Looking for the Subcontinent

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Looking for the Subcontinent

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1Carapace
Jul 20, 2008, 7:03pm

I'd like to find some good fiction set in British India. It can be specfic or pure historical, so long as it's good writing with a feel for the time and place. Any recommendations?

2staffordcastle
Jul 20, 2008, 7:26pm

How about Kim by Rudyard Kipling?

3Foxhunter
Nov 15, 2008, 6:26am

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4aluvalibri
Nov 16, 2008, 12:06pm

The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott, and The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye.

5Booksloth
Mar 24, 2009, 2:17pm

A Passage to India - the greatest!

6d_graham
Sep 13, 2009, 6:26pm

7camkrst
Mar 10, 2010, 4:34pm

I'm currently reading One Last Look by Susanna Moore and it's excellent. My next book will be Up the Country by Emily Eden, since Moore's book is heavily based on the letters and journals of Emily and Fanny Eden.

8wandering_star
Mar 10, 2010, 6:45pm

If you're looking at Emily Eden, the journals of Fanny Parkes (issued as Begums, Thugs and White Mughals) are written at the same sort of time but from quite a different perspective!