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This is an auction for PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ by Charles Allen.

Amazon.com reviews:

"The Raj was, for two hundred years, the jewel in the British imperial crown. Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called 'benign autocracy' - the government of many by few, with the active collaboration of most Indians in recognition of a desire for the advancement of their country. Charles Allen's classic oral history of the period that marked the end of British rule was first published a generation ago. Now reissued as the imperial century closes, this brilliantly insightful and bestselling collection of reminiscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: the sadness and luxury for some; the joy and deprivation for others."

"This is a book shows the significance of India to the British who lived and grew up there and also its importance to the empire. In this modern age where imperialism is frowned upon, this book gives us a snapshot of a bygone, more innocent age and demonstrates how much India meant to the British who lived there. As well as being very informative, it is also highly readable. This book is a must for anyone who wishes to understand British-India. "

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1988.

287 pages + photographs.

A previous owner's name. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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