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The British In India : three centuries of ambition and experience

Author: David Gilmour
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gilmour
ISBN: 0141979216 9780141979212
OCLC Number: 1083458891
Description: xxii, 617 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm
Contents: Part One: Aspirations. Numbers --
Motivations --
Origins and identities --
Imperial apprentices --
Voyages and other journeys --
Part Two: Endeavours. Working lives: insiders --
Working lives: the open air --
The military life --
Part Three: Experiences. Intimacies --
Domesticities --
Formalities --
Singularities --
At ease --
Last posts --
Envoi.
Responsibility: David Gilmour.

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Hugely researched and elegantly written, sensitive to the ironies of the past and brimming with colourful details -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * Glorious, human, colourful, teeming and spicy. Read more...

 
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