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    DescriptionFanny Parkes, who lived in India between 1822 and 1846, was the ideal travel writer - courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her delightful journal traces her journey from prim memsahib, married to a minor civil servant of the Raj, to eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, critical of British rule and passionate in her appreciation of Indian culture. Fanny is fascinated by everything, from the trial of the thugs and the efficacy of opium on headaches to the adorning of a Hindu bride. To read her is to get as close as one can to a true picture of early colonial India - the sacred and the profane, the violent and the beautiful, the straight-laced sahibs and the more eccentric "White Mughals" who fell in love with India and did their best, like Fanny, to build bridges across cultures.

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    Begums, Thugs and White Mughals: v. 8
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fanny Parkes, Introduction by William Dalrymple
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9780907871880
    ISBN 10: 0907871887

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
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    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23150
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    BISAC V2.8: TRV003040
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 915.40431
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 915.404/31
    LC classification: DS412 .P24 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTM, WTLC
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Eland Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Eland Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Fanny Parks (1794-1875) went to India in 1822 and spent the next 24 years travelling the country. She was the daughter of an army officer in India and the wife of a civil servant stationed at Allahabad. William Dalrymple is the multi-award winning author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns and From the Holy Mountain, and Britain's most successful contemporary travel writer. He was born in Scotland, but now divides his time between London and Delhi.
    Review quote
    "one of the best accounts of this period" Indira Ghose, Memsahibs Abroad