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India Remembered

Spear, Percival; Spear, Margaret

ISBN 10: 8125039600 / ISBN 13: 9788125039600
Published by Orient Blackswan 1899-12-30, 1899
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8125039600 2010 2nd edition, clean & tight, very light wear, 1 interior page has very short tear at edge, no markings found. .Carefully packaged to protect the corners. Bookseller Inventory # 016066

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Title: India Remembered

Publisher: Orient Blackswan 1899-12-30

Publication Date: 1899

Book Condition:Very Good

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This book is one of memories and reflections of historian Percival Spear, and his wife Margaret. Their association with India began in 1924 when he joined St Stephen's College, Delhi, as a young lecturer and stayed on in the city till 1944. Unlike many books of the period that studied the political turmoil from the viewpoint of the leaders, India Remembered looks at India during its quest for freedom in the early twentieth century through the eyes of two perceptive people. In the first part of the book, Percival Spear carefully writes about his two-decade long relationship with the college, fellow teachers, missionaries, students, friends, both he and his wife made, and the huge political storm of the freedom struggle through the eyes of a sympathetic yet detached historian. In the second part, Margaret Spear takes the Verandah Viewpoint on India painting a sketch of the land, the ordinary people, their lives, joys, travails and festivities. The Spears passionate involvement with India is reflected in their writing, imbued with feelings, observations and insights, that makes this memoir an enduring read. This second edition of the book has an introduction by historian Narayani Gupta, and will be of interest not only to students of history, but also yet to the general reader.

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Percival Spear was an English historian who spent much of his life teaching modern Indian social history. He taught at both Cambridge University and St Stephen's College with great distinction. He passed away in 1982. Margaret Spear, Percival Spear's wife, came to India in 1933. In 1940 she joined the staff of the Director-General of Information in India, later to become part of the Department of Information and Broadcasting. She left India in 1944. Narayani Gupta has loved in Delhi since 1946, the year after the Spears left teh city. She taught history at Jamia Millia Islamia, and has worked on the history of Delhi

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