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Remains of the Raj Hardcover – 1 Oct 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Illustrated (1 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007114281
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007114283
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,433,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This beautiful book charts the history of the British Raj in India and follows on from Antony Wild’s successful book 'The East India Company.''

Remains of the Raj shows how, fifty years after Independence, Britishness still permeates many aspects of life in India. It focuses on what there is still to be seen in the modern Indian subcontinent from the time of the East India Company and its successor, the British Raj.

The book is lavishly illustrated with superb archive material and contemporary photographs showing what remains of the British rule in India. Histories and descriptions are given of not only the grand edifices of the trading and colonial era but the everyday legacy and ephemera of daily life. The subject matter ranges from the magnificient to the minute, showing in its full diversity the influence of the long era of the British in India.

About the Author

Antony Wild, although a native of Yorkshire, has spent much time in India, where he acquired a particular passion for Moghul cookery. He is the figure behind the revival of the East India Company and author of The East India Company.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G.I.Forbes on 26 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
This interesting book deals with the British legacy to the Indian after our withdrawal in 1947.It is not surprising there is a continuing British influence in this area as it was first controled by the East India Company and latterly by the British government over several centuries.
Although some of the actions of Britain could not be condoned it did unify the continentand put an end to continual local disputes.
The author after giving the historical background covers the British legacy in trade,the armed services,religion,infrastructure,leisure and education all of which retain a strong British legacy and it must not be forgotten the vital importance of English.
The text is well written and interesting with the exception of the epilogue where the author gets tied in knots over England,Scotland and Ireland.I think he was trying to be amusing but it didnt come off.
The pictures and illustrations are adequate.
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