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Sahibs India
Sahibs India
 
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Author : Pran Nevile
Publisher : Penguin Books
ISBN# : 978-0-143-06691-0
Pages : 243
Price :INR 299
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Sahib’s India is a panoramic look at the lives of the British in colonial India. Culled from Raj literature, it reveals little-known aspects of their lives and their dealings with their Indian subjects. Drawing from contemporary journals, plays and poems, 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. This is a delightful evocation of a vanished world.
 
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