Ribbons Among the Rajahs

Ribbons Among the Rajahs

A History of British Women in India Before the Raj

Hardback246pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781473893276     Product Code: 508363

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During the 18th and early 19th centuries, legions of women made the long, costly and hazardous journey to India, some accompanying husbands, others seeking a husband or employment, others still from a sense of adventure; but while the women of the Raj are familiar from literature, these pioneers are generally forgotten. Between the voyage out and their deaths in India, Patrick Wheeler’s social history offers an account of everyday life for these ‘Indian British’ women during the pre-imperial era.

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