and the comparisons drawn in the cuts between the eastern and western models, are humorous and interesting. On the whole, there are few better accounts of the detail of Turkish life than this of Oscanyan’s and he describes with a constant and natural tendency to sympathy with his own people” (550).
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