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An Indian Affair:From Riches to Raj Hardcover – Illustrated, 21 Sep 2001
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A fresh perspective on Britain's relationship with India, this work suggest that far from being an imperialist objective, it seems the footholds on which india was established as a colony happened by accident rather than by design. This book examines India both before the Raj and throughout. It attempts to show that the British were actually more influenced by India and their traditions than the other way around.
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Archie Baron is an award-winning TV producer, his past credits include People's Century for BBC 1 and the Leviathan history series for BBC 2.
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This slice of pre-Raj history depicts an attractively open, tolerant society when money and love led fortune seekers to the opulent East. The Indian Affair was two-way, and some of the most fascinating and surprising parts of this book are about the first Indians who sought adventure in Britain, and the impact they had on fashion and taste here.
This book is intelligent, funny, warm, engaging and intriguing - and fills a gap in the history of Britain and India which has had little serious attention from recent authors. I'd recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in history or travel.