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

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By Archibald B. Spens

ISBN-10: 113882254X

ISBN-13: 9781138822542

ISBN-10: 1151410616

ISBN-13: 9781151410610

A fascinating 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 fun anecdotes and multifarious reviews — of the rugged Khyber go 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 by way of evening and the "Towers of Silence" by way of day in Mumbai, to a "remembrance of items earlier" in Agra and Delhi — map the altering contours of British Raj in India. It additionally depicts the British engagement with India, and gives 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 impact of imperial rule.


This publication will deeply curiosity readers of contemporary Indian background, go back and forth literature, South Asian experiences, cultural anthropology, ethnography, in addition to the final reader.

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