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Percival Spear

Percival Spear (1901-1982) taught history at St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. He was the author of several major works on India including the Penguin History of India, Volume II. Narayani Gupta is Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Laura Sykes has spent several years in Delhi and knows the city well. She is also the author of Calcutta Through British Eyes (OUP 1992).