The British In India: A Social History Of The Raj
- Global History, European History
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Lives of the Raj
The British colonial experience in India lives through Kipling, Orwell, and Scott—but what of the youthful forestry official, the enterprising boxwallah, the fervid missionary? What motivated them to travel halfway around the globe, what lives did they lead, and what did they think about it all?
Full of illuminating anecdotes drawn from forgotten memoirs, correspondence, and government documents, The British in India weaves a rich tapestry of the everyday experiences of the Britons who found themselves in “the jewel in the crown” of the British Empire.
Taking us from the East India Company’s first trading station in 1615 to the twilight of the Raj to Independence in 1947, this erudite history offers a kaleidoscopic view of a vanished world.
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|Release Date:||November 13, 2018|