Tag Archives: British Empire

A Meeting of Civilisations

In the last few days, a British government delegation, headed by the Prime Minister, has been in India, talking trade, visas, and, inevitably, the colonial past.

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The Jewel in the Crown, or Women in British India

Nineteenth-century readers were fascinated by India, and large numbers of books were published on all aspects of the sub-continent. These fall broadly into categories – scholarly works on history, language and antiquities; books aimed at the armchair traveller, who possibly … Continue reading

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