Sahib's India : Vignettes from the Raj

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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition. Sahib?s India takes you on a voyage of discovery of the day-to-day lives of English Sahib?s as they turned from traders to empire-builders. The author has put together amusing anecdotes and information, culled from Raj literature?diaries, journals memoirs and letters home?of corruption, adultery and gossip, accounts of Sahib?s hooked to hookahs and nautch fun, their sexual relations with native women, their luxurious lifestyle, shikaar and pig-sticking. Images of the imperial grandeur, of English dames hunting for husbands, of zealous missionaries, of young officers playing holi with nautch girls, of encounters with astrologers, jugglers, magicians, and of fun and frolic at hill stations are all here. Printed Pages: 256. Bookseller Inventory # 4820

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Book Description Penguin Books India, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition. Sahibâs India takes you on a voyage of discovery of the day-to-day lives of English Sahibâs as they turned from traders to empire-builders. The author has put together amusing anecdotes and information, culled from Raj literatureâ"diaries, journals memoirs and letters homeâ"of corruption, adultery and gossip, accounts of Sahibâs hooked to hookahs and nautch fun, their sexual relations with native women, their luxurious lifestyle, shikaar and pig-sticking. Images of the imperial grandeur, of English dames hunting for husbands, of zealous missionaries, of young officers playing holi with nautch girls, of encounters with astrologers, jugglers, magicians, and of fun and frolic at hill stations are all here. Printed Pages: 256. Bookseller Inventory # 4820

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Book Description Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, India, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. the author provides wonderful descriptions of British homes and servants, their tastes and fashions, cultural idiosyncrasies, profligacy, sports, hunts and shoots, giving us, with the relaxed familiarity of the after-dinner raconteur, a flavour of the period. The book is peppered with a host of characters - astrologers, jugglers, magicians, grass-widows, the fishing fleet , missionaries, nautch girls, mavericks and eccentrics - who made India their home as the British turned from traders to empire-builders, and is interspersed with period photographs, paintings and sketches. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780143066910

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