The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience

Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience

11 October 2018

David Gilmour

In his latest book, the historian and biographer David Gilmour constructs a social history of the British Raj, exploring the lives of the many Britons who came here over three and a half centuries: bureaucrats, soldiers, missionaries, planters, merchants, engineers, teachers and doctors. Gilmour traces their ambitions and experiences, the nature of their work, the lives of their families, their leisure activities and their relationships with the Indian people.

Penguin Random House, 640 pages, Rs 999