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Bungalow, pyjamas, veranda, curry, chintz, gingham, junk... Just a few of the words that have crept into the English language from the colonial era in the Indian sub-continent and the Malay peninsula. This immensely detailed glossary, tracing origins and giving quotations to illustrate usage, was compiled in the late 19th century. Never superseded in its field, it is a must for students of etymology and for anyone interested in the attitudes and activities of the British imperialists in their hey-day. Reprint.