Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal (Travel Library)

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In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.

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J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo HolidayMy Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You (all available as New York Review Books).

Eliot Weinberger is the author of three collections of essays: Outside Stories, Works on Paper, and Karmic Traces. He is also the editor and translator of the Collected Poems of Octavio Paz and the Selected Non-fictions of Jorge Luis Borges.

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"Hindoo Holiday sweeps the reader into a Firbankian world of total absurdity, in which the wildest fantasies of superstition and of sexual variety and experiment are the daily routines of the palace." -- Stuart Hampshire

"His humour is the humour of pity and love. He is an artist of the understanding." -- V.S. Pritchett

"One of those books of rare occurrence which stands upon a superior and totally distinct plane of artistic achievement...It is a work of high literary skill and very delicate aesthetic perception and it deals with characters and a milieu which are novel and radiantly delightful. What more, in an imperfect world, has one the right to expect?" -- Evelyn Waugh

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