Palaces of the Raj: Magnificence and Misery of the Lord Sahibs, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Palaces of the Raj

Magnificence and Misery of the Lord Sahibs, 1st Edition

By Mark Bence-Jones


238 pages

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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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British in India

This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General