Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India (Paperback)
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Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 25/01/2018
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The apparent glamour of the Indian Raj continues to fascinate long after the British quit the subcontinent. But along with the beauty of the Indian landscape and the privilege of servants and holidays in hill stations, British women in that vanished world faced challenges and fears that came from being an alien ruling minority. These women were at the heart of the imperial enterprise. It was their role to support the men's work, raise the children and attempt to replicate British society thousands of miles from home. They struggled in the face of heat, illness, loneliness and boredom as well as different customs, languages and religions. The distinguished historian and bestselling author Margaret MacMillan, drawing on letters and memoirs, novels and interviews, brings vividly to life their experiences - humdrum, extraordinary, light-hearted, tragic - at the height of the Raj, from the 1850s to Indian independence in 1947.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500293744
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift' - Daily Telegraph
'A clear-eyed, affectionate account' - Mail on Sunday
'Well researched and thoroughly enjoyable' - Evening Standard
'As fascinating as it is unsparing ... an engaging read that brings to life an under-explored side of colonial history' - The Lady
'A unique, interesting and very niche non-fiction read. It's great to see a book focusing on women's experiences' - Of Beauty and Nothingness
'Immensely readable' - Mature Times
'A vivid cultural and social history [that] reveals India in all its richness and vitality' - Antiques Diary
'Women of the Raj has a vitality and an unbiased view that will engage readers today' - Times Literary Supplement
'A testament both to the popularity of the subject, and the skilful way in which the author has handled it' - Victorian Web

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