Sahibs' India

Sahibs' India : Vignettes of the Raj

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the author provides wonderful descriptions of British homes and servants, their tastes and fashions, cultural idiosyncrasies, profligacy, sports, hunts and shoots, giving us, with the relaxed familiarity of the after-dinner raconteur, a flavour of the period. The book is peppered with a host of characters - astrologers, jugglers, magicians, grass-widows, the 'fishing fleet', missionaries, nautch girls, mavericks and eccentrics - who made India their home as the British turned from traders to empire-builders, and is interspersed with period photographs, paintings and sketches.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books India
  • New Delhi, India
  • English
  • 0143066919
  • 9780143066910
  • 1,532,163

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