PLANE TALES FROM THE RAJ

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THE RAJ was, for ninety years, the jewel in the British imperial crown. Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called ‘benign autocracy’ – the government of many by few. This is the story of those few, as told in their own words

CHARLES ALLEN’S classic oral history of the period that culminated in the ending of British rule was first published a generation ago. This brilliantly insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: both in Its Edwardian summer as seen by the privileged chota sahibs and missy-babas doted on by innumerable servants, and in the long and sometimes painful years of its decline and eventual capitulation.

One of the most enjoyable books I have read. It is an authentic record of the survivors of British

India.. a book which takes on where Kipling left off. Informative, funny and deeply touching

ANTONIA FRASER

Both a guide and an entertaining companion Humour drama and regret fill its page

PLANE TALES FROM THE RAJ

ANTONIA FRASER 

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THE RAJ was, for ninety years, the jewel in the British imperial crown. Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called ‘benign autocracy’ – the government of many by few. This is the story of those few, as told in their own words

CHARLES ALLEN’S classic oral history of the period that culminated in the ending of British rule was first published a generation ago. This brilliantly insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: both in Its Edwardian summer as seen by the privileged chota sahibs and missy-babas doted on by innumerable servants, and in the long and sometimes painful years of its decline and eventual capitulation.

One of the most enjoyable books I have read. It is an authentic record of the survivors of British

India.. a book which takes on where Kipling left off. Informative, funny and deeply touching

ANTONIA FRASER

Both a guide and an entertaining companion Humour drama and regret fill its page

PLANE TALES FROM THE RAJ

ANTONIA FRASER 

 

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Soft Cover

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978-0-349-10497-3

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