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By Archibald B. Spens

A captivating travelogue set within the British Raj, A iciness in India provides a desirable trip throughout humans, customs, languages, towns, monuments, and landscapes. Spens’ exciting and a laugh anecdotes and multifarious studies — of the rugged Khyber cross and its tribes, the army heritage and the Mutiny of 1857 at Kanpur and Lucknow, faith and rituals at Banaras, the grandeur of the "pink" urban Jaipur, the seedy opium dens via evening and the "Towers of Silence" through day in Mumbai, to a "remembrance of items prior" in Agra and Delhi — map the altering contours of British Raj in India. It additionally depicts the British engagement with India, and provides insights into its emergence as a contemporary nation.


The new creation through Peter Robb locates Spens’ advanced and wide-ranging explorations of the "Orient" in a historic context. It discusses the ambivalent outlook of the British in the direction of the "East" on the flip of the century, illustrating Spens’ mixture of prejudice and admiration that still typified British attitudes to India, and is helping clarify the nature and effect of imperial rule.


This booklet will deeply curiosity readers of contemporary Indian heritage, commute literature, South Asian reviews, cultural anthropology, ethnography, in addition to the final reader.

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