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    Margaret MacMillan

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Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India Mass Market

by: Margaret MacMillan

The apparent glamour of the Indian Raj continues to fascinate long after the British quit the subcontinent. But along with the beauty of the Indian landscape and the privilege of servants and holidays in hill stations, British women in that vanished world faced challenges and fears that came from being an alien ruling minority. These women were at the heart of the imperial enterprise. It was their role to support the men???s work, raise the children and attempt to replicate British society thousands of miles from home. They struggled in the face of heat, illness, loneliness and boredom as well as different customs, languages and religions. The distinguished historian and bestselling author Margaret MacMillan, drawing on letters and memoirs, novels and interviews, brings vividly to life their experiences ??? humdrum, extraordinary, light-hearted, tragic ??? at the height of the Raj, from the 1850s to Indian independence in 1947.

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December 23, 1943
Margaret??Macmillan??received her PhD from Oxford University and is now a professor of international history at Oxford, where she is also the warden of St. Antony's College. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of Toronto, and of St. Hilda's College, Oxford University. Her previous books include??Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World; Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives, and Daughters of the British Empire in India; and??Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World,??which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize, and the Duff Cooper Prize and was a??New York Times??Editors' Choice.
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the apparent glamour of the Indian Raj continues to fascinate long after the British quit the subcontinent.

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ISBN: 9780500293744
Publisher: Thames and Hudson ltd
Publish Date: 25 January 2018
Page Count: 320

“Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India Mass Market”

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