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PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ

By: Allen Charles Edited By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Futura, London: 1988

Seller ID: 2012138

ISBN: 0860074552

Condition: Excellent


That extraordinary world of crows and dust sunsets, of dinner parties that started with anchovy toast and ended seven courses later with little glass bowls full of water and hibiscus flowers to wash the fingers in, of cane chairs on club verandahs, and damp sugar full of ants, of shining Indian rivers and beautiful women, pure nostalgia and irresistible. View more info

FIRE IN THE NIGHT Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia and Zion

By: Bierman John and Smith Colin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Macmillan UK: 2000

Seller ID: 2016016

ISBN: 033372576x

Condition: Excellent


Excellent Condition. "Orde Charles Wingate was arguably the most eccentric and charismatic of all the generals on either side of World War 11, and perhaps the most brilliant and innovative. Winston Churchill thought him a military genius, others considered him greatly over-rated, a few even thought him mad." A well constructed biography of Wingate whose untimely death in an aircrash aged forty one made him one of the most controversial figures of World War 11. View more info

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CHILDREN OF THE RAJ

By: Brendon Vyvyen

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Uk: 2006

Seller ID: 2012135

ISBN: 075382082x

Condition: Very Good


Ex Library with library stamps with removable protective cover. Vyvyen Brendon has drawn on a wealth of original sources and interviews to present the life of British children who grew up in India during the time of the British rule. View more info

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A TOUCH OF GENIUS The Life of T.E.LAWRENCE

By: Brown Malcolm and Cave Julia

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent, London: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012296

ISBN: 0460047345

Condition: Excellent


Drawing on a wealth of material this book presents an authentic portrait of the real Lawrence, from his schooldays, through his Middle Eastern years and his years in the ranks to the lonely, final weeks at Clouds Hill, his Dorset cottage on the road to which he has his fatal accident. View more info

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CAPTIVES The Story of Britain's Pursuit of Empire and How Its Soldiers and Civilians Were Held Captive By the Dream of Global Supremacy, 1600-1850

By: Colley Linda

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books - New York: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016026

ISBN: 0375421521

Condition: Excellent


A very well researched and presented text, the author draws on a range of narratives by men and women of different social and ethnic backgrounds from the early seventeenth centuary to the Victoria era and uses these extraordinary tales to trace the changing boundaries of Britain's pursuit of empire and its shifting attitudes toward Islam, slavery, race and American revolutionaries. View more info

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MOUNTBATTEN AND THE PARTITION OF INDIA March 22-August 15, 1947

By: Collins Larry and Lapierre Dominique

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Vikas Publishing House P/L: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016051

ISBN: 0706917871

Condition: Very Good


Both book and dust jacket in very good condition. Dust Jacket is unclipped with original price. Book has crisp white pages, tight binding and no foxing, names etc. Written by respected authors this is an account of the last days of the Raj in India. It is a unique combination of personal interviews with Lord Mountbatten and of a selection of personal and official ducuments from the Mountbatten archives. This well researched and presented text is supported by b/w phot... View more info

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WHITE MUGHALS Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple William

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012040

ISBN: 0002256762

Condition: Excellent


"In White Mughals, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history and places at its centre a compelling tale of love, seduction and betrayal." Includes very detailed and well researched factual accounts of the time and the text is supported with diagrams, photographs and full page colour illustrations. View more info

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WHITE MUGHALS Love & Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India

By: Dalrymple William

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012127

ISBN: 0002256762

Condition: Very Good


A remarkable story involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious disputes and espionage. Full page colour plates. Book has slight stain to compressed page edge, not affecting internal pages. Heavy book Comprehensive Index and Reference notes. View more info

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CAPTIVITY, SLAVERY AND SURVIVAL AS A FAR EAST POW

By: Fyans Peter

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military, UK: 2012

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Heavy Book Over 500 Gms

Seller ID: 2012165

ISBN: 1848846223

Condition: New Book


Fergus Anckorn was conscripted into the army in 1939 when World War 11 broke out, and was posted to Singapore in 1942 . Captured by the Japanese he was put to work on the infamous "Death Railway". This is his story and his survival under extreme difficulties. View more info

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THE DISPUTED V.C. A Tale of the Indian Mutiny

By: Gibbon Fred P.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: London, Black and Sons:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012323

Condition: Good-fair


1903 estimated as book undated. Award Certificate in front, also undated View more info

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INDIA CALLING An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking

By: Giridharadas Anand

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012194

ISBN: 0805091777

Condition: Excellent


A contemporary look at modern India. The Author returns to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. He was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. This is a fascinating, insightful look into the social and cultural lives of the modern India. View more info

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BRITISH SCULPTURE AND THE COMPANY RAJ Church Monuments and Public Statuary in Madras, Calcutta and Bombay to 1858

By: Groseclose Barbara

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Associated University Presses NJ: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2016025

ISBN: 0874134064

Condition: Excellent


Barbara Groseclose examines British public statuary and church monuments in India.Beginning with a brief history of the East India Company, the first chapter describes the physical settings for which the sculptures were intended and gives a short but colourful account of British life and death in India during the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the manner in which sculptural imagery rewarded financial a... View more info

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IN THE WAKE OF THE RAJ; Travels in 1950s India

By: Higgins Desmond

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Melrose Books, UK: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 2012305

ISBN: 1906561419

Condition: As New


In the Wake of the Raj takes the reader behind the scenes, providing a look at grass roots, at village life, social mores and conflicts as well as at some of the political issues. The emphasis is on North India with glimpses of Pakistan and Nepal. Includes b/w photographs taken by the author. Both of historical and social interest in the history of India's development post Raj. View more info

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THE FIGHT FOR MALAYA The Jungle War of Maurice Cotterill

By: Holder R.W.

Price: $79.00

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet KL: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012256

ISBN: 9814217204

Condition: As New


A gripping chronicle of one man's survival in a period of chaos and deprivation, before the post war progress of Malaysia towards independence and a new era. View more info

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RAJ the Making and Unmaking of British India

By: James Lawrence

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little Brown & Company UK: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012020

ISBN: 0316640727

Condition: Excellent/very Good


Very well researched and presented narrative of the British in India. Includes many b/w photographs, maps and an extensive Index and Notes section. View more info

MUTINY In the British and Commonwealth Forces, 1797-1956

By: James Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Buckand Enright, London: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012104

ISBN: 0907675700

Condition: Excellent


Based on intensive reserach from official sources, contemporary papers and first-hand accounts some of it never published before here at last is a compassionate and readable study of a shamefully concealed phenomenon. From Spithead mutiny of 1797, the revolt of Sudanese troops in Uganda in 1898 to the British forces in Etaples in 1917. View more info

THE GREAT ARC

By: Keay John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012039

ISBN: 0002570629

Condition: Excellent


Excellent condition. The dramatic Tale of how India was mapped and Everest was names.Includes photographs, line drawings and maps. Astounding adventure and gigantic personalities is here told in detail for the first time. View more info

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THE OPIUM WAR Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China

By: Lovell Julia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Picador, Australia: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012251

ISBN: 1742610528

Condition: Excellent


The Opion War is both the story of modern China starting from this first conflict with the West and an analysis of the country's contemporary self image. It explores how China's national mythis mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present and how delusion and prejudice on bht sides have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West. View more info

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IMPERIAL SUNSET Frontier Soldiering in the 20th Century

By: Lunt James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Macdonald, London: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012424

ISBN: 0345045288

Condition: Very Good


A first hand account of frontier soldiering in war and peace in the 20th century. An account which recalls the experiences of officers and NCO's seconded from the British Army to serve on loan to such locally enlisted forces as the Iraq Levies, the King's African Rifles, the Sudan Defence Force and the Burma Rifles. Includes many b/w photographs supporting the text. View more info

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DUST AND STEEL

By: Mercer Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper, London: 2011

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 2012273

ISBN: 0007302746

Condition: Very Good


In India Anthony Morgan is faced with putting down an uprising and is given command of a company of soldiers whose loyalties he feels are suspect. View more info