This is Ackerley's account of his six-month stay in India, as the companion to the Maharajah of the small Hindu state of Chhokrapur in the 1920s. The journal extracts the irony, absurdity and farce of life in India as well as the dignity and richness of an ancient culture.
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J. R. ACKERLEY (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine "The Listener". A respected mentor to such younger writers as Christopher Isherwood and W. H. Auden, he was also a longtime friend and literary associate of E. M. Forster. His works include three memoirs -- "Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip", and "My Father and Myself" -- and a novel, "We Think the World of You".
Eliot Weinberger (b. NYC, 1949), is an essayist and translator. He won PEN s first Gregory Kolovakos Award for promoting Hispanic literature in the US, and he is America s first literary writer to receive Mexico s Order of the Aztec Eagle. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140187944