By Archibald B. Spens
A captivating travelogue set within the British Raj, A iciness in India offers a desirable trip throughout humans, customs, languages, towns, monuments, and landscapes. Spens’ exciting and a laugh anecdotes and multifarious studies — of the rugged Khyber cross and its tribes, the army historical past 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 through evening and the "Towers of Silence" by means of day in Mumbai, to a "remembrance of items earlier" 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 latest nation.
The new creation by means of Peter Robb locates Spens’ complicated and wide-ranging explorations of the "Orient" in a old 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 effect of imperial rule.
This publication will deeply curiosity readers of recent Indian historical past, trip literature, South Asian reports, cultural anthropology, ethnography, in addition to the final reader.
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