This beautiful book charts the history of the British Raj in India and follows on from Antony Wild’s successful book The East India Company.
Remains of the Raj shows how, fifty years after Independence, Britishness still permeates many aspects of life in India. It focuses on what there is still to be seen in the modern Indian subcontinent from the time of the East India Company and its successor, the British Raj.
The book is lavishly illustrated with superb archive material and contemporary photographs showing what remains of the British rule in India. Histories and descriptions are given of not only the grand edifices of the trading and colonial era but the everyday legacy and ephemera of daily life. The subject matter ranges from the magnificient to the minute, showing in its full diversity the influence of the long era of the British in India.
The seven chapters cover:
1) An Historical Overview
2) Trade – factories, forts, tea and opium.
3) The Armed Forces – the Indian army, navy and air force and the Great Game.
4) Religion and Rememberance – churches, graveyards, museums and heritage.
5) Infrastructure – railways, roads and bridges and cartography.
6) Rest and Play – hill-stations, sport, clubs, hotels, newspapers and lonely hearts.
7) Government – New Delhi and other governor residences, language and education.
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Antony Wild, although a native of Yorkshire, has spent much time in India, where he acquired a particular passion for Moghul cookery. He is the figure behind the revival of the East India Company and author of The East India Company.
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Book Description HarperCollins Illustrated, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007114281
Book Description Harper Collins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007114281