The journals, diaries and memoirs of the British traveller, scholars and official provide an insight into the social and cultural scene in India during the Raj. They tell us about the British day-to-day life in the country and their impressions of the Indian people, their way of life, customs and manners etc. Professional and amateur artists, some of whom were also notable writers, added to the chronicles of the times with their illustrated journals. In the present work, the author, who has been described as a "Raj freak", reconstructs this period of Indian history from various aspects. Extensive research of documents available in museums, private collections and archives in USA, England and India, and the reproduction of rare paintings and drawings that enliven this text, together produce and entertaining glimpse of a fascinating, if now extinct, way of life in British India.Order Now!
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