A Winter in India: Light Impressions of its Cities, Peoples by Archibald B. Spens

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 stories — 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 through evening and the "Towers of Silence" through day in Mumbai, to a "remembrance of items previous" 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 latest nation.

The new creation via Peter Robb locates Spens’ advanced and wide-ranging explorations of the "Orient" in a ancient 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 impression of imperial rule.

This e-book will deeply curiosity readers of contemporary Indian historical past, trip literature, South Asian experiences, cultural anthropology, ethnography, in addition to the overall reader.

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