Plain Tales from the British Empire



PDF Epub Plain Tales From The British Empire Author Charles Allen Vinoschilenos.eu PLAIN TALES FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE Gathers Together Charles Allen S Best Loved Books On The British Experience Across The Empire PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ, TALES FROM THE SOUTH CHINA SEAS And TALES FROM THE DARK CONTINENT These Vivid Stories And Recollections Give An Evocative And Unique Glimpse Into The Lost Days Of The Empire Across India, Africa And The Territories Fringing The South China Sea A Hugely Valuable Record Of Colonial Life In India, Africa And The Far East Intimate, Vivid And Immensely Enjoyable Antonia Fraser.Plain Tales from the British Empire

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  • Paperback
  • 788 pages
  • Plain Tales from the British Empire
  • Charles Allen
  • 14 October 2018
  • 0349119201

10 thoughts on “Plain Tales from the British Empire

  1. says:

    A March day of a book some sunny periods with laugh out loud moments, such as how one poor soldier imprudently found release from the pressure of pent up physical desire with a sacred cow from the temple This could not be disregarded by Hindus, and the young man was duly prosecuted The officer representing the Crown opened the case On the day of the alleged offence my client was grazing content...

  2. says:

    An interesting book to read if you are from the sub continent On the one hand colonialism raises its controversial head but on the other hand many things feel so uncannily familiar Even after 66 years, most Pakistani institutions follow the same patterns laid down in the British Raj, especially in the military and civil services Most large cities still have a Cantonment area, a Civil Lines and various clubs Also the British attitude towards the natives has been transferred to the local rulin An interesting book to read if...

  3. says:

    As a child growing up, we studied all about Indian History, of course, and the tales of how people like Robert Clive entered and slowly conquered India History books have not generally been kind to the British rulers, and certainly they have much to account for Yet, there are precious few books that have done good service to unsung English people John Keay s Into India is one such book, as is his The Great Arc This is another such book Of course, it covers much ground beyond India, South As a child growing up, we studied all about Indian History, of course, and the tales of how people like Robert Clive entered and slowly conquered India History books have not generally been kind to the British rulers, and certainly they have much to account for Yet, there are precious few books that have done good service to unsung English people John Ke...

  4. says:

    This book is a non fictional account of life in the Raj the name given when India was governed by Britain as part of the British Empire I enjoyed this book as it takes many quotes and stories of the lives of those who actually lived there at that time In fact I much preferred it to Rudyard Kipling s Plain Tales From the Hills which I had read at an earlier time The dedication of the people both British and Indian to their work and way of life, the place of woman as it was then, the lone This book is a non fictional account of life in the Raj the name given when India was governed by Britain as part of the British Empire I enjoyed this book as it takes ...

  5. says:

    As an Indian, I find the book repulsive because of the book s patronizing attitude towards the Raj and contempt of everything Indian thinly disguised under the veil of various accounts Proponents of the Raj will certainly enjoy the book as it evokes nostalgia of a time when Indians were nothingthan accessories and slaves The book ends with the following paragraphThe coast of England was green and white and the most beautiful sight I ve ever seen in my life little villages nest As an Indian, I find the book repulsive because of the book s patronizing attitude towards the Raj and contempt of everything Indian thinly disguised under the veil of various accounts Proponents of the Raj will certainly enjoy the book as it evokes nostalgia of a time when Indians were nothingthan acces...

  6. says:

    This book is contained in Plain Tales From the British Empire a trilogy of books, all comprising reminiscences of Britons during colonial times the other two books focusing on Africa and the Far East And what a feast of reminiscences, which will appeal especially to former expatriates who spent time in far flung stations in the developing world Many people have fallen in love with India But it was the pull of the third world, whether there or Africa or other such like places You dealt wi This book is contained in Plain Tales From the British Empire a trilogy of books, all comprising reminiscences of Britons during colonial times the other two books focusing on Africa and the Far East And what a feast of reminiscences, which will appeal especially to former expatriates who spent time in far flung stations in the developing world Many people have fallen in love with India But it was the pull of the third world, whether there or Africa or other such like places You dealt with transparent people, less plastic than us We were spoiled and pampered and looked up to as I certainly was when working in Africa years ago And we exercised so muchresponsibility than we would have back home As a former officer in the Raj, Philip Mason, says in the introduction most of us.had farresponsible jobs than we could have expected at our age anywhere else in the world.But reading much of this book left me uneasy and I felt uncomfortable with the snobbery and riches...

  7. says:

    I read this book soon after it was first published and have just re read it in an illustrated 1985 edition , which is not available as an option on goodreads that I can see.Charles Allen has compiled a collective memoir of Survivors , as he calls them, of the last decades of the British Raj in India, from the late nineteenth century up to the catastrophic partition in 1947 This is a rare chance to hear the voices of ...

  8. says:

    This book is the written account of the BBC radio programme of the same name.If you want to know what it was like to be a member of the military or civil service in the Indian Raj in the last years 19...

  9. says:

    Plain Tales from the Raj depicts life in British India during the early 20th Century It s assembled from radio interviews, recorded by the BBC in the 70 s Interesting anecdotes and funny stories draw a vivid picture of life as a colonial sahib...

  10. says:

    I read the Raj Quartet by Paul Scott and watched Jewel in the Crown series some years ago I have always harbored a fantasy of living in the time in India as part of the British Raj There is certainly a legitimate debate about the British Empire and the subjugation of the indigenous populations ruled But my fantasy is just that, a fantasy.What was it actually like to live in that time as part of the Raj Plain Tales from the Raj provides a wonderful narrative particularly during the Raj of the I read the Raj Quartet by Paul Scott and watched Jewel in the Crown series some years ago I have always harbored a fantasy of living in the time in India as part of the British Raj There is cert...

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