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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 --
Responsibility: David Gilmour.


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An exceptional book. It evokes those animated crowd scenes painted by William Frith, full of people going about their workaday lives, or enjoying themselves. ... David Gilmour's canvas is British Read more...

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