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Sex and sensibility : Richard Blechynden's Calcutta diaries, 1791-1822

Author: Peter Robb; Richard Blechynden
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard Blechyndon was a surveyor, architect, and builder in colonial Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries and papers, this book give[s] a unique perspective into colonial households."--Book flap.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Named Person: Richard Blechynden; Richard Blechynden
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Robb; Richard Blechynden
ISBN: 9780198075110 0198075111
OCLC Number: 751732236
Description: xiv, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The diaries of Richard Blechynden, 1759-1822 --
In search of wives --
A concubine's lot --
Pleasure and will --
Mary Walker : Betrayal and passion --
Charlotte : binding conditions --
Kin and concubine --
Isabella Evans : sensibilities and sense --
Calcutta lives.
Responsibility: Peter Robb.
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This book along with its companion (Sentiment and Self) uses Richard Blechynden's diaries to present an account of everyday life in early colonial Bengal. It deals with issues like sexuality,  Read more...

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