An Indian Portfolio: The Life and Work of Emily Eden

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Emily Eden (1797-1869) was born into a prominent Whig family and grew up surrounded by an aristocratic inner circle of British social and political life. In 1835, her unmarried older brother, George, was appointed Governor-General of India. Unmarried herself, Emily was to be his consort during his six-year tenure. She travelled reluctantly, complaining bitterly and constantly about life in India. Between 1837 and 1840 Emily accompanied her brother 'up country' on a mission to forestall the perceived threat to British ...

An Indian Portfolio: The Life and Work of Emily Eden 2011, Quartet Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780704372177

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