1st Edition

Palaces of the Raj
Magnificence and Misery of the Lord Sahibs

ISBN 9781138293427
Published September 4, 2018 by Routledge
242 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1973, gives a vivid picture of British-Indian social life from the eighteenth century to Independence, as well as of the houses themselves. The Government Houses were not only buildings on a palatial scale, but were also a background to a way of life that was as full of contrasts as the Raj itself. The author peoples the houses with some of the men and women who lived in them during the course of their history, and in doing so provides a chapter of social history which has not been written before.

Table of Contents

1. Government House, Madras  2. Government House, Calcutta  3. Barrackpore, Calcutta  4. Parell, Bombay  5. Hyderabad Residency  6. Lucknow  7. Poona  8. Simla  9. Government House, Allahabad  10. Government House, Lahore  11. Government House, Naini Tal  12. The Viceroy’s House, New Delhi

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