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Description - Plain Tales From The Raj by Charles Allen

The Raj was, for 200 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. Reissued as the imperial century closes, the 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349104973
ISBN-10: 0349104972
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Charles Allen

Charles Allen is an oral and military historian specialising in colonial matters. He is the author of several previous books and lives in north London.

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