Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes

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Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes - Parks, Fanny, and Parlby, Fanny Parkes, and Parkes, Fanny

Fanny Parkes, who lived in India between 1822 and 1846, was the ideal travel writer - courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her delightful journal traces her journey from prim memsahib, married to a minor civil servant of the Raj, to eccentric, sitar-playing Indophile, fluent in Urdu, critical of British rule and ... Read More

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