Women of the Raj

Women of the Raj

Book - 2005
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From the author of the #1 bestselling Paris 1919, a revealing portrait of Englishwomen in colonial India

During Britain's rule of India-the Raj-women were expected to create a replica of British society in the face of almost insuperable difficulties. Exiled to a strange land, surrounded by people whose language, customs, and religion were mysterious and for the most part alien, how did these women react and live? How did they adjust, if at all, to life in bungalows with teams of servants, to repeated moves and heartbreaking separations from their families, to the heat, illness, loneliness, and boredom, to holidays in hill-stations and the unforgettable Indian landscapes?

Focusing in particular on the 1850s to 1947, Margaret MacMillan explores those questions in fascinating detail, drawing on the women's own letters and memoirs, on novels and interviews with relatives, including her own grandmother. Generously illustrated, the book vividly brings to life the experiences of these women-exotic, jolly, humdrum, tragic-for contemporary readers.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Penguin Canada, 2005
ISBN: 9780143052616
0143052616
Branch Call Number: 954.00421 Mac 3558
Characteristics: 211 p. :,plates

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mbauri
Aug 27, 2010

Margaret Olwen MacMillan, OC (born 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an historian and professor at the University of Oxford, where she is Warden of St. Antony's College. She is former provost of Trinity College and professor of history at the University of Toronto and previously, at Ryerson University. A leading expert on history and international relations, MacMillan is a frequent commentator in the media.[

Margaret MacMillan was born to Dr. Robert MacMillan and Eluned Carey Evans. Her maternal grandfather was Dr. Thomas John Carey Evans of the Indian Medical Service. The senior Evans served as personal physician to Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading during the latter's term as Viceroy of India (1921–1926). Her maternal grandmother, Olwen Elizabeth Lloyd George, was a daughter of David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and his first wife Margaret Owen.[2][3]

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lbricker
Jan 28, 2010

Returned to Main Library on afternoon of January 27, 2010, but return not recorded by late afternoon, January 28, 2010, seems to be slow processing by the library.

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