Plain Tales From The Raj -

Plain Tales From The Raj

Images of British India in the 20th Century



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The Raj was, for 200 years, the jewel in the British imperial crown. Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called "benign autocracy" - the government of many by few, with the active collaboration of most Indians in recognition of a desire for the advancement of their country. Charles Allen's classic oral history of the period that marked the end of British rule was first published a generation ago. Reissued as the imperial century closes, the insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: the sadness and luxury for some; the joy and deprivation for others.

Product code: 9780349104973

ISBN 9780349104973
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H195xW130xS20
No. Of Pages 304
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
On Sale Date 07/08/1995
A history of Britons' experiences of India in the last days of the Raj.