Tag Archives: India

On A Mission

A notable bicentenary in 2013 is that of the birth of David Livingstone. I wrote about Livingstone almost exactly two years ago (without noticing at the time that his birthday was on 16 March). Since then, we have published more … Continue reading

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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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Those Who Do Not Remember Their History . . .

The television news inevitably gives you odd, partial ideas about places you are never likely to visit. Take Tibet: the highest mountain in the world, the highest railway in the world, eternal rocks and snows, bleak, inhospitable. But there is … Continue reading

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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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The Amazing Isabella Bird

One of the subject areas with which we launched the Cambridge Library Collection in July 2009 was ‘Travel and Exploration’. Our expert advisor on accounts by nineteenth-century travellers in the USA gave us a list of names and titles, some … Continue reading

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