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British Social Life in India, 1608-1937

Price : $14.75
ISBN # : 9788129137487
Author : Dennis Kincaid
pages: 408
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa Publications
Published : 2015

The Rajah he bowed and he bowed and he bowed, Shaking hands as they came with the whole of the crowd; And he led to a couch the Commissioner s wife, And said twas the happiest hour of his life.

First published in 1938, British Social Life in India, 1608-1937 is an account of the lifestyles of the British in colonial India from the East India Company days to just before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Considered one of the closest portrayals of the day-to-day functioning of the British community in India their sports and amusements, their domestic arrangements, their relations with the native population it is also a circumstantial account of the way India evolved under the Raj.

And, as colonial India retreats further and further into the depths of time, despite leaving its indelible marks on Indian life through the Indian railways, hill stations, postal system, architecture and the English language itself, this book takes you back to the era when it all started.

Author Bio: Dennis Kincaid (1905 1937), a civil servant in British India, arrived in Bombay in 1928 to work with the courts. He was the elder son of Charles Augustus Kincaid, a distinguished civil servant, and a well-known novelist and historical writer.

Dennis too was a novelist. His Cactus Land was an unusual story, breaking with the conventions of Indian novels of that period.

He died on 10 June 1937, whilst his book, British Social Life in India 1608 1937, remained not quite complete. The work was finished by his friend, David Farrer.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 20 August, 2015.

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