After the Raj: The Last Stayers-on and the Legacy of British India (BOK)

Hugh Purcell

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In August 1947 the British ended the 'Raj' and left India. Some stayed on; others who had grown up in India shortly returned there. Over the next sixty years they adapted to modern India while always being conscious of their legacy, the inheritance of the Raj. This is the story of the very last of the stayers-on. Through their eyes we see how the legacy has withered over the years but, with their help, also how it has evolved in a new millennium: from post-imperial hangover to heritage industry; from the singing of Victorian hymns in neo-Gothic churches to a new Christian evangelism; from Shakespeare wallahs to multimedia English language teaching and call centres. Tea planter, missionary, tiger hunter turned conservationist, club manager, 'box-wallah', antiques dealer, single mother in the ghost town of McCluskiegunge - they all have remarkable stories to tell. And now there are fewer than a dozen of the stayers-on left. Hugh Purcell's After the Raj is the haunting, uplifting, unexpected story of the very last remnants of British India.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Hugh Purcell
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780750947879
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 12,5cm x 19,8cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 329 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Asian history, National liberation & independence, post-colonialism

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