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Women of the Raj


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Preface to the New Edition * Introduction * 1. The Voyage Out * 2. First Impressions * 3. The Society of the Exiles * 4. The Land of Exile * 5. Facts of Life * 6. Women in Danger * 7. Courtship and Marriage * 8. Children: Outposts of Empire * 9. Housekeeping * 10. Social Life and Amusements * 11. On Holiday * 12. Unconventional Women

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A new edition of this vivid cultural and social history of the daughters, sisters, mothers and wives of the men at the centre of a daring imperialist experiment, revealing India in all its richness and vitality.

About the Author

Margaret MacMillan is Professor of History at the University of Toronto. Her books include The War that Ended Peace and Peacemakers, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize and the Duff Cooper Prize, and was a New York Times Editor's Choice.


'MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift' - Daily Telegraph
'A clear-eyed, affectionate account' - Mail on Sunday
'Well researched and thoroughly enjoyable' - Evening Standard
'As fascinating as it is unsparing ... an engaging read that brings to life an under-explored side of colonial history' - The Lady
'A unique, interesting and very niche non-fiction read. It's great to see a book focusing on women's experiences' - Of Beauty and Nothingness
'Immensely readable' - Mature Times
'A vivid cultural and social history [that] reveals India in all its richness and vitality' - Antiques Diary
'Women of the Raj has a vitality and an unbiased view that will engage readers today' - Times Literary Supplement
'A testament both to the popularity of the subject, and the skilful way in which the author has handled it' - Victorian Web

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