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9780143066910 60ad0aeeda44d5f9df8622da Sahibs' India //cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ad0af0da44d5f9df862351/webp/9780143066910-us.jpg "STEP BACK TO GLIMPSE A BYGONE TIME… Mahlee, dhobie, cook, horsekeeper, Each were to the chokee sent, Last of all the wretched sweeper- Still the Colonel's liquor went. 'Devlish odd this!' said the Colonel 'What a land to soldier in! Aboo, this is most infernal - Who the blazes drinks my gin?' Sahib's India's is a panaromic 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. Thsi is a delightful evocation of a vanished world. " 9780143066910
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"STEP BACK TO GLIMPSE A BYGONE TIME… Mahlee, dhobie, cook, horsekeeper, Each were to the chokee sent, Last of all the wretched sweeper- Still the Colonel's liquor went. 'Devlish odd this!' said the Colonel 'What a land to soldier in! Aboo, this is most infernal - Who the blazes drinks my gin?' Sahib's India's is a panaromic 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. Thsi is a delightful evocation of a vanished world. "

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