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By Archibald B. Spens

A fascinating travelogue set within the British Raj, A iciness in India provides a desirable trip throughout humans, customs, languages, towns, monuments, and landscapes. Spens’ exciting and fun anecdotes and multifarious reports — of the rugged Khyber cross and its tribes, the army background and the Mutiny of 1857 at Kanpur and Lucknow, faith and rituals at Banaras, the grandeur of the "pink" urban Jaipur, the seedy opium dens by way of evening and the "Towers of Silence" through day in Mumbai, to a "remembrance of items prior" in Agra and Delhi — map the altering contours of British Raj in India. It additionally depicts the British engagement with India, and provides insights into its emergence as a contemporary nation.

The new advent via Peter Robb locates Spens’ advanced and wide-ranging explorations of the "Orient" in a ancient context. It discusses the ambivalent outlook of the British in the direction of the "East" on the flip of the century, illustrating Spens’ mixture of prejudice and admiration that still typified British attitudes to India, and is helping clarify the nature and impression of imperial rule.

This ebook will deeply curiosity readers of contemporary Indian historical past, go back and forth literature, South Asian reports, cultural anthropology, ethnography, in addition to the final reader.

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