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Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
Flight By Elephant: The Untold Story of World War Two's Most Daring Jungle Rescue
by Andrew Martin
Edition: Hardcover

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2.0 out of 5 stars Burma Refugee Rescue in North East India, 11 Aug 2013
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The book has so many facts about Giles Mackrell that were probably gleaned from the Library of South Asian Studies in Cambridge University, but having lived in that part of the world myself (North East Assam) I found that the book did not give any reference to the part played by the Indian Tea Association tea planters, and to the two books by A.R Tainsh ('and some fell by the wayside') and Geoffrey Tyson (Forgotten Frontier).


After the Raj: Plain Tales of Those Who Stayed on After Independence
After the Raj: Plain Tales of Those Who Stayed on After Independence
by Hugh Purcell
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Koi-Hai Wallah, 28 May 2008
For those who are interested in reading about those few expatriates who either decided to stay in India post-Independence, or had no real choice in the matter, this book is an excellent read.
Once I had started it, I had to continue to the very end in a couple of sittings.
It covers many different aspects of the old 'koi-hais' (those expatriates who have lived and worked in the Indian sub-continent) and why they chose to continue to live in India rather than return to their UK "home".


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