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

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In the nineteenth century, at the height of colonialism, the British ruled India under a government known as the Raj. British men and women left their homes and traveled to this mysterious, beautiful country-where they attempted to replicate their own society. In this fascinating portrait, Margaret MacMillan examines the hidden lives of the women who supported their husbands conquests-and in turn supported the Raj, often behind the scenes and out of the history books. Enduring heartbreaking separations from their families, these women had no choice but to adapt to their strange new home, where they were treated with incredible deference by the natives but found little that was familiar. The women of the Raj learned to cope with the harsh Indian climate and ward off endemic diseases; they were forced to make their own entertainment-through games, balls, and theatrics-and quickly learned to abide by the deeply ingrained Anglo-Indian love of hierarchy.

Weaving interviews, letters, and memoirs with a stunning selection of illustrations, MacMillan presents a vivid cultural and social history of the daughters, sisters, mothers, and wives of the men at the center of a daring imperialist experiment-and reveals India in all its richness and vitality.

“A marvellous book . . . [Women of the Raj] successfully [re-creates] a vanished world that continues to hold a fascination long after the sun has set on the British empire.”

-The Globe and Mail

“MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift.”

-The Daily Telegraph

“MacMillan is a superb writer who can bring history to life.”

-The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Well researched and thoroughly enjoyable.”

-Evening Standard

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Synopsis:

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Paris 1919" and "Nixon and Mao" comes this fascinating glimpse of women and Empire in 19th- and 20th-century India. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812976397
Author:
Macmillan, Margaret
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
MacMillan, Margaret
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
India Social life and customs.
Subject:
Women -- India -- History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
india;history;women;raj;british empire;non-fiction;colonialism;imperialism;women s studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 16-PP PHOTO SECTIONS
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.89 in. .70 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Politics and Empire
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » British Empire
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » India

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