Original Letters From India

Author: Eliza Fay
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173368
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Why remember Eliza Fay nearly two centuries after her death? Her origins are obscure; she was not beautiful, rich, or outlandishly accomplished. Yet the letters recounting her 1779 voyage from England to India captivated E. M. Forster, who discovered them while in India and in 1925 persuaded Virginia and Leonard Woolf to publish them in England. The letters have been delighting readers ever since with their truth-is-stranger than- fiction twists and turns, their earthy humor, and their depiction of an indomitable, unstoppable woman. These days you can hop on a plane in England and be in India the next morning, but when the intrepid Mrs. Fay departed from Dover more than two hundred years ago, it was to embark on a grueling twelve-month journey through much of Europe, up the Nile, overland through the deserts of Egypt, and finally across the sea to India. Along the way she and her fellow travelers encountered wars, territorial disputes, brigands, and even imprisonment. Fay was a contemporary of Jane Austen, but her adventures are worthy of a Daniel Defoe heroine. Her letters—unfiltered, forthright, and often hilarious—bring the perils and excitements of an earlier age to life.

The Original Letters From India Of Mrs Eliza Fay

Author: Eliza Fay
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Eliza Fay left England for India in 1779. Her original letters describe experiences in India, including sati, details of imprisonment in Calicut and the legal separation from her husband.

The Original Letters From India Of Eliza Fay 1908

Author: Eliza Fay
Editor: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781104344672
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With reproduction of original t.p.: Original letters from India; containing a narrative of a journey through Egypt, and the author's imprisonment at Calicut by Hyder Ally. To which is added, an abstract of three subsequent voyages to India. By Mrs. Fay. Calcutta, 1817.

Original Letters From India

Author: Eliza Fay
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Letters From India

Author: Victor Jacquemont
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Life Writings By British Women 1660 1815

Author: Carolyn A. Barros
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555534325
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A pioneering, diverse collection that provides insight into the powerful motive of self-expression that inspired women autobiographers around the eighteenth century.

Letters From India

Author: Carolyn Potts Hayward
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441575774
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Set in1936, a story of Love at First Sight, after a short romance of seven weeks, Ned and Ginny set sail for India on their wedding day. Life in India is challenging, however World War II set their lives in a spin. Ginny is forced to evacuate and leave Ned behind with the impending threat of Japan bombing Calcutta. Her trip back to New York was filled with challenges. The constant threat of war and the lack of transportation made her journey a long and grueling undertaking. Follow this moving love story as Ginny makes the biggest sacrifice of her life to make her way back to Ned, amidst the war torn world with Carolyn Potts Haywards Letters from India.

Original Letters Illustrative Of English History Including Numerous Royal Letters From Autographs In The British Museum And One Or Two Other Collections With Notes And Illustrations By Henry Ellis Second Series

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A Concise History Of Modern India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139537059
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A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world. In the third edition of the book, a final chapter charts the dramatic developments of the last twenty years, from 1990 through the Congress electoral victory of 2009, to the rise of the Indian high-tech industry in a country still troubled by poverty and political unrest. The narrative focuses on the fundamentally political theme of the imaginative and institutional structures that have successively sustained and transformed India, first under British colonial rule and then, after 1947, as an independent country. Woven into the larger political narrative is an account of India's social and economic development and its rich cultural life.

New Readings In The Literature Of British India C 1780 1947

Author: Shafquat Towheed
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838256735
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The contributions to this book amply demonstrate the richness, vitality, and complexity of the colonial transactions between Britain and India over the last two centuries, and they do so by approaching the topic from a specific perspective: by interpreting the rubric 'new readings' as broadly, creatively, and productively as possible. They cover a wide range of literary responses and genres: eighteenth-century drama, the gothic novel, verse, autobiography, history, religious writing, journalism, women's memoirs, travel writing, popular fiction, and the modernist novel. Brought together in one volume, these essays offer a small, but representative sample of the multifaceted literary and cultural traffic between Britain and India in the colonial period. In the richness and diversity of the various contributors' strategies and interpretations, these new readings urge us to return once again to texts that we think we know, as well as to explore those that we do not, with a freshly renewed sense of their complexity, immediacy, and relevance.