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Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal: Penguin Modern Classics

Autor J. R. Ackerley Introducere de William Dalrymple
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 26 mar 2009
A highly entertaining and moving journal chronicling J. R. Ackerley's time in India
In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the Private Secretary to the Maharajah of Chhokrapur. Knowing almost nothing of India, he discovers Hindu culture, festivals and language, and reveals the fascinating attitudes of the Palace staff on women, marriage. the caste system and death. At the heart ofHindoo Holidayis the wonderfully unpredictable figure of his Highness the Maharajah Sahib who, ultimately, just wants 'someone to love him'.
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ISBN-13: 9780141189253
ISBN-10: 0141189258
Pagini: 288
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.21 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Modern Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

J. R. Ackerley was born in Herne Hill, Kent, in 1896 and educated at Rossall School and Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1922 he met E.M. Forster and the two developed a close friendship. It was through Forster's influence that Ackerley left for India in 1923 to work as Private Secretary to the Marharajah of Chhokrapur, which resulted inHindoo Holiday. He also worked as an assistant producer for the BBC and later as literary editor of theListener.