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Plain tales from the Raj : images of British India in the twentieth century ([New] ed)

By: Allen, Charles Allen, Charles(Edited by)

0349104972 / 9780349104973
Paperback
954'.035'0922
01/07/1988
Stock expected by 16/12/2019
England
20 cm 287 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
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Reprint. Previous ed.: London: Andrâe Deutsch, 1975.

The Raj was, for 200 years, the jewel in the British imperial crown.

Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called "benign autocracy" - the government of many by few, with the active collaboration of most Indians in recognition of a desire for the advancement of their country.

Charles Allen's classic oral history of the period that marked the end of British rule was first published a generation ago.

Reissued as the imperial century closes, the insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: the sadness and luxury for some; the joy and deprivation for others.

BIC:

1FKA India, 1QDB British Empire, HBJF Asian history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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